Peter Frost, a composer, arranger, and educator, has worked with a wide array of institutions on a number of commissioned pieces. These include the Briarcliff Congregational Church, Children’s Aid Society in New York City, the Great Neck North High School Jazz Choir, as well as Colgate University, where he was commissioned to write five new arrangements for their 21st Century Colgate Songbook. Peter’s choral pieces have also been published by GIA Publications and Santa Barbara Music Publishing.
Peter has received esteemed praise throughout, including a personal letter from American Prize Director, David Katz. Regarding Peter’s work entitled A Music Ride, Katz wrote: “Your A Musing Ride generated considerable interest for its rhythmic inventiveness and what is even more valued, its infectious profile. If this piece is any example, your music in one’s ear sticks there, and that is the sign of a special gift – so I wanted to write to offer a personal bravo.”
Peter has been a theater/choral teacher in both public and independent schools as well as non-profit organizations, including The Children’s Aid Society. During his five years there, he was the Director of Music, administering to eighteen choruses (K-12) and directing five additional groups. Peter’s two select choirs from The Children’s Aid Society performed at Carnegie Hall with Mandy Patinkin, The Rainbow Room with Donna Murphy, Jazz at Lincoln Center, as well as Waldorf Astoria and Radio City Music Hall. The Children’s Aid Senior (HS) Chorus received a “Superior” rating and first place overall in Maryland, back in April 2008.
Peter received his Bachelor of Music degree in vocal performance from the Hartt School of Music in Connecticut and Master of Music degree in music education from Lehman College, City University of New York.
He is currently a voice professor at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Connecticut, the Music Director at Saint Mary the Virgin in Chappaqua, as well as Music Director of “The Old Mill Singers” in Westchester County, New York.