Originally from Hartsville, South Carolina, trombonist Miriam Snyder currently lives in San Francisco, California, where she is working towards a master’s degree in trombone performance at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and freelancing in several Bay Area orchestras. Prior to attending SFCM, Miriam lived in Rochester, New York, where she earned a bachelor’s degree and performer’s certificate in trombone performance from the Eastman School of Music. Throughout her career, Miriam has achieved many successes, including participating in many festivals, master classes, and honors ensembles. As a passionate solo and chamber musician, Miriam has competed in several competitions, with her most recent accomplishments including placing third in the national level of the 2017 MTNA Senior Brass Competition and placing first in the 2021 American Trombone Workshop’s National Quartet Competition as a member of the Outer Loop Trombone Quartet. Her primary teachers include Dr. David Hamilton, Larry Zalkind, Paul Welcomer, and Timothy Higgins. Miriam’s professional goals include teaching privately at the collegiate level and playing trombone in an orchestra. Outside of playing trombone, Miriam enjoys arranging, baking, running, and taking care of her cat and plants.