Sandra Peter

Adjunct Professor of Music

Sandra Peter teaches Introduction to Western Art Music at Stetson University. She is also the conductor of the Stetson University Community School of Music Young Singers. Peter recently completed 22 years of teaching at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, where she conducted Aurora (select first-year women) and Cathedral Choir (select second-year students, mixed voices).

In demand as a choral clinician and guest conductor, Peter has led all-state and honor choirs throughout the United States and abroad. She is an active member of the American Choral Directors Association, the College Music Society, the National Association for Music Education and is a charter member of The National Collegiate Choral Organization. Peter has been invited to speak at national meetings of both the NCCO and the ACDA, and several of her choirs have performed at regional ACDA conferences. She is a contributor to Conducting Women's Choirs: Strategies for Success, released in 2012 by GIA Publications. She is a published arranger with the Neil Kjos Company and MorningStar Music, and is co-editor of MorningStar's Luther College Music Series.

Her experience includes many years conducting church choirs of all ages, and she currently serves as the director of music at First Presbyterian Church in DeLand, Fla. She was also a founding member of the National Lutheran Choir. A native of Saint Paul, Minn., Peter holds degrees from Concordia College (Moorhead), the University of Arizona and the University of Iowa.

Course Topics

  • Introduction to Western Art Music


  • B.A. Concordia College (Moorhead, Minn.)
  • M.M. University of Arizona
  • D.M.A University of Iowa

Sandra Peter

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