Dr. Steven Seigart is a conductor, organist, and collaborative pianist based in the D.C. area. Dr. Seigart earned his doctorate in Choral Conducting from the University of Maryland and previously received the 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 semifinalist in the 2012 National Competition in Organ Improvisation. Before coming to the Meeting House in 2019, he held positions at the Church of St. Joseph (Bronxville, NY), St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church (Silver Spring, MD), St. Margaret Mary (Westwood, MA), Christ Church (Rochester, NY), St. David’s (DeWitt, NY), and St. Paul’s Cathedral (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. 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.