Sidney Hudson has been a secondary school choral music director for 38 years. After graduating from Boise State University, in 1983, she began her teaching career in Spokane, WA. From there she moved to Colorado where she taught for 25 years. She received her Master of Music in Choral Conducting from the University of Northern Colorado in 1997.
In 2010, Sidney returned to Idaho to teach at Rocky Mountain High School in Meridian. Sidney remained at Rocky Mountain until this past fall, when she accepted a choir position at South Jr. High, in Boise. Collectively, she has logged 18 years at the high school level and will begin her 20thth year at the middle level this Fall.
Sidney has remained active with community music throughout her career. She directed an adult church choir for 16 years while in Colorado. In addition to this, she was the founding director of the Longmont Children’s Chorale, an auditioned chorus of fourth through eighth grade students with unchanged voices. This fall, Sidney will begin her third year as artistic director of the Boise Women’s Chorus. Her choirs, both public school and community, have toured regionally and nationally and performed for regional and state conferences.
Sidney sings with several of her colleagues in Essential Jazz, an adult vocal jazz ensemble comprised of 16 music educators and other musicians from the Boise valley.
An important part of Sidney’s professional interest and growth has been her membership and involvement in ACDA and NAfME. Sidney served two terms as R&S Chair for Elementary and Children’s Choruses with Colorado ACDA. Following those terms, she served as State President of Colorado ACDA.