Abbey Siegfried

“I always say that I love music—obviously, I’m a musician—but I love people more than I love music.”

Described by Gramophone Magazine as playing with “bountiful refinement, virtuosity and gusto,” Dr. Abbey Hallberg Siegfried is a dynamic solo concert artist, chamber musician, teacher and church musician. Siegfried began her appointment as Instructor of Music and School Organist in September of 2011.

As a solo organist, Siegfried has won prizes in numerous organ performance competitions. She has performed throughout Europe, Eastern Europe, and the United States and gives frequent master classes for young aspiring organists, as well as lecture concerts on contemporary organ music. As a chamber musician, she has performed contemporary repertoire with groups such as the Huntington Brass Quintet and the New England Conservatory Metropolitan Flute Orchestra, as well as early music with Convivium Musicum and the Boston Shawm and Sackbut Society. Siegfried is a committed and gifted teacher and has served on the faculty of Phillips Exeter Academy, The Young Organist Collaborative, York Community College, and the University of Washington.

Siegfried received the Doctor of Musical Arts and Masters of Music in organ performance from the University of Washington in Seattle. She also holds bachelor degrees in Organ and German from the University of Iowa and was a winner of the Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship, attending the Conservatory of Music in Freiburg, Germany. She has also attended the Roskilde International Baroque Festival in Denmark and was selected for the Participants Recital and Master Course at the International Summer Academy of Organists in Haarlem, The Netherlands. Her primary teachers include Dr. Carole Terry, Dr. Delbert Disselhorst, Dr. Delores Bruch, Zsigmond Szathmary, as well as studying and performing in other international master classes with Harald Vogel, William Porter, Piet Kee, Robert Bates, and Jon Gillock.

In addition to her work in the Chapel, Dr. Siegfried conducts both Fidelio and the Phillips Academy Chorus. She also co-teaches a musical theater class, a collaboration that has resulted in recent performances of Broadway favorites Hairspray and A Chorus Line.

Finally, Dr. Siegfried also serves as a residential house counselor in Morton House, located in the Abbot cluster.

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