Seth Boustead is a composer, radio host, arts manager and writer, concert producer, in-demand speaker and visionary with the goal of revolutionizing how and where classical music is performed and how it is perceived by the general public. As a composer he has forged a unique and highly personal identity through pieces that are regularly performed and heard on radio broadcasts around the world. His piano concerto was recently premiered in Chicago to great acclaim.
As the founder and Executive Director of Access Contemporary Music, Seth is also the creator of the Sound of Silent Film Festival, the Thirsty Ears Festival – the country’s only classical music street fest, a chain of storefront music schools teaching creativity, a concert series in Chicago, the Discovery Series in New York and more than a dozen annual international commissioning projects in Chicago, Milwaukee, Mexico City and Barcelona.
Seth is the host and creator of Relevant Tones, the only internationally syndicated radio program about contemporary composers and the producer of the series Relevant Tones: Live at LPR. He also created the Concept Lab series at Cornelia Street Café and is a recent recipient of the prestigious Deems Taylor Award. Find more at sethboustead.com