Addison Rider is a composer and musician residing in Philadelphia, PA. Beginning in pop and rock, Rider started her musical journey at fourteen years old. As a self-taught musician, she was involved with various musical projects, most notably as the primary songwriter, booking agent, creative director, and overall management behind Indiana alt. rock group For The Fire from 2015-2019 and as the bassist and contributing songwriter for Philadelphia underground rock trio Johnny Football Hero (2020-present). In the midst of lockdown during the COVID-19 pandemic, Rider decided to return to college as a non-traditional student to further her knowledge of music theory, harmony, and counterpoint and has since been pursuing her composition studies full-time with Professor Paul J. Geissinger, as well as musicianship studies with composer Roberto Pace. She plans to continue her education in music composition at a four-year institution after obtaining her associate's degree in the spring of 2024.