Composer, Conductor, Instrumentalist - Piano | Worldwide
Biography

Current Positions

  • Houston Grand Opera - Music Director and Composer-in-residence
  • Nyack Christian College in New York City – Artist-in-Residence

 

Former Positions

  • City University of New York – professor of music
  • Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music (NYU Tisch School of the Arts) - faculty
  • Urban Assembly Bronx Academy of Letters – professor of music
  • Opera Noire – Music Director
  • The Juilliard School – staff accompanist
  • Jazz at Lincoln Center – artistic consultant

 

 Current Activities

  • Yale University School of Music – guest lecturer
  • Atlanta Music Festival at Emory University – recital with Jessye Norman

 

Recent Activities

  • Aix-en-Provence – recital with Jessye NormanChicago Theater - recital Aretha Franklin
    Lyric Opera of Chicago – recital with Lawrence Brownlee & Eric Owens
  • St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
  • Minneapolis Symphony
  • University of Albany – premiere of Nkeiru Okoye’s new opera Harriet Tubman
  • University of South Carolina Symphony Orchestra
  • Opera Ebony (reengagements)
  • Opera Noire (reengagements)
  • Alice Tully Hall – solo piano debut

 

Endeavors

  • Lyric Opera of Chicago – composer for Empower Youth! opera creation partnership
  • Created Damien Sneed Performing Arts Institute
  • Created LeChateau Earl Records

 

Noteworthy

  • Sphinx Medal of Excellence (2014)
     

Artist Website: www.damiensneed.com

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