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MARTIN H. SEGGELKE

Martin H. Seggelke is Director of Bands at Illinois State University. He conducts the ISU Wind Symphony and Symphonic Winds, leads the Master of Music program in Wind Conducting, and teaches undergraduate classes in conducting. In addition, he is the founding artistic director and conductor of the San Francisco Wind Ensemble, a professional level wind ensemble in the Bay Area, and a member of the conducting faculties at the Performing Arts Institute at Wyoming Seminary and at the SUNY Fredonia Summer Music Festival. Prior to his appointment at ISU, Seggelke has taught at San Francisco State University, College of Marin, the University of Minnesota Morris, the Eastman School of Music, the State University of New York Fredonia and the University of Bremen, Germany, and has held several positions as music director and conductor, including the New Opera Theatre Ensemble (NOTE) Bremen, Germany, OSSIA – the New Music Ensemble at the Eastman School of Music, the Symphonic Wind Band Norderstedt, Germany and the Norderstedt Youth Wind Orchestra. Martin Seggelke holds a Doctor of Musical Arts in Conducting from the Eastman School of Music, a Master of Music in Conducting from SUNY Fredonia, a Diploma of Fine Arts in Conducting from the University of Calgary, Canada, and both a Master of Music in Music Education and a Master of Science in Geography from the University of Bremen, Germany. Ensembles under Martin Seggelke’s leadership have enjoyed high critical acclaim at national and international conferences. With the San Francisco Wind Ensemble, he has recorded at Skywalker Ranch; with the ISU Wind Symphony he is recording for the Naxos and Klavier labels. He is an active guest conductor, clinician and adjudicator, nationally and internationally. He has presented at national and international conferences, and he has been the author of book chapters, as well as articles in various music magazines. Among his honours and awards are the University of Minnesota Award for Outstanding Student Leadership, the Eastman School of Music Teaching Assistant Award for Excellence in Teaching, as well as several international and national grants, scholarships and first prizes at national music competitions. For four years, he served as a board member of the German Section of the World Association of Symphonic Bands and Ensembles (WASBE). Other professional memberships include the College Band Directors’ National Association (CBDNA), National Association for Music Education (NAfME), National Band Association (NBA), College Music Society (CMS), International Society for the Research of Wind Music (IGEB), Illinois Music Education Association (ILMEA) and MENSA International. An advocate of contemporary music, Seggelke has commissioned, premièred and recorded many new works for wind ensemble. For two years Seggelke played clarinet with the German Marine Band. He proceeded to work as a studio musician and freelance performer, including productions for the Northern German Radio Station (NDR) and appearances at the Salzburg Festival and the Schauspielhaus Hannover. He played in the Bremen Chamber Symphony, the Western New York Chamber Orchestra, the WASBE International Youth Wind Orchestra, the MID Europe International Wind Orchestra, the Symphonic Wind Band Norderstedt and the Buxtehude Symphony Orchestra. His private clarinet studio included students in Hamburg, Norderstedt, Bremen, and Morris, Minnesota.

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