Fred Peterbark holds a Master of Music degree from the University of Colorado Boulder, and a Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Performance from the University of Michigan, along with a Teacher's Certificate for grades K-12.
Previously, Fred served as the Assistant Dean for Recruitment and Diversity for the College of Music and Dramatic Arts at Louisiana State University (2015-2017), and Assistant Dean for Recruitment and Outreach for the College of Music at the University of Colorado Boulder (2008-2015).
As an educator, Fred has given presentations at state and national conferences/conventions, including the National Association of School of Music (NASM), the National Association of College Admissions Counselors (NACAC), the Colorado Music Educators Association Clinic-Conference and the Nebraska Music Educators Association Conference/Clinic.
Fred continues to find time and opportunities to perform. As a recitalist, he has been featured frequently as an Estes Park Music Festival Artist at the Stanley Hotel in Estes Park. His operatic and oratorio performances have been highlighted with the roles of Lensky in Tchaikovsky's "Eugene Onegin", Monastatos in Mozart's "Die Zaubeflöte", Pasék in Janácek's "The Cunning Little Vixen", Brother Bates in the Restoration Premier of James P. Johnson's "De Organizer", Evangelist and Tenor Soloist in J.S. Bach's "St. Matthew Passion", and Tenor Soloist in Ralph Vaughn Williams' "Serenade to Music". In addition, Fred serves as the Executive Producer of Peterbark Productions, LLC.
Fred is excited to return to the East and begin his new assignment as the Director of Admission and Preparatory Programs for the School of Music at Ithaca College, and looks forward to meeting you during your visit to campus or your attendance at a college fair. Be on the look out: he may show up to your next rehearsal or performance.