Joel Peters

Joel Peters



Recital – Catherine Rodland
St. Luke’s Episcopal Church
7/7/2020 1:00PM – 1:45 PM
7/7/2020 3:00 PM – 1:45 PM


In addition to concertizing, teaching, conducting, and composing, Joel Peters is co-artistic director and founder of Earth World Collaborative, a creative force that generates new music, art, film, and literature through collaboration.

Peters has appeared as a soloist in numerous venues and festivals, including the prestigious Montreal Bach Festival. As a composer, he has been published by Firehead Editions and frequently collaborates with Adrian Foster on electroacoustic compositions for organ, choir, and strings.

Among the numerous awards Peters has received are those won in 2016 at le Concours OSM Manuvie: third prize in the organ category; prize for the best performance of the imposed Canadian work; Stingray Rising Stars Award (public’s choice); and the Orford Music Prize. Of personal highlight, Peters received perfect scores from the jury members for his Artist Diploma recital entitled “Organ Ocean: Waves of Sound.” In 2014, he obtained a Master’s from McGill University, studying repertoire with Hans-Ola Ericsson and improvisation with William Porter. In 2017, he graduated from the same university with an Artist Diploma.

Peters is Co-music Director and organist at St. James United Church in Montreal.