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Jon C.  Peterson

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Jon C.  Peterson
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Johnson Center 119B

Assistant Professor of Music, Director of Choral Activities


  • B.A. in Music from Austin College
  • M.M. in Choral Conducting from Southern Methodist University
  • D.M.A. in Choral Conducting from The University of Arizona


Jon C. Peterson serves as Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Choral Ensembles at Malone University.  At Malone, Dr. Peterson conducts the University Chorale, Chamber Choir, and Chapel Choir, and he teaches courses in choral music (including literature, methods and conducting) as well as some coursework in music ministry.

Peterson received his doctoral and masters degrees in choral conducting with a doctoral minor in historical musicology from The University of Arizona and Southern Methodist University, respectively.  He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Austin College with an undergraduate degree in vocal performance.

Prior to coming to Malone in Fall 2013, Peterson served on the music faculty at Bluffton University in Bluffton, Ohio and as Artistic Director of The Magpie Consort, a Columbus-based chamber chorus of 20 voices.  In addition to his passion for working with university students, his experience in music ministry has taken him to congregations of varying sizes and denominations in Texas, Arizona, Arkansas and Ohio.  Peterson has prepared choirs for the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, Philander Smith College, the University of Arizona and Southern Methodist University and has sung with such respected choral organizations as the Dallas Symphony Chorus and the Tucson Symphony Orchestra Chorus.

His recent research has focused on hymnology, world music, and Baroque oratorio; he has also contributed choral repertoire analyses to GIA Publications’ Teaching Music Through Performance in Middle School Choir, released in 2011.

When not making music, Dr. Peterson enjoys cycling and spending time with his wife and son.

Teaching Assignments

  • MUS 210 01 - Chorale
  • MUS 210 03 - Chamber Choir
  • MUS 210 04 - Chapel Choir
  • MUS 332 - Choral and Vocal Methods
  • MUS 383 - Church Music Administration