Splash Biography

ZEPH SIEBLER, Yale freshman studying composition for musical the

Major: Music

College/Employer: Yale

Year of Graduation: 2026

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

Hi! I'm Zeph. I've been writing music of all sorts for... what, 5 years now? Right now, though, I'm focusing on theatre music. My primary project right now is a rock musical about Nietzsche. I'm originally from Nebraska, where I worked as a summer camp counselor for the past few years at various institutions, so working with students in SPLASH's age range is a passion of mine.

Past Classes

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A4674: Writing a Cabaret Song in Splash Spring 2023 (Apr. 01, 2023)
By the end of this class, we as a group will have written a lead sheet for a cabaret song. We'll start by playing clips of a diverse array of standalone musical theatre songs and discussing what makes them work well for the format. After that, we'll brainstorm a character and the story their song will tell. This will inform us of the musical language the song will utilize, and from there we'll write the lyrics, pairing that with a melody and chords for a finished song all our own.