I am absolutely enthralled by the following recent performance from Dr. Christopher Peterson and the California State University, Fullerton Concert Choir this past fall. Below you can hear a breathtaking recording from their concert of my piece “All Beautiful You Are” for SATB choir and piano and learn more about this wonderful ensemble.

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Purchase the sheet music for “All Beautiful You Are”  – Colla Voce, JW Pepper

The California State University, Fullerton Concert Choir, directed by Christopher Peterson, is a 74-voice auditioned, mixed ensemble comprised primarily of students studying voice in the School of Music. The Concert Choir gives a number of performances in Southern California every year, and has also toured in Canada, Hawaii, Europe, and the United States. The Concert Choir performs a variety of accompanied and unaccompanied repertoire, and collaborates annually with the CSUF University Singers to present performances of choral-orchestral masterworks. They have joined the University Singers in performances with the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra and the Pacific Symphony Orchestra. For the past four years they have represented CSUF at the Pacific Southwest Intercollegiate Choral Association Festival of Choirs. A major mission of the Concert Choir is to sing and perform traditional as well as new choral music at the highest artistic levels, and to communicate to their audiences through compelling and musical performances.

CPetersonheadshot15smallerChristopher Peterson is Professor of Music at California State University, Fullerton where he directs the CSUF Concert Choir, the Titan Men’s Chorus, and teaches classes in choral music education. In spring 2011 he was named the 2010-2011 Cal State Fullerton ASI Outstanding Educator of the Year. From 2001–2007 he was Assistant Professor of Music at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Dr. Peterson taught music in the public schools of Maine for nine years, including elementary, middle, and high school music instruction. He is a published author of professional articles, a contributing author for educational textbooks, and an editor, composer, and choral arranger for Hal Leonard Music Publishers. His choral methods textbook The Art of the Choral Music Educator: Pedagogy, Methods, and Materials for Tomorrow’s Outstanding Music Teachers will be available in fall 2016. He has held the position of State Choral Representative and Southern Section President for the California Music Educators Association (CMEA), and is the former Southern Regional Representative for the California Chapter of the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA), and the present R&S Chair for Youth and Student Activities. He is also the Western Division representative for the National Association for Music Education’s (NAfME) Council for Choral Education. Peterson maintains an active schedule as a choral clinician, guest conductor, and judge for festivals and choral performance events across the United States and internationally. In that capacity he has been invited to thirty U.S. states, five Canadian Provinces, and nine countries including England, Sweden, Japan, Germany, New Zealand, and Holland, and has conducted All-State Choirs in Maine, North Carolina, Oregon, and California. He earned the Bachelor of Science in Music Education from the University of Southern Maine and the Master of Music in Choral Conducting from the University of Maine. He earned the Doctor of Philosophy in Choral Music Education and Conducting from Florida State University where he studied with Rodney Eichenberger, André Thomas, and Clifford Madsen.

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