Biography


Sheridan Seyfried
composer

Composer Sheridan Seyfried is a native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  He completed his undergraduate degree at the Curtis Institute of Music where he studied with Edward Aldwell, Richard Danielpour, Jennifer Higdon and Ned Rorem. Upon graduating from Curtis, he received the Alfredo Casella Award in Composition.  His diverse body of work includes orchestral, chamber, solo, and film music. Seyfried’s compositions have been performed throughout the world in major venues including Prague’s Rudolfinum, Vienna’s Radio Symphony Hall and Salzburg’s Mozarteum.  His music has been performed by artists including Ida Kavafian, Anne-Marie McDermott, Steve Tenenbom, and Peter Wiley, and by orchestras including the Minnesota Orchestra. In 2001, Seyfried received an ASCAP award for his string quartet, Pro and Contra; the following year he was named a Presidential Scholar in the Arts. The recipient of a 2006 Presser Music Award, he has been composer-in-residence at the Music From Angel Fire (NM) festival and with the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra, and has appeared at the Chamber Music Northwest (OR) festival. Also an accomplished pianist, Seyfried has frequently performed his own music, most recently in recital at Washington’s Kennedy Center with violinist Stephanie Jeong.  He is currently writing a new work for organist Paul Jacobs. Seyfried is now on the music theory faculty at the Curtis Institute of Music. He is also completing studies for his Master’s degree in Composition at the Manhattan School of Music.