Taos School of Music has a new Executive Director | The music


Erik Christian Peterson, who holds a doctorate in musical arts, will be the new executive director of the Taos School of Music (TSOM).

In a press release, TSOM Board Chair Joan Woodard said she was “delighted to welcome a uniquely skilled Executive Director who will be invaluable in building community relationships with Taos and Taos.” Ski Valley, with the local musical community and beyond.

Peterson studied at the Juilliard School of Music and earned his doctorate at the Cleveland Institute of Music/Case Western Reserve University. He is an accomplished violinist and violist, founding member of the musical group Voxare String Quartet. He has also performed at the New York Philharmonic and has lectured at Princeton University, New York University, Oxford and the British Library. Most recently, he served as artistic and festival director for the Crested Butte Festival in Butte, Colorado.

“I have been a visitor to Taos for many years, and now I look forward to ensuring the school continues to be an integral part of the Taos community. I am honored to lead an organization that has played such a vital role in the lives of so many musicians. As we move forward, not only will the school continue to expand its position as a leader in education, but it will be at the forefront of digital strategy, organizational and community partnerships,” said Peterson said in a press release.

Peterson will be the fourth executive director in the institution’s 59-year history.

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