Solon Snider is an Associate Music Director at Princeton University’s Lewis Center for the Arts. He is a graduate of Yale College, where he was a music and theater major as well as the musical director of the Yale Whiffenpoofs, the world’s oldest and best-known collegiate a cappella group. Solon’s public service accomplishments include election to Boys Nation as one of two representatives from Maryland; election by Maryland Boys State, administered by the American Legion, to Speaker of the House and Boys Nation Senate; selection to shadow the County Council Chair in Anne Arundel County, Maryland followed by serving as County Council Chair in the County’s Mock Government Program; winning the Chesapeake Bay Trust’s Student of the Year Award for environmental advocacy; serving as legislative liaison for the Chesapeake Association of Student Councils; and winning Coca Cola, Best Buy, and American Legion scholarships. Solon and iSolon are both named after the same Greek leader often credited with founding Greek democracy.
Solon’s musical and theatrical accomplishments include co-authoring and producing a musical at Yale University; winning a commission to compose a piece for the PRISM Quartet, one of America’s foremost chamber ensembles; performing in dozens of plays; performing as a cappella lead singer in the Bravo series Odd Mom Out and an extra in the Netflix series House of Cards.