Kevin Siegfried

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Kevin Siegfried joined the Conservatory in 2004 and is an instructor of music theory and songwriting.

Siegfried's music is published by Earthsongs, E. C. Schirmer, G. Schirmer, and MorningStar and has been performed by such leading ensembles as the Byrd Ensemble, the Cardinall's Musick, Conspirare, the Dale Warland Singers, and the Seattle Bach Choir. Recent festival performances include the American Masterpieces Choral Festival, Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod (Wales), Maine Festival of American Music, Minnesota Beethoven Festival, and the St. Magnus International Festival (Scotland). He is the recipient of grants and awards from ASCAP, the Carlton Savage Endowment, Choral Arts New England, National Endowment for the Arts, and New Hampshire State Council on the Arts.

Since 2014, Siegfried has been composer-in-residence with the Capitol Hill Chorale in Washington, D.C. In addition to numerous smaller works, the chorale has commissioned and premiered two cantatas: Child of Earth, for mezzo-soprano, chorus, strings, and harp, and Angel of Light, for soprano and chorus a cappella. From 2006 to 2008, Siegfried was in residence with Symphony New Hampshire as a three-year participant in the orchestra's Ripple Effect project. The residency culminated in the performance of the choral symphony Three Songs for a New World. Other recent large-scale works include Songs for the Journey for chorus and chamber orchestra, commissioned by the Concord Chorale (New Hampshire), and Vidimus Stellam for chorus and brass quintet, commissioned by a consortium of choirs led by Choral Art Society (Maine).

Siegfried earned his B.A. in piano from Antioch College, his M.A. in theory and composition from the University of Iowa, and his D.M.A. in composition from New England Conservatory, where he studied with Lee Hyla, Michael Gandolfi, and Daniel Pinkham. Siegfried completed additional studies in France through the European American Musical Alliance.

He currently resides in Andover, Massachusetts.

Professional Awards and Recognitions

  • New England Conservatory Alumni Award (Entrepreneurial Musicianship Department, 2015)
  • Theater Division Outstanding Teacher of the Year (Boston Conservatory, 2012)
  • Alfred Nash Patterson Grant (Choral Arts New England, 2012, 2007, 2006, 2005)
  • ASCAP Plus Awards (2003-present)
  • Waging Peace Through Singing Award (Carlton Savage Endowment, 2002)

Notable Recent Works

  • I Hunger and Thirst, original composition, published by G. Schirmer (2014)—Composer
  • This Is the Day, original composition, published by MorningStar (2012)—Composer
  • Shaker Songs (SSAA), original composition, published by Earthsongs (2010)—Composer
  • I Sing of a Maiden, original composition, published by E. C. Schirmer (2009)—Composer
  • Adam Lay Ybounden, original composition, published by E. C. Schirmer (2006)—Composer

Kevin Siegfried: Tracing a Wheel On Water