- Double major from Oberlin Conservatory in Composition and Harpsichord Performance
- PhD in Music Compositon from CUNY Graduate Center
- Peter has experience teaching piano, harpsichord and composition to students of all ages and levels.
Peter K. 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 recently graduated from the CUNY Graduate Center with a PhD in Music Composition. His principal teachers include Lewis Nielson, Jason Eckardt, Suzanne Farrin and Webb William Wiggins. Most recently, 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. Peter was 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. When not working on music Peter enjoys reading poetry and cooking simple but delicious food.