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Erin Murphy Snedecor

Cellist, Composer


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Erin Murphy Snedecor
Zooxanthellae - EP
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"The Strange Highway" for cello octet


Erin Murphy Snedecor


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Erin is a cellist, composer, and collaborator based in Brentwood, MD. She specializes in contemporary chamber music, improvisation, songwriting, and collaborative art. She is a founding member, cellist, and music director of Balance Campaign, a contemporary sextet dedicated to the commission and performance of works by living composers. She also performs with earspace, a North Carolina-based contemporary ensemble that curates multisensory programs in unexpected venues.

In addition to her classical projects, Erin is known for her ability to perform in a multitude of genres and styles. In 2009, Erin joined forces with Annapolis indie rock band Pompeii Graffiti, appearing on 3 studio albums and performing in local and touring performances. She is also half of the indie/folk duo Black Rhinoceros, and a writer and performer of classical electronica quartet DoubleSpeak. Most recently, Erin collaborated with Glade Dance Collective as part of the 2019 Fringe Festival under her solo moniker, Zooxanthellae, to compose and perform the music for their work, “Oizys in the Waiting Room”. Erin received her BM from Ithaca College with and her MM at University of Maryland, and is a 2023 Strathmore Artist-in-Residence.

Erin is a passionate collaborator, working closely with artists from a variety of disciplines to create unique and compelling performances. Whether she's working with dancers, visual artists, or other musicians, Erin brings a collaborative spirit and a willingness to push boundaries to everything she does. Whether she is playing with a rock band, a string quartet, or a dance troupe, Erin believes that new sounds and new artistic connections can fuel better people for a better world.

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