You’ve reached the online home of my teaching, various ongoing research, writing, and projects grounded in audio engineering and audio pedagogy. I invite you to learn more about my research as well as about me. Additional writings on a variety of subjects can be found on my blog. For students participating in a study, materials are available via the respective student portals linked below. If you have any questions, I invite you to contact me.
Research, Writing, & Projects
- King, Himonides, Ruthmann (2017) The Routledge Companion to Music, Technology, and Education
- A comprehensive resource that draws together burgeoning research on the use of technology in music education around the world. Chapter 11, Audio Education, was written by Snyder. (Press Release)
- Snyder, K. (2016) Understanding Project-Based Learning in the Audio Classroom: Using PBL to Facilitate Audio Storytelling
- A paper discussing project-based learning as implemented in an audio engineering classroom to facilitate audio storytelling and provides recommendations for faculty looking to implement project-based learning into their curriculum.
- Snyder, K (2015) Case Study: Expanding Audio Production Facilities At Ohio University To Accommodate Student Needs (Links Below)
- A paper discussing the design, implementation, and integration of the School of Media Arts & Studies’ expanded facilities including a new mixing and mastering suite, an expansive 5.1 post-production and critical listening facility, and numerous classrooms and additional lab spaces, which were based upon student needs.
- UK 26th Conference on Audio Education Edition
- Audio Engineering Society 139th Convention Edition
- Snyder, K. (2014) A Crash Course to Making Your Mark in the Recording Industry. Focal Press / Creative Live
- An eBook developed with Focal Press and creativeLIVE targeted at individuals starting their careers as audio engineers with varying degrees of technical expertise.
- Snyder, K., (2012). How Do They Learn? A Study of Introductory Audio Pedagogy Effectiveness. Indianapolis, IN.
- Interactive Graphs
- Snyder collects and evaluates data over the course of a single academic semester using cross-sectional surveys and classroom observations to determine the pedagogical techniques most effective in introductory audio curricula. The study includes a summary of teaching styles which have been historically effective in audio, a discussion of what techniques are currently most and least effective when teaching audio and recommendations for audio educators moving forward. In completing this study, the researcher intends to provide fellow educators within the field a better understanding as to how best introductory audio students learn, providing recording educators a set of tools more similar to those available to their peers across other disciplines to ensure student success.
Courses I Presently Teach
- Sound for Moving Image
- Critical Listening (Spring)
- Live & Remote Music Recording
Courses I Have Taught
- Audio Production Basics
- Music Production and Technology I
- Video and Audio Field Production (Co-Taught)
- Music Production & Technology II
- Sound for Radio Theatre
- Field Audio
- Advanced Audio Production for Pro Tools (Graduate)
- No data collection currently active