Jim Snedeker


My name is Jim Snedeker. When I’m not playing a Christmas elf, I write and play music that lifts you up – like your own personal elevator. My musical experience ranges from singing, playing guitar, piano, drums, bass, various brass and keyboards, to midi-sequencing, programming and leading worship, including touring with a contemporary Christian rock band, “Daystar”. I started out my life of faith in a church that was primarily composed of college students. It was the 70s and the contemporary Christian music movement did not exist yet. But as new believers we were ready to change tradition. Writing songs from Scripture was a wonderful way to get a taste of what would evolve into the modern worship movement. Some refer to this era of church musician jobs as the Jesus movement. Some of my most notable educational accomplishments consist of participating in four summer camp programs at Interlochen National Music Camp, near Traverse City, Michigan, where I studied euphonium, trombone and guitar. I earned a bachelor’s degree in Music Education from The Ohio State University.

I play the music that lifts you up
  • songwriter
  • multi-instrumentalist
  • singer
  • music educator