Monday, September 1 2014

This Will Be Our Reply: Waterville, Maine • 7/7 - 8/3, 2014

Sheridan Seyfried

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Sheridan Seyfried (b. 1984) is a native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he currently lives with his wife Ya-Jhu Yang. Sheridan studied composition at the Curtis Institute of Music and the Manhattan School of Music. His music has been performed by artists including clarinetist David Shifrin, violinists Ray Chen, Ida and Ani Kavafian, and Shunske Sato, violists Hungwei Huang and Steve Tenenbom, cellists Peter Wiley and Jonah Kim, and pianist Anne-Marie McDermott. Sheridan’s 2001 string quartet, Pro and Contra, received an ASCAP award. In 2004, he arranged for choir and strings a concert-length cantata of folk music from the Holocaust entitled Voices of the Holocaust. His 2013 Violin Concerto, written for Dennis Kim, was premiered by the Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra (Finland) in November under the direction of Benjamin Shwartz. Sheridan is currently the organist and choir director at Grace Lutheran Church in Wyndmoor, PA. He teaches music at Kohelet Yeshiva High School in Merion, PA and music theory at the Mannes College of Music in New York City.