Sid Richardson receives Charles Ives Scholarship from the American Academy of Arts and Letters

Sid Richardson writes concert music that imbues modern idioms with emotional grit and cerebral wit.  He has collaborated with ensembles such as The Da Capo Chamber Players, Ensemble Amarcord, and yMusic.  He has engaged in projects with prominent soloists like saxophonists Susan Fancher and Branford Marsalis, violinist Jennifer Koh, and pianist Conrad Tao.  His dissertation piece Red Wind sets the poetry of Nathaniel Mackey and features the poet himself along with soprano Mellissa Hughes and members of the New York-based ensemble Deviant Septet.  Originally from Belmont, Massachusetts, Sid holds degrees from Boston Conservatory, Duke University, and Tufts University.