Erik Peregrine (they/them) enjoys an active career as a conductor and educator, currently serving as artistic director for both Ensemble Companio and for the University of Arizona’s Collegium Musicum. Peregrine has previously held a wide variety of conducting and teaching positions across North America, including with the Tucson Masterworks Chorale, Woodbury Chorus & Orchestra, One Voice Mixed Chorus (MN), Saint Paul Conservatory for Performing Artists, and the University of British Columbia Choirs, among others. In demand as a guest clinician and lecturer, Peregrine has recently given presentations at Chorus America, GALA Choruses Leadership Symposium, ACDA Central/North Central Division, and ACDA of Minnesota conferences about diversity in choral music, transgender vocal pedagogy, and creating inclusive ensembles for LGBTQ+ singers. Peregrine earned a Master of Music in choral conducting from the University of British Columbia (Vancouver, BC) and a Bachelor of Arts in Music magna cum laude with honors from Lewis & Clark College (Portland, OR). Peregrine is currently pursuing a doctorate in choral conducting with a minor in historical musicology at the University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ).
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