Director of Choirs
Kenneth Sieloff, a native of Northville, Michigan, is currently in his seventh and final year at Permian High School in Odessa, Texas, where he served three years as Associate Choir Director, and four years as Director of Choirs. In fall 2022, Mr. Sieloff is very excited to begin working on his Master of Music degree in Choral Conducting at the University of North Texas.
In Mr. Sieloff’s time at Permian HS, choirs performed at the 2018 Texas Music Educators Association Conference and the 2020 Southwestern ACDA Conference. In 2020, Permian HS 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 in 2023 he looks forward to conducting the Arkansas All-State Tenor-Bass Choir.
from 2015-2020 Sieloff served as Artistic Director & Conductor of the Allegro Chorale in Midland-Odessa, TX 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, the Midland-Odessa Symphony Orchestra & Chorale, and in 2013 conducted a production of Stephen Sondheim’s American opera Sweeney Todd at Odessa 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 Professor Martha Sheil and conducting with Eugene Rogers, Paul Rardin, and Jerry Blackstone.
Outside of music, Ken loves to spend time with his wife Annie, daughter Charlotte, and dogs Lily and Sadie. He enjoys the great outdoors and hunting with friends whenever he has the chance.