The Allegro Chorale is pleased to introduce its new Artistic Director & Conductor, Mr. Kenneth Sieloff. Mr. Sieloff is the fourth artistic leader for our chorus.
Originally from the great state of Michigan, Mr. Kenneth Sieloff is in his third year as a music educator in the state of Texas. Mr. Sieloff currently serves as Associate Choir Director at Permian High School in Odessa, Texas.
Mr. Sieloff earned his Bachelor of Music Education degree from The University of Michigan where he studied voice with Professor Martha Sheil, and sang with a number of choral ensembles including the University Choir, Chamber Choir, and Men's Glee Club. In his junior year, Mr. Sieloff competed in the American Choral Directors Association’s National Student Conducting Competition in Chicago, IL and took first place. Additionally, as counselor and Residence Life Director for MPulse summer camps, Mr. Sieloff worked closely with high school students for the majority of his time at The University of Michigan.
Mr. Sieloff began his teaching career in the East Jackson Community School District as a long term substitute. He was responsible for teaching 5 music ensembles each day including both band and choir, grades 6-12. Within the first several weeks of taking over the program, the High School Band performed at the MSBOA Band & Orchestra Festival and achieved a “Superior” rating, qualifying them for an invitation to the State Band & Orchestra Festival. At State Festival, the band earned an “Excellent” rating. Under Mr. Sieloff’s leadership, student participation and investment in learning increased in all areas and the music program was left moving in a healthy and positive direction. Following his time in East Jackson, Mr. Sieloff moved to Texas to serve as the Assistant Choir Director at Crockett Junior High. There he was responsible for teaching all-male choir classes and had the privilege of assisting Tammy Stallcup with the female classes. In his first year at Crockett, Mr. Sieloff worked closely with Mrs. Stallcup to lead each of the choirs to earn Sweepstakes at UIL Choir Contest. Mr. Sieloff also served as Assistant Choir Director at Odessa High School where he directed the Men’s Choir and assisted with the OHS Chorale and Broncho Legacy.
In the spring of 2013 Mr. Sieloff was invited to conduct Odessa College’s production of Stephen Sondheim’s American opera Sweeney Todd. Throughout the process Mr. Sieloff had the honor of working with Metropolitan Opera Baritone Gary Simpson, as well as director Mark Kolokoff and musical director David Corman.