The Faces of OCMP

Robert Sirico
OCMP Founder and Composer

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
OCMP Artis­tic Direc­tor, Con­duc­tor, and Composer

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 seraphim_audio@yahoo.com.



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