Robert Sirico, was born in 1970 and raised in Sufflok County, Long Island, NY. He is a professional educator specializing in Physics, Advanced Mathematics, and Numerical Analysis of Environmental Fluid Systems. Mr.Sirico’s musical experience includes Liturgical Choir Director where he oversees the music program at his spiritual home in the parish of St. John Theologian Orthodox Church in Shirley, NY.
Mr. Sirico has been studying music composition as a private student for the past 15 years under the ausipicies of noted American composers such as Charles Griffin, Ludmila Ulehla – Former Chairwoman of Manhattan School of Music Composition Department (d.2009+), and recently Dr. Nicholas Reeves, Conductor and Artistic Director for the OCMP.
As a widower and father of three, Mr. Sirico devotes his time to raising his children in a spitiual home envirnoment strengthening their Orthodox faith and providing them with an abundance of love and nurturing. He is also trained in Biblical Greek & Latin, and as part of his choir directing responsibilities at St. John Theologian, he studies the ‘Service Books of the Orthodox Church’ as well as the ancient Latin Traditions to help him accomplish his mission of acquainting the non-Orthodox with the Sacred Hymnography for the edification of their souls.
Nicholas Reeves, born in 1981, holds degrees in composition from Westminster Choir College and Manhattan School of Music. He has studied at the Brevard Music Center, participated in a master class at Manhattan School of Music during the Pierre Boulez/IRCAM residency, and during the summer of 2005 his music was featured at the Winds of Læsø art festival in Denmark. In February he embarked on an ambitious four-day concert engagement, The Four Stop Tour. This was a versatile series of performances in Manhattan encompassing four aspects of American musical culture: film, theater, sacred hymns and concert works. His music was heard at The Riverside Church, The 45th Street Theater, and Merkin Hall. Of especial interest was an historic performance of selections from Rachmaninoff’s All Night Vigil sung by the Canticum Novum singers under the direction of Harold Rosenbaum. The Vespers portion was sung as an actual Orthodox Service with Propers composed by Reeves. Now he is currently pursuing a DMA in classical composition as a student of Richard Danielpour.
Seraphim Huling: Seraphim Sound & Vision, LLC
OCMP Audio Engineer
Studio Owner and audio engineer Seraphim Huling is honored to collaborating with the Orthodox Christian Music Project. Seraphim combines the art of music with the science of acoustics and technology, to create pristine recordings that live and breathe with the same vibrancy as the live performance.
A trained musician, Seraphim composes original music and creates sound design elements for film and television post-production, He has engineered at Boston’s Symphony Hall, Hynes Convention Center, and Connecticut’s Jurgensen Auditorium on featured performances including conductor Seiji Ozawa, drummer Roy Haynes, and clarinetist Richard Stoltzman. His studio recording and mobile installation expertise has been put to good use by Comcast, WLVX, PostWorks, and Photomag, installing editing suites for the likes of Sofia Coppola’s feature film Marie Antoinette.
Seraphim’s 20 years of experience in the audio industry encompass concert and studio recording, theater, television, radio production, and sound reinforcement. He is a member of the Audio Engineering Society and earned a Bachelor’s degree in Media Studies from Queens College. He studied music production and engineering, composition and saxophone at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Mass. and the University of Connecticut. You may contact him at email@example.com.