Philip Snyder is a graduate assistant and DMA candidate in Flute Performance at the University of South Carolina. He frequently performs as a member of new music ensembles including Collaborations in Contemporary Art (Cica), and earspace. He is especially interested in electro-acoustic works and work inspired by the Japanese Shakuhachi. Philip is the founder and director of Wired Music, a coffee shop new music series in Columbia, SC. He is additionally active as a commissioner and composer of experimental and electronic music. His album of field recordings, around-past-away, was released in May 2016. Philip is a past winner of the Kentucky Flute Society Young Artist Competition as well as a finalist in many other competitions. He has played with the Ohio Light Opera, South Carolina Philharmonic, and Long Bay Symphony. In addition to his flute playing, Philip is a hobby outdoorsmen and has hiked over 500 miles of the Appalachian Trail.