Dutcher Snedeker

Pianist and Collaborator

Dutcher Snedeker is a Grand Rapids pianist with a long history of performance. Coming from a musical family, he has grown up surrounded by a variety of music styles.

A current Masters Student at WMU and GVSU graduate, he has a desire to blend different genres in his writing and performing experiences, with a focus in New Music and Jazz. He is recognized as an active part of the West Michigan music community, with multiple nominations at the local WYCE Jammies and a jazz award at ArtPrize 2013. He has also had performing opportunities at the School of Improvised Music (SIM) and Bang on a Can’s 2016 Summer Program.

Dutcher Snedeker is an active performer in West Michigan. While at Grand Valley State University, he was a member the nationally recognized GVSU New Music Ensemble, performing at three Strange Beautiful Music Festivals in Detroit, at the University of Illinois-Chicago, Colorado College with the Bowed Piano Ensemble, the Detroit Institute of Arts Museum, with Cori Terry & Dancers at Wellspring Theatre, and the Music in Our Parks 2014 National Parks Tour. At Western Michigan University, he has played in the 2016-2017 Downbeat Award Winning WMU Jazz Orchestra as well as the WMU Symphonic Band. 

Dutcher Snedeker currently performs with Brad FritcherBenjaman JamesThe Underground Circus, the WMU Symphonic Band, and a new project debuting soon called "Earth Radio." He is also one of the directors behind Art Music For All (AMFA), an arts organization dedicated to New Music. 

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