PASSIONATE ABOUT COMMUNICATION, PEOPLE, MUSIC, AND HARD WORK.
Noah Sigsworth is currently pursuing a Master of Music in Choral Conducting at East Carolina University. At ECU, he has a general assistantship with choral department, including managing such events as the NCACDA Audition Preparation Clinic and the Men's Choir Festival and managing the choral music library. He also has a teaching assistantship and teaches Fundamentals of Music to non-music majors.
Noah is currently the Director of Beaufort County Choral Society, the Assistant Conductor of Greenville Choral Society and a choral scholar / Assistant Conductor at St. James United Methodist Church.
He graduated from High Point University magna cum laude in 2021 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music with a concentration in Instrumental Studies and a minor in Communications. He is an alumnus of The Cadets drum and bugle corps and a proud Eagle Scout.
Noah is passionate about people, precise and meaningful communication, and music's power to change and transform lives.
The sacred vocation of choral conducting holds a dear place in my heart; choral conducting has had a profound impact on my life and the lives of those around me. To become a choral conductor with fully integrated musicianship is to become one who can uplift the spirits of audiences, transform the lives of ensemble members, and create swathes of independent, empowered musicians. Choral conductors have the capacity to embolden the voices of those who would otherwise remain silent. I have personally observed the power of music to change and transform lives, and I feel a profound obligation to continue my education and act as a catalyst for this transformation in others.
THE ART OF THE TUBA
Every day, I strive to be more like the tuba. It is an instrument which does not require a particularly large amount of attention, while simultaneously providing support and occasionally a chuckle for those around them. The literature for the instrument is contemporary, exciting, beautiful, and spirited; all things I hope to be. My study of this instrument has developed my ear for pitch, my sense of rhythm, my stylistic adaptability, and my understanding of acoustics, hard work, and persistence. I have held the position of principal tubist in the Akron Youth Symphony, High Point Community Orchestra, and High Point Univerisity Wind Ensemble. I have had the privilege of performing the Vaughan Williams and Gregson concertos for Bass Tuba, as well as many other smaller works for tuba during my study of the instrument at High Point University.
There are few things more beautiful than the process of actualizing an experience, a feeling, or an idea into a developed piece of music. I have a had the great pleasure of composing pieces for choir, wind ensemble, pop a capella, and chamber ensembles. My composition, "The Ocean" won first prize in the June 2021 Music Composition International Competition. Music production, audio editing, and music technology have assisted me in creating songs and pieces for both artistic and commercial purposes, including the pop a Capella EP Off the Record, several podcast jingles, and various pieces of music created and edited for publicity.
POP A CAPELLA / AUDIO DESIGN
As the music director of the pop a Cappella group, Offbeats, I performed a variety of duties. Firstly, I arranged a variety of popular songs written for mixed voice a cappella. I also rehearsed the full group bi-weekly and had final call on all musical decisions. I had the privilege of recording and published an EP and a single through the company Liquid Fifth. Off the Record and “Silly Love Songs” available on all streaming platforms. I also prepared the group for ICCA competition. We hosted AcapelLove, a fundraiser for non-profits focused on mental health awareness Valentine’s Day of 2019 and 2021, as well as performing concerts in many venues in the High Point area.