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Sandra Peter Biography

Sandra Peter

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Dr. Sandra Peter is an Assistant Professor of Music at Luther College, Decorah, Iowa, where she directs Cathedral Choir (100 sophomores, mixed voices) and Aurora (100 first-year women). She also teaches introductory and advanced choral conducting.

In demand as a choral clinician and guest conductor, she has led All-State and honor choirs throughout the United States. Dr. Peter also conducted the Concert Choir and Bach Cantata Choir and Orchestra of the 2009 Lutheran Summer Music Academy. 2010 engagements included the Northwest-ACDA High School Women's Honor Choir, the Mississippi All-State Women's Choir, clinics and presentations in Arizona, Colorado, Iowa, New Mexico, New York and Wisconsin, and a performance with Cathedral Choir at the NC-ACDA conference in Minneapolis. During the 2010-11 year she is completing a book entitled Making connections: core principles for choral conductors.

Dr. Peter is an active member of American Choral Directors Association, the College Music Society, a charter member of The National Collegiate Choral Organization, as well as its state chair for Iowa. She has been invited to speak at national meetings of both NCCO and ACDA and several of her choirs have performed at regional choral conventions. She is a published arranger with the Neil Kjos Company and MorningStar Music.

Her experience includes many years conducting church choirs of all ages, most recently serving First Lutheran Church in Decorah. She was also a founding member of the National Lutheran Choir, under the direction of Larry L. Fleming.

Dr. Peter holds degrees from Concordia College (Moorhead), University of Arizona and the University of Iowa. Her conducting mentors include Jan Gilbertson, Paul J. Christiansen, William Hatcher and Timothy Stalter.

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