Dr. Martin H. Seggelke has been appointed Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of the Dunedin Music Society and Dunedin Concert Band.
The Dunedin Music Society is very pleased and excited to announce that German-born conductor Dr. Martin H. Seggelke will be officially on board as of August 1st. As the new Principal Conductor, he will be working with the DCB performers as rehearsals begin for the Fall Concert. Martin will also fill the role of Artistic Director, responsible for developing the artistic and cultural vision and activities of the Organization.
Dr. Seggelke, is currently Artistic Director/Conductor of the San Francisco Wind Symphony, as well as, the Pinellas Park Civic Orchestra. He is a music professor and administrator at the University of South Florida, St. Petersburg. Prior to these appointments, Dr. Seggelke held several professional positions as Music Director and Conductor of opera companies, orchestras and wind bands, and has been a music professor and conductor at universities in California, New York, Minnesota, Illinois, and Germany.
Ensembles under Dr. Seggelke’s leadership have enjoyed high critical acclaim for their emotional interpretations and innovative concert programming. With the San Francisco Wind Symphony, he has recorded at Skywalker Ranch, at the 2015 WASBE Conference in San Jose’s California Theatre, and for the Mark Records label. With the ISU Wind Symphony he has recorded on the Naxos and Clavier labels, winning the American Prize in 2015.
Professor Seggelke is a sought-after guest conductor, clinician, guest speaker and adjudicator. He has presented at national and international conferences, has authored book chapters and articles in various music magazines and has received numerous honors, awards and prizes. An advocate of contemporary music, he has commissioned and premiered a large number of new compositions. Maestro Seggelke holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Conducting from the Eastman School of Music, and further degrees from universities in the U.S., Canada, and Germany.
We are excited for the future of the Dunedin Music Society under Dr. Seggelke’s leadership and look forward to sharing this new chapter with our community. Please join us in welcoming Dr. Seggelke, and be sure to register for his debut performance with the Dunedin Concert Band in October: https://mydms.me/event-4782369