David Siegel serves as executive director of the Ent Center for the Arts at UCCS, supporting the Galleries of Contemporary Art (GOCA), Theatreworks and the academic mission of the university. Among other board service, David is chair of the Colorado Springs Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Advisory Board, and he is music advisor for the Green Box Arts Festival.
As an artist, David holds a degree in violin performance from the Manhattan School of Music in New York City. He performs regularly with several ensembles, including Grass it Up and Mango fan Django, and he has opened for artists including the Yonder Mountain String Band. “It’s just as interesting to me to play a fiddle tune as it is to play a Bach Partita. And what’s even better is if you can put a Bach Partita inside a fiddle tune,” he says. “Whether it’s playing classical music in an orchestra or playing in a jazz band or playing fiddle in a bluegrass band, it’s all about what’s going to resonate for an audience member.” Off stage and out of the office, David enjoys cooking, eating and exploring the outdoors by foot, bike or skis.