Steven Snowden 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. He is a co-founder/director of the Fast Forward Austin new music organization and his works have been performed by many outstanding ensembles at numerous festivals and concert series across five continents.
He has recently received awards and fellowships from the Aspen Music Festival, the Left Coast Chamber Ensemble, the Austin Critics' Table, the George Lynn Memorial Foundation, ISCM World Music Days, Future Places Portugal, MACRO, The Mizzou New Music Summer Festival and the ASCAP Morton Gould Awards among others. He is also the recipient of a 2012-2013 Fulbright Grant to Portugal in music composition/technology where he will utilize and augment interactive motion tracking systems for large-scale interdisciplinary collaborations.