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Biographical Info of Sidney S. Richardson

Sid Richardson is a composer who also performs as a bassist in the Duke New Music Ensemble. He has collaborated on projects with artists such as Conrad Tao, Ensemble Amarcord, yMusic, and the Da Capo Chamber Players. Sid was commissioned by the Kenosha Community Foundation in association with the Kenosha Symphony Orchestra for a new woodwind quintet that was premiered at the Kenosha Public Museum in Wisconsin in 2015. Other recent commissions include Webbed, a violin solo for Charlotte Munn-Wood commissioned by the Lee Honors College at Western Michigan University, and Rough/Smooth, for mixed chorus and organ, commissioned by Emmanuel Church Boston. Originally from Belmont, Massachusetts, Sid is currently a PhD candidate in the Department of Music at Duke University in Durham, NC. He has studied with composers Marti Epstein, Stephen Jaffe, Scott Lindroth, John McDonald, John Supko, and Jan Swafford. He holds a Master of Arts in composition from Duke University, a Master of Music in composition from The Boston Conservatory, and a Bachelor of Arts from Tufts University in music and classics. Sid is an organizer of the Experimental Music Study Group in North Carolina’s Research Triangle, an organization focusing on promoting community discussions, scholarship, and performances of new music.

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