Erin Snedecor is a cellist based in the DC area who specializes in contemporary chamber music, improvisation, songwriting, and collaborative art. Her interdisciplinary work has lead her to create many of her own ensembles, where in addition to performing she acts as co-founder, composer, songwriter, arranger, manager, and beyond.
Erin is a founding member, cellist, and music director of Balance Campaign, a contemporary sextet dedicated to the commission and performance of new works. She also performs with earspace, a North Carolina-based contemporary ensemble that curates multi-sensory programs in unexpected venues.
In addition to her classical projects, Erin is known for her ability to perform with a multitude of musicians and artists. 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 Master of Music degree at University of Maryland studying with David Teie, and her Bachelor of Music at Ithaca College under the instruction of Elizabeth Simkin and Heidi Hoffman.