Josh Archibald-Seiffer is a second-year master’s student in Music Composition at the University of Washington. He completed his B.A. in Music with a concentration in Music Composition at Stanford University with departmental honors under the guidance of Brian Ferneyhough and Mark Applebaum. Among his musical accolades are the 2010 Carolyn Applebaum Memorial Award, the 2010 Robert M. Golden Medal for Excellence in the Humanities and Creative Arts for his Piano Trio, first-place finishes in the national student composition contests run by the Music Teachers’ National Association and the National Federation of Music Clubs for his piece for string quartet, Introspection and Rondo, and a Merit Award for Composition in the ARTS Recognition Talent Search, sponsored by the National Foundation for the Advancement of the Arts. His music has been performed by ensembles such as the Seattle Symphony, Beta Collide, sfSound, the Stanford Faculty Piano Trio, and the Texas State University Faculty String Quartet. Josh is currently a student of Joel-François Durand.
“Wat vör’n schöön Vagel: IV. Von dem Machandelbaum: Der Vogel als Rächer”