Peter J. Durow is a conductor and composer working in the field of music education. He began his tenure as the Artistic Director of From Age to Age, a chamber choir of young professionals based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in 2016. Dr. Durow has taught at the Secondary and University levels and has worked as a church musician in Minnesota, Texas, Indiana, Florida, New York and Missouri. He is a graduate of Florida State University, Butler University, Augsburg University and Bethany Lutheran College. Peter’s choral music is published with Heritage Music Press; Colla Voce; MusicSpoke; The Sacred Music Press; and VocalEssence Music Press. Peter is currently serving as the managing editor of the Star of the North magazine, the official online publication of the ACDA-MN.
Common Threads — It may seem like I am preaching to the choir, but go ahead and reflect for a moment on how this idea of “common threads” relates to our profession of choral music. Maybe you first think of a choral music curriculum that is integrated across subject areas to enhance student learning. Music is art but it …. Read More
Be Kind was commissioned by ADCA-MN for the 2018 State 4-5-6 Girls Honor Choir, Barbara Sletto, guest conductor. My first thoughts turned to my own children who were in 4th and 6th grade when I was writing the commission. I wanted to write a piece of music that would resonate with young singers without being trivial. My son brought home a picture …. Read More