SIDNEY HOPSON is an orchestral, studio, and solo percussionist from Los Angeles, CA. He performs frequently with the Jacaranda Chamber Ensemble, Los Angeles Master Chorale, Opera Santa Barbara, Southeast Symphony, West LA Symphony, and musicians of the LA Phil, LA Opera, and London Symphony Orchestras. He has premiered chamber works of John Williams, Philip Glass, John Adams, John Corigliano, Steve Reich, Peter Eötvös, and Kaija Saariaho. Sidney currently serves as director of percussion at the California State Summer School for the Arts, hosted by the California Institute of the Arts. He is also on faculty at the Young Musicians Foundation in Los Angeles, CA. Since 2009, Hopson has served as a freelance cultural policy analyst. As such, he has consulted hundreds of artists and institutions nationwide on progressive methods of financial, social, and infrastructural capital development. In 2013, he accepted the post of vice president of cultural development for Gigantic Worx.