Steven Snowden (ASCAP) creates music for a diverse array of settings including theater, dance, film, multimedia installations, and the concert stage. He has focused much of his recent work on interdisciplinary collaboration and is quite active as a performer in both acoustic and electronic mediums. Raised in rural Southwest Missouri, Snowden began composition studies in 2002, received his Masters degree in composition at the University of Colorado and is currently pursuing his DMA at the University of Texas at Austin. His works have been performed by many outstanding ensembles at numerous festivals and concert series across five continents.
Recent awards in composition include a 2011 Aspen Music Festival Fellowship, A 2011 MNMI residency with Alarm Will Sound, 1st Prize in the 2010 Left Coast Chamber Ensemble Composition Contest, the 2010 Austin Critics’ Table Award for Best Original Composition, the George Lynn Memorial Composition Prize and a 2009 ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer Award. He is also currently in the final round of applicants for a 2011-2012 Fulbright Grant to develop interactive motion tracking systems in Portugal.