Award-winning musician Eugene Seow embarked on his musical journey at the age of 6, learning classical Piano. He graduated from Berklee College of Music with a Summa Cum Laude for his Bachelor of Music, with Majors in Jazz Composition and Professional Music (Performance and Theory), and a Minor in Music and Society (Global Studies). After that, he attended the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College, obtaining a Master of Music in Jazz Studies: Performance Track. Eugene is currently pursuing a Doctor of Music Education degree at Liberty University.
A virtuosic multi-instrumentalist who, besides Piano, plays the Electric Bass and all manners of Percussion, Eugene fields incredible versatility whether in pop, rock, classical, or jazz. His confidence is apparent in many styles such as big band, combo band, symphonic band, orchestra, or even marching band. Possessing the experience of performing at places like The Esplanade (Singapore), Wally’s Jazz Cafe (Boston, MA), and Bar Next Door (Manhattan, NY), Eugene also has had his compositions and arrangements performed by laudable groups like the Berklee Concert Jazz Orchestra and at prolific places such as Lincoln Centre.
Eugene’s wealth of experience also extends to having shared the stage with some of the world’s foremost musicians such as Orlando Le Fleming, Samuel Torres, Terence Blanchard, Dr. Lonnie Smith, and Cecile Mclorin Savant. In addition, he has been fortunate to study with greats like Steve Rochinski & David Berkman (Harmony), Greg Hopkins & Michael Mossman (Composition & Arranging), Gary Burton & Antonio Hart (Improvisation), Darren Barrett & Bill Charlap (Ensemble), Mark Walker & Dennis Mackrel (Drum Set), and Michael Lipsey & Rogerio Boccato (Percussion).
Eugene balances a career in academia while aiming for performance excellence, recognising the need to stay relevant in an increasingly competitive global music scene.
Master of Music in Jazz Studies
Bachelor of Music [Summa Cum Laude]
Majors in Jazz Composition & Professional Music
Minor in Music and Society (Global Studies)
LTCL in Drum Kit (Distinction) [RQF: Level 6 Diploma]
DipABRSM in Piano [RQF: Level 4 Diploma]
Grade 8 in Percussion (Distinction) [RQF: Level 3 Certificate]
Grade 8 in Music Theory (Merit) [RQF: Level 3 Certificate]
DipRSL in Electric Bass [RQF: Level 4 Diploma]
Blue Man Group New-York Drum-Off Semi-Finalist
Benny Golson Award
Best of Jazz Composition Fall 2015
Esterhazy Quartet Student Composition Reading
Duke Ellington Award
Steve Gadd Award
Pro Music Academic and
Performance Excellence Award
Best of Jazz Composition Fall 2014
Berklee North American Scholarship Tour
Berklee Writing and Composition Scholarship
Singapore Drum Fest 2008 Quarter-Finalist
ABRSM High Scorers Concert