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Steven Seigart

Steven Ross Seigart, a native of Syracuse, NY, is a Washington DC-based organist, collaborative pianist, conductor and composer. Seigart is currently pursuing the degree of Doctor of Musical Arts in choral conducting at the University of Maryland with Edward Maclary, where he co-conducts the University Chorale. He recently earned the Master of Sacred Music degree from Boston University, specializing in choral conducting under the tutelage of Ann Howard Jones. As a conductor, Seigart has worked with many notable conductors, and has led the Women’s Chorus and Opera Chorus at BU. As a composer and arranger, his works have been heard in the United States and Europe. He has written works for chorus, organ, handbells, harp, piano and voice, and is published both by the University of Rochester Press and his own company, Steven Seigart Publishing. Most recently, Seigart was the winner of the Eighth International Anthem Competition (Worcester, MA) for his anthem, “Rejoice in the Lord Always.” As an organist, Seigart has held numerous positions in churches across the northeast, including St. Paul’s Cathedral (Syracuse, NY), Christ Church Episcopal (Rochester, NY), St. Margaret Mary Roman Catholic Parish (Westwood, MA), and currently holds the position of Director of Music at St. Stephen Lutheran Church in Silver Spring. Seigart studied organ at the Eastman School of Music under David Higgs and William Porter, earning his Bachelor's degree in 2012. He specializes in improvisation of various styles, and was invited to improvise on NPR’s Pipedreams Live! (2009) during a series of live concerts at Eastman. He was also selected as a semi-finalist in the 2012 National Competition in Organ Improvisation, becoming one of the youngest competitors ever to advance to the semi-finals. As a music educator, Seigart taught on the staff of Boston University as a teacher in Aural Musicianship, and serves as the assistant conductor and teacher of music theory at BU's Tanglewood Institute.