Dr. Otto Sidharta gets his Bachelor of Arts in music composition in Jakarta Art Institute. He then pursue his Master of Arts in Sweelinck Conservatorium Amsterdam and learn instrumental and electronic/computer music composition under supervision of Prof. Ton de Leeuw. His doctorate degree was awarded by Indonesia Art Institute Surakarta after he finish his research in music composition.
Beside actively composing music, Dr. Otto is also lecturing in Post Graduate School in Jakarta Institute of Art and Pelita Harapan University, and also as a Chairman of Indonesia Composer Association and a member of Music Committe of Jakarta Art Council.