Kevin Siegfried (b. 1969) has been composer-in-residence with the Capitol Hill Chorale in Washington, DC since 2014. 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. He also recently served as composer-in-residence with Choral Arts Northwest, one of Seattle’s premier choral ensembles.
Siegfried is actively involved in the research and performance of early American music and his arrangements of Shaker music have been performed and recorded by choirs across the globe. In recent years, Siegfried has performed at the Maine Festival of American Music, where he has presented concerts in collaboration with Brother Arnold Hadd at the only active Shaker community located in Sabbathday Lake, Maine.
Siegfried teaches at The Boston Conservatory at Berklee, where he teaches songwriting, theory, and piano in the Theater Division. Siegfried graduated from The New England Conservatory with a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in composition. He studied additionally in Paris, through the European American Musical Alliance, and in India, having received a Stanley Fellowship to study South Indian classical music with performing artist Sriram Parasuram. His previous teaching experience includes Harvard University, The New England Conservatory, and The University of Iowa.