Member Spotlight: Meredith Snow

Violist Meredith Snow, a native of Long Island, New York, received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the Juilliard School of Music, where she was a student of Paul Doktor and Samuel Rhodes.

A former member of the Colorado String Quartet, she has also participated in the Tanglewood, Aspen, and Marlboro Music Festivals. Snow played three seasons with the San Francisco Opera Orchestra before joining the LA Phil in 1986, and she often appears with the Philharmonic Chamber Music Society and the Green Umbrella Series.

From 2016 until 2023, she served as longtime chairperson of the International Conference of Symphony and Opera Musicians (ICSOM), a player conference within the American Federation of Musicians international union that represents nearly 4,000 symphonic musicians in the top 51 orchestras in the United States.

“Service in our orchestra committees, the player conferences, and our AFM Locals is the backbone of our industry,” Meredith said. “We are a grassroots organization that thrives on participation. It was an honor for me to have served ICSOM as the LA Phil delegate from 2001, a member-at-large to the Governing Board from 2005, and finally as Chair. It’s been a continuous learning experience and the friendships I made along the way will last my lifetime.”