Peter Siepmann PhD LRSM ARCO is Organist & Director of Music at St Peter's Church in Nottingham. Alongside his church work, he is a teacher of academic music and organ at Repton School and Foremarke Hall, having previously worked in the renowned department at Uppingham School for several years. He also maintains a busy schedule of freelance activities as an examiner, conductor, accompanist and continuo player. Dr Siepmann is Musical Director of the Mansfield Choral Society and an organ tutor at the University of Nottingham. He also sits on the regional committee of the Royal Schools of Church Music, and is President of the Nottingham & District Society of Organists. Peter Siepmann is an Associate of the Royal College of Organists and holds the Licentiate diploma of the ABRSM, for whom he is also a grade panel examiner.
His musical education began as a chorister at Bruern Abbey and continued at St Edward's School, Oxford, under the tutelage of Julian McNamara. During his time at the University of Nottingham (from which he holds both undergraduate and doctorate degrees), he directed the university's chamber choir, Viva Voce, for several years. During this time, the choir performed premieres of works by Gavin Bryars (in conjunction with the London Sinfonietta and subsequently broadcast on BBC Radio 3) and Tarik O'Regan (with the Orlando Consort). Peter was also Chief Conductor of the University Sinfonia and for a time, the University Chorus.
As Director of Music at St Peter's Nottingham, Dr Siepmann trains and directs the church choir Sunday-by-Sunday as well as on regular visits to both domestic and foreign destinations (with recent years seeing tours to Notre-Dame de Paris, Westminster Abbey, and many of the UK's cathedrals). As well as developing the Saturday morning series of 'Coffee Break' Concerts, he oversaw the fund raising, design and installation of the new church organ which was installed at Christmas 2010 and is now widely admired.
Peter Siepmann lives in Beeston, Nottingham with his wife, Adele.
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