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Exploring Music Staff

Exploring Music Staff

Bill Siegmund

Bill Siegmund

Producer & Technical Director

Recording engineer Bill Siegmund has been active in the New York audio community for over 17 years. Born and raised in Hawai'i, he came to the mainland to study at New York University. After he graduated magna cum laude with a degree in Music Technology, Bill became the Chief Recording Engineer at the Manhattan School of Music.

Since 1991 he has owned Digital Island Studios, a recording company specializing in the production of classical music. He has recorded James Levine conducting the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra Chamber Ensemble, Alec Baldwin, Paquito D'Rivera, Philip Glass, Osvaldo Golijov, John Lithgow, Gunther Schuller and the greatest Diva of them all, Miss Piggy. His CD recordings have been released on Sony Classical, Phillips and numerous other labels from Arabesque to Zuma.

He has also worked on audio production for film, television and radio, doing production editing, sound effects, ENG, orchestral score recording and in-studio dialogue recording. Projects have been for distribution and live worldwide radio and internet broadcasts for the BBC, the ABC (Australia), NPR, WNYC, WQXR, WFMT, ABC-TV, ESPN and Jim Henson Productions.

Bill has been the audio engineer for Exploring Music since its inception, and now serves as co-producer of the show along with Cydne Gillard.

He is an active member of the Audio Engineering Society, currently serving as Secretary of the New York Section. In the past he has served as Section Chairman, and also was the Special Events Chairman for the 2003 AES Convention in New York City.

Bill resides in Brooklyn, NY, with his wife, Lucy, and their daughters Clara and Willa.

The Exploring Music streaming website is supported by Mr. & Mrs. William Gardner Brown and the Richard P. and Susan Kiphart Family.  
You have opened up the world of Classical Music to me, where previously, it seemed too complicated.
Steffen Demeter
This is simply one of the very best radio programmes in the medium!...The study of the people, the times, and the events that inform the music we otherwise enjoy and even, heaven forbid, take for granted, brings the entire world of the music and the composer to life.
Walther Davies
There isn't a program you broadcast on Exploring Music" that isn't of interest. I find them all engaging. It is a combination of variety of subject, intellectual curiosity and your obvious enthusiasm which characterize your satisfying programs.
Michael Sanders
It’s a great way to re-engage myself with consciousness before heading off to work.
I Love this program! I am in 7th grade and I am the complete opposite of the other kids. I am 4th chair in the orchestra and I love to read. But most of all, I LOVE classical music!
Claudia Wertz
Your show has helped open my mind and heart to this world of music, and every show I hear confirms my place in music and gives me new ideas for where I'd like to go with it in the future….I grew up with classical music as a child and always held it in my heart, but I didn't have the confidence to be a good student (or a good violinist.)
Christine Anderson
Listening to you is almost interactive.You invite us in with so many well modulated dramatic and informative comments, enticing, enthusiastic interpretations, and coherent, beautiful presentations. It's a privilege to follow you into the musical space you create.
Sally Rosenbaum
I just love this program. It is soothing and comfortable at the end of the day. I find his comments interesting, but they aren't so dragged out that there is very little music. The balance of both is just right.
Jean Quay
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