Seth A. Hurd, Assistant Conductor

Seth Hurd
Seth A. Hurd, Assistant Conductor

Seth A. Hurd is a native of Maine and resides in Acton. Mr. Hurd earned a Bachelor of Music Degree with emphases in Organ and Conducting at the University of New Hampshire and a Master of Arts degree in Organizational Management at the University of Phoenix (AZ). While at UNH, he was a student conductor of the University Concert Choir and on tours in Jamaica and New York under the instruction of Cleveland L. Howard, Jr. while also studying conducting with Stanley Hettinger. He also studied with Ruth Edwards (piano), John Skelton (organ, harpsichord) and Margaret Herlihey (oboe, english horn).

After his graduate degree he pursued a career in finance spanning private industry, public education, non-profit education and municipal government. He served as the Director of Finance and Operations at Berwick Academy in South Berwick, Maine from 2001 - 2013 when he took the opportunity to advance to the role of Director of Visual & Performing Arts and Campus Operations (2013 - 2015) and is currently the the Director of Visual & Performing Arts and Data Management (2015 - present). He teaches chorus and is producer and music director for the Upper School Musicals, coaching recent productions of Once Upon A Mattress, Guys & Dolls and Les Miserables.

Mr. Hurd has worked in a number of non-profit arenas and has held positions on the local school board, finance committees, and the Old Berwick Historical Society. He is the Organist and Music Director of the Acton Congregational Church (Acton, Maine), a former Director of Music and Organist (2003 - 2009) at the North Parish Congregational Church (Sanford, ME), a former Director (1993-1998) of the Sanford Community Chorus (Sanford, ME) and a former Director (2005-2007) of the Seaglass Chorale (Kennebunk, ME) and a former Director (2009 - 2014) of the Granite State Choral Society (Rochester, NH).

Mr. Hurd is also a member of the American Guild of Organists and a member of the American Choral Directors Association.