Jonathan Sidden, a graduate of the North Carolina School of the Arts has performed regularly as tenor soloist with opera companies and ensembles across the United States. Mr. Sidden was a resident artist and New Century Fellow at the famed Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia. He was a semi-finalist in the International Wagner Competition. Mr. Sidden was a Regional Finalist in the Mid-Atlantic and the Southeastern Region of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. In 2007 he was honored by Yale University as a Distinguished Music Educator for his work with the public schools. He was a 2010 National Endowment of Humanities Scholar in Vienna, Austria and was a 2012 Claes Nobel Educator of Distinction. He is a member of the Board of Trustees for the Moravian Music Foundation. Mr. Sidden holds a Master of Arts degree in Executive Leadership from Gardner-Webb University.
As a Choral Conductor, Mr. Sidden has held the post of Choral Director at Parkland Magnet High School, where his choirs sang for a festival in conjunction with the 2008 United States Presidential Inauguration and for the NC Music Educator’s Convention in 2013, and Director of Music at Trinity Moravian. He was Interim Artistic Director of The Heart of the Triad Choral Society for the 2019-2020 season. He has also assisted in the preparation of concerts of the Winston-Salem Symphony Chorale, as well as off-stage conductor for Piedmont Opera. He is currently serving as the Director of Music at Clemmons Moravian Church and is the Assistant Principal at Thomas Jefferson Middle School.