Michael Wornell Seregow, Visiting Assistant Professor, School of Music

A native of the Pacific Northwest, pianist Michael Seregow enjoys a multifaceted career as a teacher, performer, and scholar. He joins the faculty at the University of Puget Sound for the 2016-17 academic year. Prior to this he taught at the University of Oregon, where he was invited to serve as a sabbatical replacement for three members of the piano faculty.

Dr. Seregow maintains an active career as a soloist and collaborative pianist, performing a diverse selection of repertoire. Recent highlights include solo recitals throughout the Pacific Northwest, a solo performance at the Festival of the American Liszt Society in Los Angeles, the American premiere of recently composed piano works by producer and composer Guy Sigsworth, and a performance of Schubert’s great song cycle, Die Winterreise, with baritone Harry Baechtel. A musician of uncommon versatility, Seregow has received formal training in a variety of keyboard instruments, including harpsichord, fortepiano, and organ, in addition to studies in jazz piano, basso continuo, historical performance practice, and composition.

As a collaborative pianist, Dr. Seregow has performed with artists such as bassoonist William Ludwig and baritone Richard Zeller as well as members of the Eugene Symphony and Oregon Mozart Players. In the summer of 2011 he was a Collaborative Piano Fellow at the Music Academy of the West, where he worked with Juilliard professor Jonathan Feldman as well as many other internationally renowned musicians. He has also appeared as an orchestral keyboardist for the Eugene Symphony and the Music Academy of the West Festival Orchestra.

Dr. Seregow earned a D.M.A. in piano performance with supporting studies in piano pedagogy from the University of Oregon. He was twice awarded Outstanding Graduate Performer in Keyboard as well as Outstanding Graduate Performer in Music in addition to receiving Graduate Teaching Fellowships in Piano Pedagogy, Collaborative Piano, and Opera Accompanying. Seregow has won numerous competitions, including the University of Oregon Concerto Competition, the Oregon Music Teachers Association Young Artist Piano Competition, and the Vernon L. Wiscarson Concerto Competition. His principal teachers include Dean Kramer and Mark Westcott, and he has played in master classes for such eminent artists as Emanuel Ax, Antonio Pompa-Baldi, John Perry, Jon Kimura Parker, and Angela Hewitt.

A member of the Music Teachers National Association, the Washington State Music Teachers Association, and the American Liszt Society, Dr. Seregow is regularly invited as a lecturer and adjudicator throughout the Pacific Northwest. His students have been prizewinners in local and national competitions.