Sidlin, Murray, American conductor; b. Baltimore, May 6, 1940. He was a student of Galkin and Cheslock (theory) and Harold Rherig (trumpet) at the Peabody Cons. of Music in Baltimore (B.A., 1962; M.M., 1968), of Celibidache (conducting) at the Accademia Musicale Chigiana in Siena (summers, 1961–62), and of Grout and Husa at Cornell Univ. (1963–65). In 1970–71 he was asst. conductor at the Aspen (Colo.) Music Festival. After working with Barzin and the National Orchestral Assn. in N.Y. (1971), he was asst. conductor of the Baltimore Sym. Orch. (1971–73). From 1973 to 1977 he was resident conductor of the National Sym. Orch. in Washington, D.C. From 1977 to 1988 he was music director of the New Haven (Conn.) Sym. Orch. He also was music director of the Tulsa Phil. (1978–80). From 1978 to 1993 he served as director of the Aspen Music Festival conducting fellowship program. He also was music director of the Long Beach (Calif.) Sym. Orch. from 1980 to 1988. From 1987 to 1992 he was conductor of the American Music Concerts for Chevron Corp. In 1994 he became resident conductor of the Ore. Sym. Orch. in Portland.
—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire