CV for Suzanne Snizek, UVic flute professor

Suzanne Snizek

Professor of Flute at University of Victoria and Altus artist


DMA May 2011
UBC- Vancouver Lorna McGhee

Private flute study David Cramer (Phila. Orchestra) 1991-1996

Master of Music 1990 University of the Arts, Philadelphia Julius Baker 

Bachelor of Music 1990 Indiana University- Bloomington Carol Wincenc, Peter Lloyd; James Pellerite orchestral repertoire class


Assistant Professor of Music (tenure track)

University of Victoria (Victoria, BC) June 2015- current

Visiting Assistant Professor of Music, University of Victoria September 2011- May 2015  

Flute teacher

Trinity Western University (Langley, BC) 2007-2012

Flute teacher

Douglas College Community Music School (New Westminster, BC) 2008-2011

Senior Lecturer in Flute

University of the Arts (Philadelphia, USA). 1999-2004


  • Myriam Bleau, Matthew Ricketts and Anna Hostman trios
  • Farshid Samandari If this is a Man solo for flute and electronics (2016); Cuando Variaciones for flute and clarinet 2011
  • Nebojsa Macura (member ASCAP) Sonata for flutes for solo flute with UVic flute choir (2016); Old World, New World Suite for solo flute (2009);Six Year Interlude for flute, viola and piano (2013); Diptych for flute, oboe and clarinet (2012); Chamber Music No. 4: Living on the Edge’ (for flute and piccolo) 2006


  • Guest lecture recital Memorial University (St. Johns Newfoundland) 2018
  • Schumann and Rossler Sonatas: German Archives (Marbach, Germany) 2017
  • Solo recital Open Space, Victoria 2016
  • Banff Arts Centre residency 2016
  • Suppressed Chamber Music concert with guest artists Aaron Schwebel, Yoomi Kim and Keith Hamm 2016
  • UWW (Bellingham, US) guest recital 2015
  • UBC-Vancouver  “Wednesday Noon Hour” series 2015
  • “Music by the Sea” festival resident artist (Bamfield, BC) 2015
  • Chamber recital with Lafayette String Quartet 2014
  • Soloist at Canadian University Music Schools conference 2013
  • International Chutzpah! Festival lecture recital with support from  Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre 2013
  • Guest lecture recital co-hosted by Service Invalides- Historique de la Défense, L’École Militaire and Institut l‘Histoire de Temps Présent (Paris, France) 2011
  • Guest solo recital University of Cambridge (UK) March 2010
  • Sonic Boom Festival of Contemporary music (Vancouver) 2008
  • Guest artist Whatcom Museum of Art (Bellingham, WA) 2005


  • CD “Chamber music (Re)Discoveries” from Suppressed Music repertoire: van Gilse trio for flute, violin and viola; Weinberg Trio for flute, viola and piano; Eben Drei stille Lieder for flute, voice and piano; Blacher and Smit Sonatas. For October 2017 review see
  • Cable “Johnny Unitas” HBO Special, 2000
  • ESPN’s “NFL Presents,” 1999
  • Kindermusic International 1998
  • Roger Daltrey at Mann Music Center (Philadelphia) 1994
  • Moody Blues  at Mann Music Center (Philadelphia) 1993
  • “European Coffee” commercial; Taiwan TV 1991
  •  Frank Martin Ballade (promotional CD for UArts) 1990
  • Live broadcast WFLN (Philadelphia)  Bach b minor Sonata 1990


  • Adjudicator for Winds and Brass: Kiwanis Vancouver 2018
  • Jury member: FACTOR (Foundation Assisting Canadian Artists on Recordings) 2017-
  • Mount Royal Conservatory of Music (Calgary, AB) 2016
  • Vernon Community Music School (BC) 2017, 2016, 2015
  • Western Washington University (Bellingham, WA) 2015
  • University of Alberta (Edmonton, AB) 2015
  • Kelowna Community Music School (BC) 2017, 2015
  • Adjudicator: Canadian Flute Association annual competition (Toronto, ON) 2013
  • Delta (BC) Youth Orchestra, Guest clinician 2007
  • Clinician: Philadelphia Sinfonia Youth Orchestra 2003
  • Adjudicator: Pan Asian International/American Schools Music Festival 1990


