Collaborating Artists this season

Nate Masters (Musician)
Nate was born in Dodge City, Kansas in 1984 and is now living in Fredericksburg, Virginia with his wife Amanda and two year old daughter, Bennett. Nate graduated and studied music at the University of Mary Washington.  Nate has also studied jazz arranging, classical composition and theory, and electronic music. Nate currently plays with his Jazz Quartet, The Dangerous Kitchen and with the Klezmer/Rock group, The Intrepid Trio.  In May of 2013, Nate traveled to Schwetzingen, Germany with the Intrepid Trio and performed at the Spargel Fest.  Master’s also teaches music lessons (sax, flute, clarinet, guitar and piano).  As a saxophonist, he is currently very heavily influenced by Wayne Shorter and Joe Lovano.  These two musicians have made a career of pushing the boundaries of jazz and the saxophone as well as exploring the spiritual side of music.  Some of Nate’s favorite artists include (in no particular order) Philip Glass, Ozvaldo Golijov, Sufjan Stevens, Duke Ellington, LCD Sound System, Daft Punk, Flying Lotus, Sonny Rollins, Justice, Lionel Lueke, David Sanchez, Andrew Bird, Bob Dylan, Mos Def, Jay-Z, Lady Gaga, John Coltrane, Ornette Coleman and many, many, many others.

Mark Snyder (Musician)
Mark Snyder is a composer, performer, producer, songwriter, video artist and teacher living in Fredericksburg Virginia. Mark’s multimedia compositions have been described as “expansive, expressive, extremely human, ….Snyder’s compositions attract performers who resist to works with electronics as well as audiences who don’t think they want to hear computer processing.” Dr. Snyder is Assistant Professor of Music at the University of Mary Washington teaching courses in electronic music, composition and theory. He earned his D.M.A. from the University of Memphis, an M.M. from Ohio University and a B.A. from Mary Washington College. He is a member of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP), the Audio Engineering Society (AES) and The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS).

John White (Musician)
John White is originally from Richmond but now resides in Fredericksburg VA.  He graduated from the University of Mary Washington in 2013. John has traveled to Schwetzingen, Germany with the Intrepid Trio and performed at the Spargel Fest. He also plays with The Dangerous Kitchen.  A gifted composer and jazz musician he is excited to collaborate for a second time with Ms. Rowley and Nate Masters creating sound scores for dance.