20 Under 20 Honoree
March 7, 2021
Jensen Snyder, 15, has focused on singing in her young musical career. But in the past year, she honed some other skills.
“I think I was born loving music,” Snyder said. “It’s just always been in me as far as singing since I was little, so my main instrument is my voice. I really started getting into playing guitar a couple of years ago, and when COVID hit I really focused on improving my guitar skills.”
With such an early start, Snyder sought ways to improve her singing and was given a great piece of advice for how she could do so.
“In the first grade my music teacher suggested I should audition for the Fort Wayne Children’s Choir. I’m now in my ninth year, and that is where I really learned about music theory and education. It’s a great organization.”
Although deeply religious and devoted to music which celebrates that, a musical highlight came in a far more secular venue.
“I think my greatest memory would have to be singing The National Anthem at an Indianapolis Colts game,” Snyder said. “There were over 60,000 people there. It was exciting, and I just felt peace and thankfulness.”
Also a dedicated songwriter, Snyder hopes to continue to share her music for many years and in many places.
“I just want to reach people,” she said. “I want to be able to travel around the world and sing and write songs that I pray will connect with people and help them with whatever they may be going through.”