Dr. Seigwart Reichwald of Converse College’s Petrie School of Music has been named a Delta Omicron National Patron. The National Patron title is conferred upon a musician who has attained a national reputation in his or her field. Dr. Reichwald was nominated by Converse’s Alpha Epsilon chapter of Delta Omicron.
Delta Omicron International Music Fraternity is a professional organization with collegiate chapters established throughout the United States and abroad. The fraternity was founded in 1909 at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music by three undergraduate students. It is the only organization of its kind founded by students for students.
Dr. Reichwald is associate professor of music history at Converse. He holds the BM degree in Organ Performance from the University of South Carolina, and the MM in Orchestral Conducting and Ph.D. in Historical Musicology from Florida State University. His principal research interests are in the music of Felix Mendelssohn, the Classic/Romantic period, and Orchestral Performance Practice. His dissertation dealt with the compositional process of Mendelssohn’s oratorio Paulus, which was published by Scarecrow Press. He is the author of articles on music by Mendelssohn, Brumel, and Poulenc. Professor Reichwald also conducts the Converse Symphony Orchestra.