Morgan Siever

Carlyle, Illinois
Updated 10/16/2013

Morgan Siever, 16, is in her junior year at Carlyle High School. She has been studying piano since she was 6 ˝ years old. This will be Morgan’s second time performing at the West Coast Ragtime Festival. In March 2011, Morgan won a competition sponsored by the Belleville Philharmonic Orchestra. On November 13, 2011 Morgan performed at the Belleville Philharmonic Youth Orchestra Tuerck Concert. Morgan was also chosen to accompany the University of Missouri-St. Louis theatrical department in their production of “Intimate Apparel.”

One of Morgan’s greatest accomplishments in her ragtime career has happened in Peoria, IL at the World Championship Old-Time Piano Playing Contest, where she earned the title Junior Champion in both 2010 and 2011. Morgan has traveled across the country to perform at ragtime festivals, including the West Coast Ragtime Festival in Sacramento, CA, the Eau Claire Ragtime Festival in Eau Claire, WI, the Scott Joplin Ragtime Festival in Sedalia, MO, and the Classic Ragtime Society of Indianapolis in Indiana.