About Audrey

Audrey Q. Snyder is a cellist in Chicago, Illinois. She is an advocate of contemporary instrumental music, and has collaborated with members of Ensemble Signal, Ensemble Dal Niente, and others. Snyder is a core member of the Chicago-based Zafa Collective, a new music group founded with the idea of inclusivity (both in programming and performance) at its core; with the collective she has performed at Constellation, Poetry Foundation, Center on Halsted, Fulton Street Collective, and others. In December 2019, Snyder produced, performed in and coordinated the live performance of New Music//New Film Collaborative, a year-long project that facilitated the creation of 5 new pieces with corresponding video art; all audio with video was released in 2020.
        As a pop and rock musician, Audrey performed with The Who as principal cellist on their Moving On! tour in 2019, and will be joining them again for The Who Hits Back! 2022 tour. She has also written and recorded three of her own EPs under the name Audrey Q, the most recent of which is titled Where to Find the Blankets and was released in December 2020.
       As a theater musician, Audrey has played in professional productions of The Lion King, Mary Poppins, The Bridges of Madison County, Oklahoma!, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Oliver!. Audrey also subbed regularly on Hamilton: An American Musical during its 3-year stay in Chicago, and began performances with the And Peggy tour of Hamilton in 2021. 
       Audrey holds a B.M. and M.M. from the Eastman School of Music, where she studied with Alan Harris.