Evan L. SNYDER
COMPOSER // LIBRETTIST // TENOR
Evan L. Snyder
Evan’s earliest performance credits date back to his undergraduate degree in vocal performance, where he studied with Richard Fracker at Michigan State University. As a student, between his time at MSU and as a young artist with Seagle Music Colony, Evan performed roles in nearly a dozen shows, including Pirates of Penzance, A Little Night Music, Susannah, and West Side Story. Evan went on to make his professional debut with the Shreveport Opera in the role of Howard Boucher in Jake Heggie's Dead Man Walking.
Since moving back to Michigan to pursue composition, Evan has become active member of the Michigan’s operatic scene, singing concerts and performing roles with the West Michigan Opera Project (Grand Rapids/Kalamazoo), Main Street Opera Theater (Plymouth), and Opera MODO (Detroit). Evan has also become an vocal advocate for new song and opera, singing premieres, reading sessions, and recordings of young and emerging composers’ works (including works by Spencer Arias, Ryan Jones, Michael Garnett, Elena Specht, and more).
Recent vocal activities include the role of Chevalier de la Force in Opera MODO's production of Dialogues of the Carmelites and a new recording of Liza Lehman's Nonsense Songs, as a part of the Sometimes Singers, a Lansing-based vocal ensemble, of which Evan is one of the founding members.