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CLARINETIST PRESENTS FIRST SOUTHEASTERN
HAMMOND – Clarinetist Andrew Seigel
will present his first recital as a member of the Southeastern Louisiana
University Department of Music and Dramatic Arts faculty at 7:30 p.m.,
Monday, Nov. 8 in the Pottle Music Building Auditorium.
His recital program includes Francois
Devienne’s “Deuxième Sonata,” John Rutter’s “Three American Miniatures,”
Astor Piazzolla’s “Two Tango Etudes,” and Nikola Resanovic’s “alt.music.ballistix,”
described as “an electro-acoustic composition scored for solo clarinet
and digital audiotape.” The recital is free to the campus and community.
Seigel will be joined by fellow faculty
members Nicole McPherson, flute, and Henry Jones, piano.
Seigel, who joined the Southeastern
faculty earlier this fall, previously taught clarinet at Michigan State
University, Albion College, and Spring Arbor University. He earned his
doctoral degree at Michigan State University, studying clarinet with Elsa
Ludewig-Verdehr. From 1997-1999, he studied as a Fulbright Scholar at Hungary’s
Franz Liszt Academy of Music.
A California native, Seigel received
a bachelor’s degree in music education and master’s degree in music performance
from California State University-Fresno, where he studied with Miles Ishigaki.
He also studied with Charles Neidich, Ted Oien, Peter Jenkin, Colin Lawson
and Juzsef Balogh.
Seigel has performed throughout the
United States and in Hungary, Germany, and Romania. Most recently, he was
the utility clarinetist with the Grand Rapids Symphony and principal clarinetist
of the West Shore Symphony. He has also performed with the Greater Lansing
Symphony Orchestra, the Jackson Symphony Orchestra, the Fresno Philharmonic,
the Orpheus Chamber Ensemble, and the Tulare Symphony.
As a chamber musician, Seigel has performed
with the Powers Woodwind Quintet of Central Michigan University, the Fulton
Ensemble, and is the founding clarinetist of the Veritas Ensemble. He was
a featured performer at the 1998 Fulbright Musical Gala in Berlin, and
has appeared as a soloist with ensembles in California and Michigan. During
the summer, Seigel teaches and performs at the New England Music Camp,
in Sidney, Maine.
For additional information, contact the Department
of Music and Dramatic Arts, 985-549-2184.