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 recent graduate GVSU, his classical training of 15 years, combined with 8 years of performing jazz, all meet with a desire to blend styles from metal to Jazz to R&B. Dutcher Snedeker has been a musician for his entire life, performing in urban and traditional ministries, at local music festivals, at various West Michigan venues, in student led collaborations, and for weddings and special events. He has received instruction from Giuseppe Lupis, Aviram Reichert, Helen Marlais, Kurt Ellenberger, Ralph Alessi, Uri Caine, Vicky Chow, and Bill Ryan. Dutcher Snedeker has been a part of a variety of groups, including the Truth in Jazz Orchestra, the nationally recognized GVSU New Music Ensemble, Mizpah, and Big Band Nouveau. Currently, Dutcher Snedeker performs with Brad Fritcher's MOODS, Hannah Rose and The GravesTones (2015 Best Blues/Soul Album at the Jammies XVI), DidyMo, and Andy Frisinger. He is also employed at Allendale High School as the choir accompanist while continuing to do freelance performing and recording work. He will also be attending the 2016 Bang on a Can summer music program, a contemporary chamber music intensive that includes musicians from all over the globe.
Dutcher's ArtPrize Entries
These are Dutcher's official ArtPrize entries from this year and past years.
Dutcher's Past Work
These are images of past work that Dutcher has done.