Biography

   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. He is currently serving as the managing editor of the  Star of the North magazine, the official online publication of the  ACDA-MN. Peter lives with his wife Jodi, and their two children in Maple Grove, Minnesota.

   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.  Dr. Durow has served on the music faculties of  Augsburg University (2019-20),  Bethany Lutheran College (2019),  St. Cloud State University (2016-17),  Southeast Missouri State University (2011-15),  Stetson University (2009-11), and  SUNY Potsdam’s Crane School of Music (2008-09).

   An active composer and arranger of choral music, Peter’s music has been described as containing richly diverse musical textures (Heritage Music Press); intelligibility with substance, and accessibility without any feeling of compromise (MusicSpoke). Peter has won awards with the  San Francisco Choral Artists and the  Longfellow Chorus of Portland, Maine. His music has been commissioned for premiere performances in  Carnegie Hall, the  John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the 2017 National  ACDA Conference, and the 2018  ACDA-MN State 4-5-6 Girls’ Honor Choir. Peter’s compositions and arrangements are published in the  Henry Leck Choral Series and  Rodney Eichenberger Choral Series with  Colla Voce Music, LLC, the Peter J. Durow Choral Series with  Heritage Music PressMusicSpokeThe Sacred Music Press, and  VocalEssence Music Press in the Graphite Marketplace.