Nathan Peters

Nathan Peters

Orchestra Director at Chelsea Center for the Arts

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400 Congdon St, Chelsea, Michigan, United States
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General Information


Violin and Viola Instructor  - Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp Inc

Chamber Music Festival Coordinator  - MASTA


violin performance , University of Michigan

Bachelor  - Violin Performance , U of M

Master Degree  - University of Michigan

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Nathan Peters is an orchestra teacher in the Chelsea Schools, a position he has held since 1999.
His middle school orchestras consistently receive superior ratings at festivals. In 2007, he conducted the Chelsea Beach Middle School 8th Grade Orchestra in an honorary performance at the Michigan Music Conference. He also assists with classes and conducting of the Chelsea High School Orchestras. A strong advocate for chamber music performance, Peters was the coordinator for the annual MASTA Chamber Music Festival and Competition from 2011-2016. In 2000, he co-founded the Chelsea Chamber Players, a group with which he performs several chamber music concerts each year. Peters regularly contributes to string education in Michigan through several projects, including hosting the M.S.B.O.A. Mid-Level Fall String Clinic (since 2010), teaching violin, viola, and conducting at Blue Lake Music Camp (since 2012), and directing the Chelsea M.S. Fiddle Club and Summer Fiddle Camp. He taught violin and viola for three summers at the Superior String Alliance Camp in the Upper Peninsula and has mentored student teachers from the University of Michigan and Michigan State University. Peters has been teaching violin and viola private lessons since 1991. His students receive high praise from judges and are awarded scholarships to many music camps and university music departments in and out of the state of Michigan. Many of his students have performed movements of major concertos with orchestras. Peters received a certificate in music education from the University of Michigan in 1999. Peters studied violin performance with Paul Kantor at the University of Michigan, receiving a Bachelor of Music degree in 1992, and viola performance with Yizhak Schotten at the University of Michigan, receiving a Master of Music degree in 1993. Peters also has performed in many orchestras including the Ann Arbor Symphony, the Lansing Symphony, the Toledo Symphony, and the Michigan Opera Theater Orchestra. Nathan Peters lives in Chelsea, Michigan with his daughters, Talia and Lydia.

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