Exploring Music Staff
Bill SiegmundProducer & 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.