Ben Snoek is an young and active composer, conductor, and performer attending West Ottawa Public Schools. Born in South Korea, he was adopted and currently lives in the lakeside town of Holland, Michigan. Ben's music contains a fresh and original voice, with influences in contemporary and classical music alike. With his knowledge of string instruments and composition, Ben has written over fifty works for orchestra, concert band, choir, and solo instruments. Outside of composing, Ben studies music theory and performs as a string bassist in his school's orchestra. Ben plans to continue his studies of music, along with continuing to write music and perform the bass.