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Aoede (born Lisa Sniderman) is an award-winning folk pop artist and playwright based in San Francisco.[1][2][3]

Birth nameLisa Sniderman
Also known asAoede
OriginSan Francisco, California, USA
GenresFolk pop
Occupation(s)Musician and playwright
Years active2008 -
LabelsAoede Muse Music



Aoede won the Album of the Year for her 2011 release Affair with the Muse, and Best Folk / Acoustic Artist in the inaugural 2012 Artists In Music Awards,[4] Aoede also won Album of the Year 2012.[3] Aoede is a’s recipient of a Top Album of the Decade honor and Top Artist of the Year for 2008 in recognition of her CD release Push and Pull.[4] Aoede was a 2013 John Lennon Finalist in the children's category for Fairy Tale Love and a 2012 Finalist for Little Things,[5] NY Stage Play Finalist for Do You Believe In Magic?, adapted from Aoede's original fantasy musical recorded as an audiobook featuring songs, dialogue, narration, sound effects and full instrumental score,[6] NY Stage Play Finalist and Ruble New Play Festival Finalist for What Are Dreams Made Of?, adapted from her full-length original fantasy musical, one of the first original musicals recorded on an audiobook.[7][8] Aoede was also among the 13th Annual Independent Music Awards Vox Pop Winners[9] and was also an International Song Writing Competition winner for Fairy Tale Love.[10]

Sniderman suffers from a rare and debilitating auto-immune disease called dermatomyositis.[11][12] She also co-founded WomenROCK, a Bay Area-based women-in-music advocacy group.[4][13]


  • Ear Candy (2006)
  • Push and Pull (2008)
  • Affair with the Muse (2011)
  • Skeletons of the Muse (2012)
  • Is Love a Fairy Tale? (2012)
  • What Are Dreams Made Of? (2013)
  • Do You Believe In Magic? (2015)


See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Aoede: A Fantasy Wrapped in Mythology and Served with a Side of Musicality – Fourculture Magazine". Retrieved 2016-12-22.
  2. ^ "The IMC Magazine Issue 8/October 2015". Joomag. Retrieved 2016-12-22.
  3. ^ a b "Artists In Music Awards". Artists In Music Awards. Retrieved 2017-01-02.
  4. ^ a b c "Aoede Wins 2 "Artists in Music Awards"! | Review Indie". Retrieved 2016-12-22.
  5. ^ "John Lennon Songwriting Contest". Retrieved 2017-01-02.
  6. ^ "2016 Official Finalists". Retrieved 2017-01-02.
  7. ^ "2014 Official Finalists". Retrieved 2017-01-02.
  8. ^ "Sandusky Register". Retrieved 2017-01-02.
  9. ^ "Independent Music Awards | THE 13TH ANNUAL INDEPENDENT MUSIC AWARDS VOX POP WINNERS ANNOUNCED". Retrieved 2017-01-04.
  10. ^ "international songwriting competition winner".
  11. ^ "Front and Center: Playwright, Singer-Songwriter, Recording and Performing Artist, Lisa Sniderman 'Aoede' - the WiMN | The Women's International Music Network". Retrieved 2016-12-21.
  12. ^ "Press Releases | Cure JM Foundation". Retrieved 2016-12-22.
  13. ^ Radio, WWIR World Wide Indie. "WWIR – World Wide Indie Radio (Butterflies Radio)". Retrieved 2016-12-22.
  14. ^ "Aoede - Album Discography - AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 2017-01-02.

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