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Dr. Martin H. Seggelke

German-born conductor Dr. Martin H. Seggelke is the Artistic Director and Conductor of the Pinellas Park Civic
Orchestra, the Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of the Dunedin Music Society and the Dunedin
Concert Band, the Founding Artistic Director and Conductor of the San Francisco Wind Symphony (formerly: San Francisco Wind Ensemble), a professional level wind ensemble in the SF Bay Area, and works as a music
and humanities professor and administrator at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg.
Prior to his appointment at USF, Dr. Seggelke conducted instrumental ensembles and taught conducting at
several universities in the United States and in Germany. In both countries, he held several professional
positions as Music Director and Conductor.

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Ensembles under Maestro Seggelke’s leadership have enjoyed high critical acclaim at national and international
conferences and performance venues. 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 Klavier labels, winning the American Prize in 2015.
Professor Seggelke is a sought-after guest conductor, clinician and adjudicator. He has presented at national
and international conferences, and has authored book chapters and articles in various music magazines.
Composers, ensemble musicians, audiences and critics continue to praise his emotional, musical
interpretations and innovative concert programming. Numerous professional honors, awards as international
and national grants, scholarships and first prizes at national music competitions testify to his musical
achievements. An advocate of contemporary music, Dr. Seggelke has commissioned and premiered a large
number of new compositions.

Martin Seggelke holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Conducting from the Eastman School of Music, as
well as further graduate degrees from universities in the United States, Canada and Germany. Among his
primary teachers are Mark Scatterday, Donald Hunsberger, Neil Varon, Brad Lubman, Christoph Eschenbach,
and Toshiyuki Shimada.

During his earlier career as a professional clarinetist, Dr. Seggelke was a member of the German Marine Band
and the Bremen Chamber Symphony. In addition, he worked as a studio musician and freelance performer,
including productions for the Northern German Radio Station (NDR) and appearances at the Salzburg Festival
2003 and the Schauspielhaus Hannover, as well as solo concerto work with several orchestras and wind bands.
As a PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer, he can be found exploring the underwater world together with his wife
Alexandra and sharing that fascinating environment with students.  
A certified Reiki Master Teacher, he practices Reiki throughout the community.

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