Christopher Peterson

Professor of Music

Christopher Peterson


Location: CPAC 242
Phone: (657) 278-3537

Please contact the Music Office 
(657) 278-3511 for current office hours


354, Survey-Public Sch Choral Music
394, Music Ed Practicum
395, Clinical Practice in Conducting
406B, Concert Choir
406M, Men's Chorus
449E, Externship Secondary Teaching
449I, Internship Secondary Teaching

Christopher Peterson is Professor of Music at California State University, Fullerton where he directs the CSUF Concert Choir, the Titan Men’s Chorus, and teaches classes in choral music education. In spring 2011 he was named the 2010-2011 Cal State Fullerton ASI Outstanding Educator of the Year. From 2001–2007 he was Assistant Professor of Music at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Dr. Peterson taught music in the public schools of Maine for nine years, including elementary, middle, and high school music instruction. He is a published author of professional articles, a contributing author for educational textbooks, and an editor, composer, and choral arranger for Hal Leonard Music Publishers. His choral methods textbook The Art of the Choral Music Educator: Pedagogy, Methods, and Materials for Tomorrow’s Outstanding Music Teachers will be available in fall 2016. He has held the position of State Choral Representative and Southern Section President for the California Music Educators Association (CMEA), and is the former Southern Regional Representative for the California Chapter of the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA), and the present R&S Chair for Youth and Student Activities. He is also the Western Division representative for the National Association for Music Education’s (NAfME) Council for Choral Education. Peterson maintains an active schedule as a choral clinician, guest conductor, and judge for festivals and choral performance events across the United States and internationally. In that capacity he has been invited to thirty US states, five Canadian Provinces, and nine countries including England, Sweden, Japan, Germany, New Zealand, and Holland, and has conducted All-State Choirs in Maine, North Carolina, Oregon, and California. He earned the Bachelor of Science in Music Education from the University of Southern Maine, the Master of Music in Choral Conducting from the University of Maine. He earned the Doctor of Philosophy in Choral Music Education and Conducting from Florida State University where he studied with Rodney Eichenberger, Andre Thomas, and Clifford Madsen.

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