Born: June 18, 1987
Versatility is an innate trait that composer, arranger, and pianist Erica Seguine possesses. Her works include bossa novas, traditional and modern big band charts, waltzes, ballads, arrangements of standards, a Middle-Eastern tinged studio orchestra work, “legit” works, and compositions for short films. Her works have been performed in the Eastman Theatre, Kilbourn Hall, the Dryden Theatre (at George Eastman House), the WAMC Performing Arts Studio, the Schenectady Muddy Cup inside the Proctor’s Arcade, and the Juliet J. Rosch Recital Hall. They have been performed by the Eastman Jazz Ensemble, the Eastman Studio Orchestra, Astral artists Doug O’Connor and Jose French Ballester, Dr. Sylvie Beaudette, the Weapons of Jazz Destruction, the newly formed Community of the Spirit, of which she's a member of and her own group, the Erica Seguine Jazz Orchestra....
1st Place in the first biannual Zurich Jazz Orchestra Composition Competition ("Gray Sky" for big band)
Honorable Mention in the 2009 ASCAP Young Jazz Composer Awards ("Departures" for big band)
Selected for the 2004 Young Composers Honors Concert held at the NYSSMA Winter Conference ("Trio for Flute, Oboe, and Piano")