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John Snyder is the founder and president of the Artists House Foundation, a nonprofit music company dedicated to creating educational presentations in several areas, including instruction for instruments, master classes, careers in the arts, and legendary performers. In addition to his producing career, Snyder has held positions at the upper levels of many major recording companies. As the assistant to the president of CTI Records, Creed Taylor, Snyder oversaw legal and business affairs, publishing, manufacturing, distribution, and artists and repertoire operations. Under the tutelage of Herb Alpert, he served as director of Horizon Jazz Series for A&M Records. Snyder later served as director of jazz production for Atlantic Records, reporting to Ahmet Ertegun, where his responsibilities included production and packaging, promotion, publicity, and marketing. Thirty-two of the over 300 recordings produced by Snyder received Grammy nominations and five of them received Grammy awards. Snyder is currently a member of the New York Bar. As a former member of the New York Chapter of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS), he served on the Board of Governors, Education Committee, and Grammy in the Schools Committee. He has been with the Loyola University New Orleans College of Music faculty since 2004 and is currently Chair of the Department of Music Industry Studies and the Conrad N. Hilton Eminent Scholar at Loyola.