Sidney Maurice is an Atlanta native and attended school in Marietta where she began her bassoon studies at the age of 11. Throughout her years in public school, she participated in the All- State Band, Honors District Orchestra, and District Band. She attended Georgia's Governor's Honors Program in 2017 and received the John Philip Sousa Award upon graduating from high school.
Ms. Maurice has been teaching private lessons since 2016 and has also worked as a pit orchestra musician. She has been on staff with the Cobb County Middle School Band Camp as well as the SASI Leadership Camp. Sidney is also involved in Marching Arts. She has been on staff with Harrison High School for two years as well as been on the teaching staff and served as Drum Major for the UNT Green Brigade.
Sidney is currently studying at the University of North Texas pursuing a degree in Music Education. She is a bassoon student of Kathleen Reynolds and has attended master classes with Eric Varner, Amy Pollard, and Barrick Stees. Sidney also actively takes oboe lessons with Dr. Johnathan Thompson. During her time at UNT she has performed with the Wind Ensemble, Concert Band, and Chamber Music studies and has worked with Brett Penshorn, Dr. Nicholas Williams, Dennis Fisher, and Daniel Cook.
Sidney has professional affiliations with the Texas Music Educators Association and Mu Phi Epsilon Professional Music Fraternity.