Composer Mark Petering has received honors and awards from the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers; the National Federation of Music Clubs; and the National Guild of Community Schools of the Arts. He won the 2003 Swan Composer Prize for wind ensemble for his work The Swimming Pool, and the 2003 Music Festival of the Hamptons Composition Contest for his orchestral work Train & Tower for chamber orchestra and tape. Performances of Professor Petering's music have taken place across the United States, in Turkey and Eastern Europe. He has served as guest composer of the Washington Island Music Festival and has participated in the Aspen Music Festival, where he studied with George Tsontakis.
Prof. Petering joined the Carthage music faculty in 2005. A graduate of Luther College (B.A.) and Bowling Green State University (M.M.), he earned his Ph.D. in music composition at the University of Minnesota, where he studied with Judith Lang Zaimont. Read more.
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