Siegfried has been honored at numerous
international competitions. He has received first prize at the Luminarts Fellowship
Competition and the Frances Walton Competition and was runner up in the Carmel
Music Society Competition, the North American Saxophone Alliance Quartet
Competition, and the Music Teachers National Association Chamber Music Competition.
He is the recipient of the 2016 Hans Schaeuble Award.
Siegfried has appeared as a featured soloist
with the U.S. Army Band “Pershing’s Own,” the University of Portland Wind
Ensemble, the Oregon State University Wind Ensemble, and the Northwestern
University Contemporary Music Ensemble. He has also appeared as an orchestral
saxophonist with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the New World Symphony, the
Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival, and Spoleto Festival, USA. His recording
credits appear on Parma, Mark Records, and Parlour Tapes.
As a champion of new music, Siegfried
has commissioned many works for the saxophone. He has collaborated with
numerous composers, including Matthew Browne, Nicholas Cline, Joey
Crane, Gala Flagello Sean Friar, Elliott McKinley, Clara Olivares, Joan Arnau
Pàmies, Robert Reinhart, David Reminick, Karalyn Schubring, Gregory Wanamaker,
Eric Wubbels, Katherine Young, and Daniel Zlatkin.
Siegfried is also an active scholar in
the field of musicology. His scholarly interests included 20th
century Jewish art music, Yiddishkayt, music and politics, performance studies,
and the critical organology of the saxophone. He has presented his research at
numerous international conferences from Brussels to Budapest.
Siegfried has collaborated with chamber
ensembles from around the world. His saxophone quartet, the Estrella
Consort, has performed for diverse audiences from Ecuador to Tennessee.
Siegfried also works with the Fonema
Consort, a modular contemporary music ensemble that specializes in
avant-garde music involving the human voice. He has appeared with other
award-winning ensembles, including casalQuartett and The Moanin’ Frogs.
Siegfried holds masters degrees in saxophone and musicology from Northwestern University and a doctorate in saxophone with certificates in musicology and performance studies from the University of Michigan. His principal teachers are Timothy McAllister and Andrew Bishop. He exclusively plays Selmer Paris saxophones and mouthpieces. Siegfried serves as Assistant Professor of Saxophone at West Virginia University.