Peter was recently awarded the Kanter Prize (2020) by the Mivos Quartet for his work Three Fragments, and is also the recipient of the Walter E. Aschaffenburg Prize in Composition, the Earl L. Russel Award in Historical Performance, and the Shansi Prize for his choral composition AMA from Oberlin Conservatory. He was invited to join the Loretto Project as a composer fellow in its 2017 cohort, and has also spent time at the Banff Center as an artist in residence. His compositions have been performed by ensembles and performing artists such as Longleash, TAK, Uusinta, Oberlin CME, Nouveau Classical Project, andPlay, Second Species, Wolftone, JACK Quartet, Mivos Quartet, the Emissary Quartet, Lucy Dhegrae, Pala Garcia, Issei Herr, Ben Roidl-Ward, William Overcash, and Zachary Good. Peter has taught music courses at Baruch College, Born Star Training Program NYC, The Hoffman Center for The Arts, and at Circle Circle Arts.
Peter is the featured composer and performer, alongside violinist Pala Garcia, on a forthcoming portrait album of violin and piano works projected for release on New Focus Recordings in Spring 2022. Their project is the recipient of a 2021 recording grant from the Aaron Copland Fund for Music. His music was recently featured on National Sawdust’s FERUS Festival 2020. He was selected as a composer participant for the 2016 June In Buffalo festival, where he worked with composers Hans Abrahamsen and Chinary Ung. He has also participated in composition master classes with Rodger Reynolds, Jason Eckardt, Phillip Cashian, George Lewis, and Mark Barden, as well as harpsichord master classes with Mitzi Meyerson, Charles Metz, Ton Koopman, Jacques Ogg and Michael Sponseller. As a composer, Peter has attended the New Music on the Point, SICPP, and Nief-Norf festivals, and has participated in the Vancouver Early Music Festival, Baroque Performance Institute, Accademia d’Amore opera workshop as a harpsichordist.
Peter was born in Portland, Oregon where he studied composition, piano and violin with Dr. Marshall Tuttle at Mount Hood Community College. He graduated from the Oberlin Conservatory with a double major in Composition and Harpsichord Performance, and is currently pursuing his PhD in Composition at the CUNY Graduate Center, studying with Jason Eckardt and Suzanne Farrin. His principal teachers also include Lewis Nielson and Webb William Wiggins. Additionally, Peter has been mentored by composers Eric Wubbels, Josh Levine, and Daniel Tacke.