Joel Peters – Biography

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

In 2014, he obtained a Master’s from McGill University, studying repertoire with Hans-Ola Ericsson and improvisation with Dr. William Porter. In May 2017, he graduated from the same university with an Artist Diploma.

Among the numerous awards Peters has received are those recently 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 (Publics Choice); and the Orford Music Prize.

And of personal highlight, Peters received perfect scores from the jury members for his final Artist Diploma recital entitled, “Organ Ocean Waves of Sound.”