Gary Seighman is Director of Choral Activities at Trinity University where he oversees a comprehensive choral program and teaches courses in conducting and secondary methods. Under his direction since 2009, Trinity’s choral ensembles have garnered regional and national accolades with invited performances at many professional conferences, tours throughout the United States and abroad, commercial recordings, and innovative collaborations with renowned guest artists and composers.
Dr. Seighman is in high demand as a clinician, guest conductor, and speaker. He has traveled to East Asia five times between 2015-2019 where he conducted the Peking University Summer Opera Program, led graduate masterclasses in Taiwan, and guest conducted throughout the Henan and Sichuan provinces. Other recent conducting engagements include the Arkansas Intercollegiate Honor Choir, various TMEA region choirs, Mozart’s ‘Great’ Mass in C minor at the Tobin Center, and Haydn’s Creation, and the Children’s Chorus of San Antonio. In 2018, he served as chorusmaster for the Classical Music Festival in Eisenstadt and Vienna, Austria. His schedule this coming year includes workshops and guest conducting engagements in Missouri, New York City, Taipei, Singapore, Hong Kong, London, and Dublin.
Seighman is a regular panelist and grant evaluator for the Texas Commission on the Arts in Austin, TX. He formerly served on the board of the DC/MD Choral Director's Association. Prior to Trinity, Seighman conducted the professional choir at Church of the Ascension and Saint Agnes in Washington, DC and several ensembles at the University of Maryland. He also enjoys working on his recently launched choral music and lifestyle blog ChoirCoffeeBean.com.
Seighman holds degrees from Westminster Choir College, the University of Oklahoma, and the University of Maryland. His wife, Dr. Jennifer Seighman, is Director of Music at Our Lady of the Atonement Catholic Church and is Artistic Director of the San Antonio Choral Society. They have two children, Justin and Gabrielle.