Composer Sheridan Seyfried (b. 1984) is a native of Philadelphia, where he grew up playing violin in the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra and studying piano privately. He studied composition at the Curtis Institute of Music, working with composers including Richard Danielpour and Jennifer Higdon. Sheridan’s original music has been performed throughout North and South America and Europe by artists including Ida and Ani Kavafian, Anne-Marie McDermott, David Shifrin, Steven Tenenbom and Peter Wiley. His Violin Concerto was premiered by Pacific Symphony concertmaster Dennis Kim. Sheridan arranged Voices of the Holocaust, a concert-length cantata of folk music from the Holocaust set for large chorus and strings, which has been performed around the world. Sheridan enjoys performing and arranging a wide variety of musical styles, including Celtic and bluegrass, and is active as a choir director and educator (he is now in his eighth year teaching at Kohelet Yeshiva).