Composer W. Jay Sydeman received his education at the Mannes College of Music in New York City and subsequently became the chairman of the department. He quickly became one of the most sought after and honored composers of his generation, receiving commissions from Lincoln Center (for the opening of Alice Tully Hall), the Tanglewood Music Festival, the Boston Symphony and a host of chamber music groups in New York. Time magazine described him as" one of the most talented composers of his generation " He has received awards from the National Institute of Arts and Letters, the Library of Congress, C F Peters Corp. and the Boston Symphony" for his meritorious contribution to the orchestral repertoire".
In 1988 he moved to Nevada City, putting his talents and experience in the service of this community. To this end he formed and conducted the Twin Cities Chamber Players, the Auburn Youth Symphony, and created and produced two seasons of the multi media "Feast of the Senses."
Please visit website at www.williamjaysydeman.com