Sid Richardson

sid [dot] richardson [at] duke [dot] edu


Duke University, Durham, NC
Candidate for PhD in Composition, expected 2018

Duke University, Durham, NC
Master of Arts in Composition 2015

The Boston Conservatory, Boston, MA
Master of Music in Composition 2013

Tufts University, Medford, MA
Bachelor of Arts in Music and Classics 2010
Magna Cum Laude

University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne
Catholic University of Paris
Tufts-in-Paris 2009

Private Composition Study

Awards and Distinctions

  • Charles Ives Scholarship, American Academy of Arts and Letters, 2017
  • International Dissertation Research Travel Award, Duke Univeristy, 2016
  • Winner of the nief-norf Festival’s International Call for Scores, 2015
  • Roger Sessions Memorial Composition Award, Boston Conservatory, 2013
  • Honorable Mention in Minnesota Orchestra Composer Institute Competition, 2012
  • Outstanding Achievement Award in the Department of Music, Tufts University, 2010

Summer Festivals and Residencies

Work Experience

Duke University, Durham, NC
Artistic Director of Duke New Music Ensemble, 2015-16 season
  • Directs, programs, and organizes [dnme] concerts by graduate and undergraduate performers and composers.
Graduate Teaching Assistant, 2014 to present
  • Teaches undergraduate-level courses in aural skills and theory in the Department of Music.
The Boston Conservatory, Boston, MA
Graduate Teaching Assistant, 2011 to 2013
  • Assisted in the grading and running of undergraduate-level music history courses in Medieval, Renaissance, Classical, Romantic, and twentieth-century music.
Boston New Music Initiative, Boston, MA
General Staff, 2011 to 2013
  • Organized, produced, and promoted concerts for a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to performing new music.  A featured composer on the BNMI 2012-2013 Concert Series.
Emmanuel Church, Boston, MA
Event Sexton, 2006 to 2013
  • Set up and ran concerts and receptions for Emmanuel Music and Emmanuel Church.
Citizen Schools, Roslindale, MA
Citizen Teacher, 2010
  • Taught an introductory-level musicianship course at Washington Irving Middle School.