Adjunct | Music Business
Dr. Liza Seigido is an award-winning composer, multimedia artist, performer, educator, and entrepreneur. On February 6, 2018, she was awarded a Discovery Grant by OPERA America to fund the development of her opera “Cyborgs are Dancing” for processed soprano, 3 piece electro-acoustic ensemble, motion captured dancers, and interactive media. On January 20th, 2015, Seigido was awarded the Jennylin Duany Light Bulb Fund Honorary Award by the Miami Light Project, which served to fund the development of her electro-acoustic song, “Daphne” for live processed mezzo-soprano, live processed cello, and video overlay. In December of 2015, she was commissioned by Brigette Cormier, Artistic Director of B.C. Dance Co, to build an interactive dance floor and construct video overlays for “TV NO,” which was premiered in April 2016 in the Rift Black Box Theater in Wynwood. Her customized electronic Đàn tỳ bà, powered by the Makey Makey microcontroller and Max/MSP, was featured in Synthopia.com, ADSR, and New Atlas—three online music technology magazines—in December 2016. Seigido’s latest acoustic work—“Euridice in the Underworld” for violin, viola, cello, piano and narrator—was commissioned by Janis Mercer on behalf of the San Francisco Community Music Center’s YMP program; this piece was premiered in May 31, 2014.
With her husband Lawrence W. Moore, Seigido founded the “Kendall Sound Art” new music concert series, which was sponsored by West Kendall Regional Library (now known as the West End Library). This series exclusively promoted the work of composers and performers residing in South Florida, and ran between May 2013 through December 2016. She is also the founding owner and artistic director of Psyche Electro-Acoustic Opera Company, LLC, which launched its first production, “Myths & Spirits: A series electro-acoustic operatic shorts,” on August 26, 2017. Her music has been performed across the United States and in Prague, Czech Republic.
At FIU, she teaches Audio Technology I, Live Sound, Music Administration History & Analysis, Supervised Research, and Internship.