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Professor emeritus of music, Dr. Neal F. Seipp became a member of the music faculty at Central in 1974. In addition to his teaching responsibilities with the trumpet studio in the department of music, he was an active solo recitalist and clinician, performed with Central Brass (Central’s faculty brass quintet), coordinated music recruitment activities and scholarship auditions, and for many years was the director of Central’s Summer Music Camp for high school students.
Dr. Seipp earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at the University of South Dakota, and master’s degree and doctorate from West Virginia University, where he was a recipient of the West Virginia Foundation Fellowship. Prior to his graduate work at West Virginia, Dr. Seipp served four years on the faculty of the Armed Forces School of Music in Norfolk, Va.
Dr. Seipp has recently performed a t state and national MENC and International Trumpet Guild conventions and has been a frequent soloist with regional concert bands and orchestras. He has been a featured trumpet soloist on two occasions with the U.S. Army Band on the steps of the Capital building in Washington, D.C.
Dr. Seipp earned a reputation for taking a personal interest in each of his students… many still refer to his as “Father Seipp.” Over the years his trumpet students have earned a reputation for scholastic and solo performance achievement. Former students include graduate assistantship recipients at major universities, college music faculty members and professional performers.