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Sydney E. Crutcher

Sydney E. Crutcher

  • She/Her
  • Biography

    Sydney E. Crutcher is a Black theatre artist and composer currently local to Harrisburg, PA. Growing up immersed in theatre and playing cello in the school orchestra, Sydney has an ear for big sounds and sweeping melodies. Prone to accidentally writing in modes, her musical catalog is filled with pop, jazz, blues, theatrical pieces, and short film scores.

    As a musical theatre creator and a biracial woman, Sydney is committed to crafting work that balances out a canon that predominantly features white and male bodies on and off stage. She takes care in her works to have at least an equal ratio of female to male parts, and to have leading characters with racially inclusive identities, rather than defaulting to white. As a proud member of the Maestra and MUSE (Musicians United for Social Equity) directories, Sydney is constantly seeking opportunities for growth and collaboration, participating in countless workshops and creating her own pathways to success.

    Current projects include "Paranoia", a new musical co-written with Jeremy Berdin and Jimmy Kohlmann, which tells the story of a group of stressed out high school seniors looking to escape reality through an intense game of Assassins. Sydney is also serving as co-composer on Artemis Montague's musical "Rhapsody in Sunflower Yellow". 

    Professional Experience

    • Regional
    • Concerts/Cabaret
    • Education

    Regions

    • D.C./Baltimore Area
    • Philadelphia/Mid-Atlantic

    Interested in touring?

    • Yes

    Maestra Expertise

    • Theatrical Composer (Music and Lyrics)
    • Theatrical Composer (Music only)
    • Theatrical Lyricist
    • Bookwriter/Librettist
    • Songwriter
    • Singer/Songwriter
    • Sound Designer/Composer
    • Voice Teacher (Private Studio)

    My Primary Instrument

    • Voice

    My Instruments

    • Cello
    • Guitar - acoustic
    • Piano
    • Voice

    Software

    • GarageBand
    • Sibelius
    • QLab

    Additional Skills

    • Actor-Musician
    • Home Studio Whiz

    Affiliations

    • MUSE

    Person of Color?

    • Yes