B i o g r a p h y
Composer Sheridan Seyfried (b. 1984) is a native of Philadelphia. Educated in composition at the Curtis Institute and the Manhattan School of Music, he worked with composers including Richard Danielpour, Jennifer Higdon and Ned Rorem. His music has been performed by musicians including Ray Chen, Ida and Ani Kavafian, Jonah Kim, Anne-Marie McDermott, David Shifrin, Steven Tenenbom, and Peter Wiley. His 2013 Violin Concerto was written for and premiered by violinist Dennis Kim with the Tampere Philharmonic (Finland). In 2017, the Lake George Music Festival Orchestra, under the direction of Roger Kalia, premiered his Double Concerto with Nikki and Timmy Chooi as violin soloists. His catalogue of orchestral, chamber and vocal music includes a Bass Trombone Concerto (written for soloist Zachary Bond), a concert length choral arrangement of folk music from the Holocaust (Voices of the Holocaust), and a Sextet for clarinet, piano and string quartet which has recently been championed by Belgian clarinetist Roeland Hendrikx. Sheridan previously served on the music theory faculties of both the Curtis Institute (2008-2012) and Mannes College (2010-2014) and taught composition at the Atlantic Music Festival (2009-2015). He currently directs the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra’s annual Young Composers Competition, and is active as a music educator, choir director, concert producer and arranger.