Dr. Sandra Peter is active as a choral conductor and guest clinician throughout the United States and abroad. Based in central Florida, she currently serves as the Director of Music at First Presbyterian Church in DeLand.
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).
She is a contributor to Conducting Women’s Choirs: Strategies for Success, released in 2012 by GIA Publications. She is also a published choral arranger with the Neil Kjos Company and MorningStar Music and co-editor of MorningStar’s Luther College Music Series. Dr. Peter 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. She has been invited to speak at national meetings of both NCCO and ACDA and several of her choirs have performed at regional ACDA conferences.
Her experience includes many years conducting church choirs of all ages for congregations in Minnesota, Iowa and Arizona. 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.