Patti Peterson is a soprano whose background includes study in piano, voice, vocal pedagogy, and movement. She received a Bachelor of Music degree in piano from Salem College and Master and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees in voice from the University of Colorado in Boulder. Much of her DMA work involved the performance, translation, and study of the songs of Edvard Grieg. She studied voice with Barbara Doscher and Joan Jacobowsky and coached with Gerhard Hüsch, Martin Katz, Martin Isepp, Dalton Baldwin, and Gerard Souzay. She has studied modern dance and the Feldenkrais and Alexander movement systems.
Peterson has sung recitals and oratorio throughout the United States and in Germany, often collaborating with dancers and actors in contemporary works. She has given master classes at many colleges in the U.S. and was invited to work with students at the Hochschule für Musik “Hanns Eisler” in Berlin on two occasions. She has made presentations to the College of Music Society, as well as the National Association of Teachers of Singing, which recently published an article by her in the prestigious Journal of Voice.
Patti Peterson is Associate Professor and Chair of the voice area at the University of Colorado in Boulder. Movement, ease of vowel production, and a science-based approach to vocal technique are the hallmarks of Peterson’s teaching style.