Tag archives: Siegwart Zig Reichwald

Examining Mendelssohn, Protestant Music
By Scott Craig   |   December 26, 2023

For two decades, Siegwart ‘Zig’ Reichwald, Westmont’s Adams professor of music and worship, engrossed himself in the sacred music of German composer and performer Felix Mendelssohn. But when he came to his works written for the Berlin Cathedral in 1843-44, he was struck by how unusual they were compared to the rest of Mendelssohn’s musical […]

Zig’s Musical Chair
By Scott Craig   |   October 10, 2023

Siegwart ‘Zig’ Reichwald was officially installed as Adams chair of music and worship at Westmont in a day that featured chamber musicians, the college choir, orchestra and chapel band performing music from the Psalms, Felix Mendelssohn, and rock band U2.  As part of the formal installation ceremony, President Gayle D. Beebe urged Reichwald to bring […]

A Day of Musical Events to Celebrate ‘Zig’
By Scott Craig   |   September 26, 2023

In a public ceremony replete with orchestral and choral music, Siegwart ‘Zig’ Reichwald will be installed as the Adams professor of music and worship on Friday, September 29, at 10:30 am in Murchison Gym. The formal ceremony serves as a prelude to a day of public events that include a keynote address and chamber concert.  […]

Talented, New Professors Join Faculty
By Scott Craig   |   September 20, 2022

Five new accomplished, tenure-track professors have joined the Westmont faculty this fall. Isaac Gomez (kinesiology), Jennifer Ito (physics), Ruth Lin (music), Siegwart “Zig” Reichwald (music), and Guang Song (computer science) each bring a deep Christian faith and a love for teaching to Westmont.  Gomez, a local resident who graduated from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, […]