Claire Sievers (b. 1981)
Claire Sievers was born in Davenport, Iowa in 1981 as the youngest of three children to Dennis and Celeste Sievers. Growing up in a musical family and joining band in the public school system, she decided to continue her musical pursuits after high school at Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. There Claire pursued a tuba performance degree and in 2004 she graduated with Bachelor of Music degrees in Music Performance and Music Composition. In 2007 Claire graduated from the University of Iowa completing her Master of Arts in Tuba Performance under the tutelage of Professor John Manning. A lover of all musical styles and genres, Claire mainly composes lyrical, sonorous works.