Chorale Teaching Fellow
Kenneth Sieloff is currently a graduate student at the University of North Texas where he is pursuing a master’s degree in Choral Conducting. At UNT, Sieloff serves as Teaching Fellow for the UNT Chorale and choral librarian. Prior to UNT, Sieloff served as Director of Choirs at Permian High School in Odessa, Texas.
In his time at Permian High School, Mr. Sieloff’s choirs performed at the 2018 Texas Music Educators Association Conference and the 2020 Southwestern American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) Conference. In 2020, Permian High School Cantus (tenor-bass choir) was selected as National Winner in the Foundation for Music Education Mark of Excellence competition, and in 2021 they were winners of the American Prize in Choral Performance – High School Division. Ensembles under Mr. Sieloff’s leadership have consistently earned “Best in Class” and superior ratings in concert and sightreading evaluations. In 2017 he was named a “Young Director of Distinction” by the Texas Choral Directors Association.
Along with his passion for working with young musicians in the classroom, Sieloff has long been dedicated to the art of conducting. In 2011 he competed in the American Choral Directors Association’s National Student Conducting Competition in Chicago, IL and won first place. Sieloff enjoys serving as an active clinician and adjudicator throughout the state of Texas and served as the Arkansas All-State Tenor-Bass Choir conductor in 2023.
From 2015-2020 Sieloff served as Artistic Director & Conductor of the Allegro Chorale in Midland-Odessa, Texas where he implemented a thriving scholarship program for college students who sang with the ensemble. Notable performances with Allegro include Fern Hill by Corigliano, Chichester Psalms by Bernstein, Annelies by Whitbourn, and Aaron Copland’s Appalachian Spring for chamber orchestra. Sieloff has appeared as guest conductor with the University of Texas of the Permian Basin Symphony Orchestra, Midland-Odessa Symphony Orchestra & Chorale and in 2013 conducted a production of Stephen Sondheim’s American opera Sweeney Todd at Odessa, Texas College which featured Metropolitan Opera Baritone Gary Simpson.
Sieloff holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree from the University of Michigan, where he studied voice with Martha Sheil and conducting with Eugene Rogers, Paul Rardin and Jerry Blackstone.