Steven Seigart is a doctoral student at the University of Maryland studying choral conducting with Edward Maclary. He holds a Master of Sacred Music degree in Choral Conducting from Boston University and a Bachelor of Music degree in Organ Performance from the Eastman School of Music.
Seigart enjoys a versatile career as conductor, organist, collaborative pianist, composer and music educator. At the University of Maryland, he co-directs the University Chorale and is Chorus Master of the Opera Chorus. He is also Director of Music at St. Stephen Lutheran Church in Silver Spring, MD. While at Boston University, Seigart conducted both the Women’s Chorus and the Opera Chorus. He also taught Aural Musicianship, and served as assistant conductor and music theory instructor in the university’s Tanglewood Institute.
Seigart has also composed works for choir, organ, handbells, harp, piano and solo voice. Ensembles frequently perform his music in the United States and in Europe, and his works are published by University of Rochester Press and his own company, Steven Seigart Publishing. Recently, Seigart’s anthem “Rejoice in the Lord Always” won the Eighth International Anthem Competition in Worcester, MA.
As an organist, he has held positions in such churches as St. Paul’s Cathedral of Syracuse, Christ Episcopal Church of Rochester and St. Margaret Mary Roman Catholic Parish in Westwood, MA. Specializing in organ improvisation, Seigart was invited to improvise on NPR’s Pipedreams Live! and was a semifinalist in the 2012 National Competition in Organ Improvisation.