About Suzanne Snizek, professor of flute at UVic

2017 Recording: http://ssnizek.finearts.uvic.ca

Altus artist and Professor of Flute at University of Victoria 


DMA May 2011
UBC- Vancouver Lorna McGhee

Study with David Cramer (Associate Principal Phila. Orch.) 1991-1996

Master of Music 1990 UArts (Philadelphia) Julius Baker 

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


Associate Professor of Music (July 2018- ) University of Victoria

Assistant Professor (2015-2018) UVic

Visiting Assistant Professor (2011-2015) UVic

Senior Lecturer in Flute University of the Arts (Philadelphia, USA) and Special Arrangement Faculty Settlement Music School


  • Featured artist Edmonton Flute Society 2019
  • Guest artist Suzhou University (China) 2018
  • Guest artist Loja International Festival (Ecuador) 2018
  • Guest lecture recital Memorial University (St. Johns Newfoundland) 2018
  • Schumann and Rossler Sonatas: German Archives (Marbach, Germany) 2017
  • Solo recital Open Space, Victoria 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


  • 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; 2017.  http://ssnizek.finearts.uvic.ca
  •  “Johnny Unitas” HBO Special, 2000
  • ESPN’s “NFL Presents” 1999
  • Roger Daltrey at Mann Music Center (Philadelphia) 1994
  • Moody Blues  at Mann Music Center (Philadelphia) 1993


  • Adjudicator for Winds and Brass: Kiwanis Vancouver, BC 2018
  • Jury member: FACTOR (Foundation Assisting Canadian Artists on Recordings) 2017-
  • Mount Royal Conservatory of Music (Calgary, AB) 2016
  • Western Washington University (Bellingham, WA) 2015
  • Kelowna Community Music School (BC) 2018, 2017, 2015
  • Adjudicator: Canadian Flute Association annual competition (Toronto, ON) 2013


  • Orion Fund Scholar exchange with Suzhou University (December 2018)
  • Craigdarroch Research Award for “Excellence in Artistic Expression” University of Victoria 2017
  • 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 from Forum Voix Étoufées international conference  (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 Jolivet Concerto (Philadelphia) 1990
  • Second Prize New York Flute Club Competition 1990
  • Prize winner National Flute Talk Magazine Competition (USA); 1989 



  • “Chamber Music (Re)Discoveries” CD 2017 and website: http://ssnizek.finearts.uvic.ca
  • World ORT (London UK); 2017 see http://holocaustmusic.ort.org/about-us/about-the-writers0/  
  • “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).
  • “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 Théofilakis 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 http://holocaustmusic.ort.org/musicians-in-exile/hans-gal/ (2011).