Kevin Siegfried

Professor of Theater
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Kevin Siegfried joined the Conservatory in 2004 and is a professor of theater specializing in music theory, songwriting, and piano.

Active as a choral composer, director, and clinician, Siegfried’s catalog of compositions is widely performed nationally and internationally. His composition “Lay Me Low” was recently sung by the Joint Armed Forces Chorus at the state funeral of President George H. W. Bush.

Siegfried's music is published by Earthsongs, E. C. Schirmer, G. Schirmer, and MorningStar and has been performed by leading ensembles including 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).

In the 2019–20 concert season, Siegfried is composer-in-residence with Choral Arts Northwest, one of Seattle’s premier choral ensembles. At the end of the season, they will record a full-length CD entitled Songs for the Journey: The Music of Kevin Siegfried, to be released on the Arsis label.

Since 2014, Siegfried has been composer-in-residence with the Capitol Hill Chorale in Washington, D.C. In 2018, the Capitol Hill Chorale received a Chorus America/ASCAP Alice Parker Award, giving special recognition to the chorale’s relationship with Siegfried and their mission to spotlight innovative musical programming.

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

  • Distinguished Faculty Award (Boston Conservatory at Berklee, 2017)
  • 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)

Notable Recent Works

  • Appalachian Carols, original composition, to be published by E. C. Schirmer (2020)—Composer
  • At the Water’s Edge, original composition, to be published by E. C. Schirmer (2020)—Composer
  • Music of the Spheres, original composition, published by E. C. Schirmer (2019)—Composer
  • Songs for the Journey, original composition, published by E. C. Schirmer (2019)—Composer
  • Vidimus Stellam, original composition, published by E. C. Schirmer (2018)—Composer  

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