Music

Choral Director, Voices of Ursinus
Choral Director, Voices of Ursinus

Nicole Snodgrass

Nicole Snodgrass received her B.S. in Music Education from West Chester University and her M.M. in Choral Conducting from Messiah University. She has been the choral director at Ursinus College since August 2022 and is the first female choir director in the history of Ursinus College, established in 1869. Her Voices of Ursinus choir has performed at Radio City Music Hall (opening for the world-famous Rockettes), has participated in a private masterclass with award-winning composer/conductor Dr. Marques Garrett, and has sung “The National Anthem” at a Philadelphia Phillies game. In 2023, Nicole Snodgrass was awarded the Ursinus College Inclusion & Equity Faculty Award.

 

From 1999 to 2024, Nicole Snodgrass was the choral director at Cherokee High School in Marlton, New Jersey. Ms. Snodgrass’ choirs from Cherokee High School performed at The White House, Carnegie Hall, with the band Foreigner, and have toured England, Ireland, San Francisco, New York City, Boston, New Orleans, and Charleston, South Carolina. They have been featured performers at ACDA and NJMEA conferences. Ms. Snodgrass has provided workshops for her students with renowned musicians VOCES8, Paul Phoenix, The King’s Singers, Ola Gjeilo, David Conte, Rollo Dilworth, Amanda Quist, Tom Shelton, and Gabriel Crouch.

 

She was a choral director for the 2023 American Music Abroad Voices Tour and presented concerts in Belgium, Austria, Switzerland, Germany, Luxembourg, and France. In 2020, she conducted the New Jersey All-State Treble Chorus and was the recipient of the 2020 NJMEA New Jersey Master Music Teacher Award. She has been a guest presenter at the New Jersey Music Educators Association State Conference, Westminster Choir College, Messiah University, The College of New Jersey, University of the Arts, and the American Choral Directors Association of Pennsylvania. She is two-time quarterfinalist for the Grammy Music Educator Award and was named one of Suburban Family Magazine’s “Outstanding Teachers.”

 

In addition to teaching, she has sung professionally for more than thirty years, serving as soprano soloist at Historic Old Pine Street Church in Philadelphia since 1996. She has been a featured soloist with the Brandywine Valley Chorale, Ocean City Pops Orchestra, and has performed choral works with the Kennett Symphony, Pennsylvania Ballet, and Delaware Symphony Orchestra.

Department

Music

Degrees

B.S. in Music Education, West Chester University

M.M. in Choral Conducting, Messiah University