Siegwart Reichwald is the Charles E. Daniels Distinguished Professor of Music History at Converse College where, in addition teaching music history, he also conducts the Converse Symphony Orchestra. He holds the Bachelor of Music degree in Organ Performance from the University of South Carolina, as well as a Master of Music degree in Instrumental Conducting and a Ph.D. in Historical Musicology from the Florida State University.
Dr. Reichwald is the author of The Genesis of Felix Mendelssohn's Paulus (Scarecrow Press, 2001), which dealt with the compositional process of Mendelssohn's oratorio Paulus. He also edited Mendelssohn in Performance (Indiana University Press, 2009), a collection of essays that, according to Choice, "does a superb job explaining the 19th-century sound environment of Felix Mendelssohn and his audiences," and Nineteenth Century Music Review suggests that it "should be on the shelf of every performer, scholar and devotee of Mendelssohn's music." He has published articles and presented papers on a variety of topics on the music of Brumel, Mendelssohn, Schumann, Poulenc, and Piazzolla at regional, national, and international conferences hosted by such organizations such as the International Musicological Society, the American Musicological Society, the College Music Society, the Forum on Music and Christian Scholarship, the Lyrica Dialogues at Harvard University, and the Centro Studi Opera Omnia Luigi Boccherini.