Peter J. Durow is the Director of Choral Activities at Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau, Missouri where he teaches classes in choral music education and conducts the University Choir, Chamber Choir and Choral Union. Dr. Durow received his Ph.D. in Choral Music Education from Florida State University. His earlier studies include a M.M. in Conducting from Butler University, a B.M. in Vocal Music Education from Augsburg College and an A.A. in Liberal Arts from Bethany Lutheran College.
An active composer and arranger, Dr. Durow has written for public school mixed and treble choirs, church choirs, men’s choruses and children’s choirs. He has completed a number of commissions and has several compositions published in the Henry Leck Choral Series and Rodney Eichenberger Choral Series with Colla Voce Music, LLC. Additional compositions and arrangements are published and available with Heritage Music Press and MusicSpoke.
Prior to his appointment at Southeast, Dr. Durow taught at Stetson University in DeLand, Florida and was also a faculty member at The Crane School of Music, SUNY Potsdam. He has had additional teaching experiences at the secondary levels in Minnesota, Texas, Indiana and Florida and has served various congregations as a church musician in each of these states. Peter is also part of the music ministry team at First Presbyterian Church of Cape Girardeau and lives with his wife, Jodi and their two children.