Dr. Sandra Peter teaches in the School of Music at Stetson University in DeLand, Florida. She is also the conductor of the Stetson University Community School of Music Young Singers. Dr. Peter recently completed 22 years of teaching at Luther College, 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, Dr. Peter has led All-State and honor choirs throughout the United States and abroad. 2013-14 engagements include events in California, Alaska, Wisconsin, Minnesota, New York, South Dakota, Tennessee and Florida. She is an active member of American Choral Directors Association, the College Music Society, National Association for Music Education, and a charter member of The National Collegiate Choral Organization. Dr. Peter has been invited to speak at national meetings of both NCCO and 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 co-editor of MorningStar’s Luther College Music Series.
Her experience includes many years conducting church choirs of all ages, most recently serving First Lutheran Church in Decorah. She was also a founding member of the National Lutheran Choir. A native of Saint Paul, Minnesota, Dr. Peter holds degrees from Concordia College (Moorhead), University of Arizona and the University of Iowa.