loudBOX is an adventurous collective of artists who believe new music should be more than just heard. We strive to bring uniquely crafted events to the New York City community and engage a diverse audience through creative programs. Our mission is to level the playing field for our concertgoers, allowing both seasoned art lovers and musical newbies to be fully immersed in the experience. From cross-genre collaborations to casual music gatherings to our newest podcast “Adagio For things,” we want our audience to feel instantly welcomed, stimulated, and entertained.
Spencer Snyder (b. 1988) is an American concert composer from New York City. Snyder began his professional studies at the Collective School of Music in Manhattan. Then, after a brief stint at Berklee College of Music in Boston he went on to the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music where he completed a BFA in jazz performance. Most recently he earned his MA in composition from The City College of New York. He has studied with such distinguished composers as Conrad Cummings, Charles Fussell, Sonny Kompanek, and David Del Tredici.
Snyder’s concert works have been performed by The Manhattan Symphonie, Ensemble Mise-En, 8 Strings and a Whistle, The Mother Falcon String Quartet and many others. Upcoming premieres include a chamber opera with The Fresh Squeezed Opera Company and a piece for flute, viola and cello by 8 Strings and a Whistle.
Will Stackpoleis an American composer whose music has been called "lively” and possessing a "savage charm" by the New York Times. Stackpole's works have been played across the country by many notable ensembles including the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, the Levin/Davin Duo, and the Juilliard Orchestra. He began his musical career as an electric guitarist and recording engineer, primarily performing in rock bands in his home state of New Hampshire and later in Hoboken, New Jersey. In college, Will began writing concert music and quickly developed a unique compositional voice. He spent two years studying composition with Justin Dello Joio while working in New York as a freelance composer and orchestrator for theater, film, and television. Mr. Stackpole has since refocused his efforts on creating conceptually innovative concert music. His work blends a wide spectrum of influences: from rock to opera and from Miles Davis to Dutilleux.
Stackpole's music often shows an affinity for vibrant, shifting colors that move within a rich rhythmic framework. Many of his works contain a narrative of sorts, touching on themes that are particularly relevant to present events, at times even political. …Ask Questions Later, premiered in 2016 by the NJSO, highlights the inevitable consequences of gun violence by exploring a musical landscape that takes place in the time between an outburst and an impact. His most recent work fEED, on the other hand looks inward at the effects of social media and 24 hour political news on our experience of the world around us.
Stackpole holds a B.A. in Music and Technology from Stevens Institute of Technology and an M.M. in Composition from the Juilliard School, where he was the two-time winner of the Juilliard Orchestra Competition. His teachers have included Melinda Wagner, Robert Beaser, Justin Dello Joio, and Andy Brick. In addition to his output as a composer, Stackpole's work as a conductor, producer, and audio engineer have led him to work in many different media. He has composed for and designed projects in theater, film, television, and dance. He is currently an adjunct professor of composition and orchestration at Stevens Institute of Technology and a C.V. Starr Doctoral Fellow at the Juilliard School where he is pursuing his D.M.A.
michael j vince
Michael J Vince is a composer, performer, and eclectic arts fanatic currently residing in New York City. To date, he has composed works for chamber ensembles, chorus, orchestra, voice, and short film. Michael has had the privilege of writing for several ensembles of varied instrumentation, such as the NYU Woodwinds and Percussion programs, members of the Fifth House Ensemble with Just Duet, the JACK Quartet, Pie for Two, and the NYU Madrigal Singers. Outside of New York, his works have traveled to Ohio, Wisconsin, Illinois, Atlanta, and Cortona, Italy. In addition, his recent work for double reed quartet, Waterworks, has the honor of being published and distributed by TrevoCo-Varner Music.
Michael earned his Master of Music degree in Theory and Music Composition from New York University in 2015. He joined the studios of Herschel Garfein and Joan La Barbara, as well as studied with composers Julia Wolfe and Justin Dello Joio. In 2010, Michael enrolled as a non-degree-seeking student at Columbia College in Chicago, IL, taking courses under the tutelage of Marcos Balter, Doug Lofstrom, Ilya Levinson, and Kenn Kumpf. He previously acquired his Bachelor of Music degree in Voice Performance in 2008 at The University of Mount Union in Alliance, Ohio, exploring composition independently with James Perone. Michael also enjoys singing in various choruses, such as the Litha Orchestra Chorus and New York Festival Singers, and continues to seek out new artistic collaborations with fellow musicians and peers.