Peter Rutenberg is a Grammy®–winning conductor and record producer, a composer, and teacher with 48 years as a musical professional. He founded Los Angeles Chamber Singers & Cappella in 1990, serving as music director and conductor for the ensemble’s 25-year tenure, with five CDs and numerous awards to their credit. A radio and record producer for 30 years, he was nominated as Grammy® Classical Producer of the Year in 2011; his productions have appeared on several labels, including Reference Recordings, Sono Luminus, Seraphic Fire Media, and his own RCM records – with several Grammy® nominations.
Rutenberg served as Director of Programming & Production at KUSC-FM, Los Angeles, covering the 1984 Olympic Art Festival, Berlioz Festival/LA, Los Angeles Festival, New Music America, and all major arts organizations and festivals for the balance of the decade. His long-running national series on choral music, The First Art, won the ASCAP Deems Taylor Award for Broadcasting in 1994. He has written extensively about music and the arts for over three decades, both as program annotator for several record labels and for the Los Angeles Master Chorale for six seasons, and served on the UCLA Music Faculty from 2006-2016. He has also served as guest conductor and clinician for several music festivals throughout Southern California.