Morgan Siever

Carlyle, Illinois
Added 5/9/2010

Morgan Siever is thirteen years old and lives in Carlyle, Illinois. This is Morganís fifth year performing at the Scott Joplin Festival here in Sedalia. This was her first year performing at the Eau Claire Ragtime Festival in Wisconsin and the Festival in Tinley Park, Illinois. She performed at the Festival for the Classic Ragtime Society of Indianapolis in August 2009. At the St. Louis Ragtime Competition at Meramec College, she received a 1st place for playing Tiger Rag as well as last year when she played Iíve Found a New Baby. At the St. Louis Ragtime Piano Competition sponsored by the Friends of Scott Joplin at Forest Park Community College, Morgan has received an Honorable Mention in 2005 and 2nd place in 2006, 2007, 2008, and 1st place in 2009. At the World Championship Old-Time Piano Playing Contest in Peoria, Illinois, Morgan participated with the juniors (17 years old and younger) in 2005, placed 4th in 2006, 7th place in 2007, and 3rd in 2008 and 2009. Morgan was a guest soloist with the Alton Symphony Orchestra in April, 2006. Morgan has also performed at the Missouri Historical Society and performs regularly at the Ragtime Rendezvous at Dresselís in St. Louis, as well.