Ph.D - Florida State University
M.M. - Butler University
B.M. - Augsburg College
A.A. - Bethany Lutheran College
Well known as an active composer and arranger of choral music, Peter has written for public school mixed and treble choirs, professional choirs, church choirs, men’s choruses and children’s choirs. His compositions and arrangements are published in the Henry Leck Choral Series and Rodney Eichenberger Choral Series with Colla Voce Music, LLC. Additional compositions and arrangements are published and available with Heritage Music Press and MusicSpoke.
Peter has won awards with the San Francisco Choral Artists and the Longfellow Chorus of Portland, Maine. His music has been commissioned for premiere performances in Carnegie Hall, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the 2017 National ACDA Conference and the 2016 Missouri Music Educators Conference.
His compositions have been described as containing richly diverse musical textures; forward-moving rhythms and contemporary, open harmonies (Heritage Music Press).
Additional characteristics of his music include:
- Accessibility without any feeling of compromise
- Intelligibility with substance
- Interesting music with expert voice leading so that it is within the ability of most choirs to perform (MusicSpoke)
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