Dr. Jeffrey Peterson
Assistant Professor of Voice
Pianist and coach Jeffrey Peterson has appeared in recitals and master classes on five continents, with such important operatic artists as Martina Arroyo, James King, and Teresa Kubiak, in venues as far-reaching as Hoam Hall in Seoul, the Marian Anderson Festival and Competition, and Manaus, Brazil. He has appeared at art song festivals in Cleveland and Delaware, and the Blossom Festival, and been part of cultural exchange cruises to Greece, Turkey, and South America. His performances have been broadcast on public radio stations in Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, and New Mexico, as well as on WFMT in Chicago.
Dr. Peterson has taught at Indiana University, the University of Illinois, the University of Akron, and most recently served on the Opera Studies Faculty at Northwestern University for five years. While at Indiana University he helped design and teach a course in operatic role preparation, which continues to be one of the most popular offerings in that school's vocal curriculum. He is a member of NATS, the Chicago Singing Teachers Guild, Phi Kappa Phi, and the College Music Society.
Jeffrey Peterson earned the doctorate in Vocal Coaching and Accompanying at the University of Illinois, where he was the assistant to renowned pianist and coach John Wustman. He was also a recipient of the Nancy Kennedy Wustman Award in Vocal Coaching, established in memory of Mr. Wustman's late wife. Dr. Peterson has taught at several summer programs, including the Corso Estivo per Cantanti Giovani and The Italian Operatic Experience, both in Urbania, Italy; the New York Vocal Institute, of which he was co-director, and is currently in charge of Music in the Marche, a program in Piobbico, Italy, which he founded and for which he is also artistic director.
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