  • 2017 Craigdarroch Research Award for “Excellence in Artistic Expression” University of Victoria
  • UVic Scholarly Conference and Artistic Performance Travel grant (2017 Stuttgart, Germany;  2016 NFA Convention- San Diego; 2015 NFA convention- Chicago; 2014  Kelowna BC guest artist; 2013 Toronto ON guest artist)
  • Grant for travel, conference fees and accommodation Forum Voix Étoufées international conference in Berlin (DE) to present at Europe Année Zéro: Musique et Politique Culturelle sous le Nazisme et le Stalinisme : divergences et similitudes 2016
  • Jewish Federation of Victoria and Vancouver Island Community Grant in support of recording project 2016
  • 2016-17 UVic Internal Research/Creative Project Grant for Suppressed Music recording project
  • Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre and Chutzpah! Festival co-funding for lecture recital 2013
  • First Prize, Mid-South Flute Competition (national competition TN, USA) 1995
  • First Prize UArts Concerto Competition. Performed Jolivet Concerto (Philadelphia) 1990
  • Second Prize New York Flute Club Competition (national competition NY) 1990
  • Prize winner National Flute Talk Magazine Competition (USA); 1989 



  • “Chamber Music (Re)Discoveries” CD 2017
  • Website: 2017
  • World ORT (London UK); 2017 see  
  • “Petr Eben and Drei stille Lieder: A World in Miniature.” In Année Zéro Musique et politique culturelle sous le Nazisime et le Stalinisme: divergence et les similitudes, edited by Philippe Olivier and Amaury du Closel. Paris: Hermann Editeurs (forthcoming).
  • “‘The trio is growing like an asparagus’: Hans Gál and the Huyton Suite trio.” In Captivity during Wartime in the Twentieth Century: Archives, Narratives and Mémoires, edited by Anne Pathé and Fabien Thé New York: Berghann Publishers (2016). English translation of 2012 publication.
  • “Interned Musicians” edited by Philippe Olivier and Amaury du Closel, and sponsored by Council of Europe. Paris: Hermann Éditeurs (2015).
  • Gál, Hans. ‘Music Behind Barbed Wire: A Diary of Summer 1940,’ edited by Eva Fox-Gál. Contributed several biographies of interned musicians to this newly translated English edition. London: Toccata Press (2015).
  • “The Abyss and The Berries.” In The Impact of Nazism on the Development of Twentieth Century Music, edited by Erik Levi. Wien: Böhlau Verlag (2014).
  • Zachor (the semi-annual publication of the Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre) essay. Available at:    (see issue #1 January 2013)
  • “Spiritual Vitamins: Music in Huyton and Central Internment Camps May 1940– January 1941.” In Creativity behind barbed wire: the tangible and intangible heritage of prisoners of war, edited by Gilly Carr and Harold Mytum. New York: Routledge (2012).
  • “‘The trio is growing like an asparagus’: Hans Gál and the Huyton Suite trio.” In Captivité de guerre au XXe siècle: des archives, des histoires, des mémoires, edited by Fabien Thé Paris: Armand Colin (2012).
  • “Music and the Holocaust: British Internment, Music and Hans Gál.” World ORT Music during the Holocaust, edited by Shirli Gilbert. Available at (2011).


  • Presented “Petr Eben and Drei stille Lieder: A World in Miniature” international conference organised by Forum Voix Étoufées. Conference subject Année Zéro Musique et politique culturelle sous le Nazisime et le Stalinisme: divergence et les similitudes hosted by Maison de France, Berlin DE 2016
  • “Musical Culture in British Internment during WWII” at “Music and Concentration Camps” Strasbourg, France 2013
  • Huyton Suite Trio for flute and two violins for interdisciplinary conference “Captivity between Archives, History and Memories,” co-hosted by  Institut lHistoire du Temps Présent (CNRS), and Invalides – Service Historique de la Défense (Paris, France) 2011
  • “Creativity behind Barbed Wire” at Cambridge University, UK 2010
  • “The Impact of Nazism on the Development of Twentieth Century Music” conference; Jewish Music Institute and University of London School of Advanced Studies ( London, UK) 2008


  • Altus artist
  • FACTOR (Foundation Assisting Canadian Talent on Recordings)
  • Canadian Flute Association member
  • National Flute Association member; NFA ‘Special Publications’ Committee member