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February 12, 2019  I  Tuesday at 6:30 pm  I  FREE
Trinity Episcopal Cathedral  I  100 W. Roosevelt St., Phoenix
Guest Lecturer: Tom Peterson

Join us for a special lecture presented by the Phoenix Chorale and inspired by the Chorale’s February 2019 concert series, “Pathways of Devotion.” Guest lecturer Tom Peterson (a doctoral candidate and Music Director at Christ Church of the Ascension) leads us through an exploration of the meaning of “devotion” through the lens of sacred and secular music throughout history. Doors open at 6:00 pm, lecture begins at 6:30 pm.

This lecture is presented by the Phoenix Chorale with support from Music at Trinity and Trinity Cathedral.

Tom Peterson is a conductor and composer currently finishing a DMA in Choral Conducting at the University of Arizona. He is the music director at Christ Church of the Ascension (Episcopal) in Paradise Valley and the Master Chorale of Flagstaff.

An Arizona native, Tom earned a BM in Theory and Composition from Arizona State University and a MMus in Composition and Conducting from the Royal College of Music in London. He then spent four years on the faculty of Phoenix College, where he taught music theory, ear training, and music history. 

His compositions — instrumental as well as choral — have been performed locally (Audience Choice Award at the Classical Revolution PHX Centennial Composition Competition), nationally (Trinity Wall Street Choir, ACDA Western Region Conference, Oregon Bach Festival), and internationally (Festival Chorus, Ossian Ensemble, Sounds New Festival, UK).

When he’s not behind a music stand, he loves to get outside and hike with his wife, Teriann, and their dog, Roxie.

Join the Phoenix Chorale for a unique series of lectures, weaving together Phoenix and Arizona’s musical and cultural history with the Phoenix Chorale. Each lecture is tied to the concert themes of our four Artistic Director Search finalists and explores a wide range of topics. More information at