Jason Snider joined the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Boston Pops as fourth horn in 2007. Previously he held positions as second horn with the Lyric Opera of Chicago and associate principal horn of the San Antonio Symphony. A native of Arkansas, Snider attended Northwestern University and performed with the Civic Orchestra of Chicago for two seasons. After graduating with honors, he earned his graduate degree at Rice University. Snider has performed with the Chicago and Houston symphony orchestras, Houston Grand Opera, Chicago Chamber Musicians, Boston Chamber Music Society, and Collage New Music. He has also played with such varied music festivals as Sun Valley, Grant Park, Grand Tetons, National Repertory Orchestra, Pacific Music Festival in Japan, Jerusalem International Symphony, and Orquesta Sinfónica de Mineria in Mexico City. Currently on faculty at the New England Conservatory and Boston University, Snider teaches and performs regularly in recitals and master classes.