Director of Choirs
Kenneth Sieloff is in his seventh year as a music educator in the state of Texas and currently serves as Head Choir Director at Permian High School in Odessa, Texas. Originally from Michigan, Mr. Sieloff earned the 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 2011, Mr. Sieloff competed in the American Choral Directors Association’s National Student Conducting Competition in Chicago, IL and won first place.
At Permian High School Mr. Sieloff directs Kantorei (Varsity Mixed), Cantus (Varsity Men), Panther Chorale (Non-Varsity Men), and Black Magic (Pop Ensemble). Ensembles under Mr. Sieloff’s leadership have consistently earned superior ratings and sweepstakes at UIL Choir Concert & Sightreading Evaluations. In 2015, Mr. Sieloff started an extracurricular men’s choir at Permian HS called “The Gents”. Since its inaugural year, the group has grown to over 50 singers who enjoy camaraderie and musical excellence, and who embody the strong morals and character traits of mature young men.
In 2017, Mr. Sieloff was named a “Young Director of Distinction” by the Texas Choral Directors Association. This award recognizes TCDA choral directors who have taught for seven years or less and achieved exceptional success in those years.
Mr. Sieloff also serves as Artist Director & Conductor of the Allegro Chorale, a semi-professional community chorus in Midland/Odessa. In his time with Allegro, the ensemble has nearly doubled in size and has performed 7 concerts. In addition to growing the size of the ensemble, Mr. Sieloff has proudly implemented a thriving scholarship program for college students who sing with the Chorale.
Mr. 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 was invited to conduct a production of Stephen Sondheim’s American opera Sweeney Todd at Odessa College which featured Metropolitan Opera Baritone Gary Simpson.