Collaborative pianist Steven Seigart joins Really Spicy Opera in its 2020 Season as a Resident Artist for the Aria Institute.
Dr. Steven Seigart is a conductor, organist, and collaborative pianist based in the Washington, DC area. Dr. Seigart earned his doctorate in Choral Conducting from the University of Maryland, a Master of Sacred Music degree from Boston University, and an undergraduate degree in organ at the Eastman School of Music. As an organist, he specializes in improvisation of various styles, has been featured on NPR’s Pipedreams Live!, and was a semi-finalist in the 2012 National Competition in Organ Improvisation.
Dr. Seigart is currently the Director of Music and Organist at the historic Old Presbyterian Meeting House in Alexandria, VA, where he continues nearly 250 years of ministry, and directs several amateur and professional choirs, and runs their popular “Concerts with a Cause” series, whose recent highlights have included period-instrument performances of Handel’s Messiah and Mozart’s Requiem. Before coming to OPMH in 2019, he held positions at the Church of St. Joseph in Bronxville, NY, St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church in Silver Spring, MD, St. Margaret Mary in Westwood, MA, Christ Church in Rochester, NY, St. David’s in DeWitt, NY, and St. Paul’s Cathedral in Syracuse, NY. He is also active as a conductor, having recently lead choir festivals of Pueri Cantores, and is the founder and director of the period-instrument Orchestra of Saint Joseph (Bronxville, NY). As an opera conductor, he has served as assistant or principal conductor for the Arezzo Opera Festival, Opera Saratoga, the Boston University Opera Institute, and the Maryland Opera Studio. Dr. Seigart lives in Alexandria, VA with his wife, soprano Suzanne Karpov, and their musically inclined Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Schubert. stevenseigart.com