Muse Phoenix is an Arizona-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit collective dedicated to advocating, cultivating, and inspiring communal artistic endeavors, both locally and abroad. We seek to honor tradition while embracing the contemporary, enabling eclectic and innovative projects along the way.
Carolyn Snyder, Executive Director
Carolyn Snyder enjoys a varied musical career as a performer, educator, and administrator. A native of the Phoenix area, Carolyn completed coursework for her Doctor of Musical Arts degree at Stony Brook University where she studied with the Emerson String Quartet and members of the Silk Road Ensemble. She also holds a Master of Music degree from Northern Illinois University and bachelors degrees in both Music Education and Viola Performance from Northern Arizona University. Having relocated back to the Phoenix area in the summer of 2018, Carolyn currently is on the faculty of Rosie’s House: A Music Academy for Children and Mesa Community College, and is an Associate Director of Music at Mountain View Lutheran Church. Carolyn actively performs with numerous ensembles throughout the area, including the illustrious Arizona Musicfest Festival Orchestra each February. Carolyn is one of the founders of Muse Phoenix.
Andrew Sievers, Artistic Director
Andrew Sievers has been active in the Phoenix area as a professional singer, instrumentalist, director, and actor for the last decade. An Arizona native, Andrew completed undergraduate work at both Arizona State University and Northern Arizona University, as well as graduate work at NAU. Andrew is currently on the staff of Pinnacle Presbyterian’s Music Ministries and is Assistant Director of Music at Corpus Christi Catholic Church. In addition to his performing and directing endeavors, Andrew also works in marketing with Accent Concerts and in production with Arizona Musicfest. In the summer of 2019, Andrew became one of the founders of Muse Phoenix.
Cameryn Baum, Development Director
Cameryn Baum is an Arizona State University graduate with her Bachelor’s in Cello Performance. She graduated Summa Cum Laude and earned the Moeur Award for her academic excellence. In addition to her coursework, Cameryn has had many amazing opportunities to play on stage with world renowned musicians including Ursula Oppens, Brooklyn Rider, Jubilant Sykes, and Michael Bublé. Off the stage, Cameryn teaches private lessons for cellists wanting to learn classical or non-classical styles of music. She also is a volunteer teacher for Cellobration, is a staff member for StringPlay, and is the rehearsal assistant for the Gilbert Town Fiddlers. Outside of musical activities, Cameryn thrives in working with and for her community. She has been involved with the Mesa Arts Center, Camp Patrick, ASU’s Sexual Violence Prevention Department, and ASU’s Undergraduate Student Government. Cameryn hopes to expand her community involvement by writing grants for musical non-profit organizations. In the meantime, she will be motivating young adults to be the best musicians they can be and furthering her knowledge and experience with teaching.