Conductor and Composer Peter Black  

Biography

Education

New England Conservatory, Boston
M.A. in Music, with honors, 1974

Principal Teachers:
Robert Cogan, composition and analysis
Ernst Oster, Schenkerian analysis

University of California, Berkeley
B.A., with honors, in Music, 1967
Graduate studies in composition and analysis, 1968-1970

Principal Teachers:
Andrew Imbrie, composition and analysis
Michael Senturia, conducting, rehearsal technique
Roger Sessions, 20th century literature
Richard Crocker, music history

Marin Community College, Kentfield
Continuing studies in Philosophy, Logic
Mathematics and Electronic Technology, 1978-1987

Private Lessons
Andrew Imbrie, composition
Robert Beloof, poetry and rhetoric
Mack McCray, piano

Credentials

California Community College Credential in Music, Mathematics and Philosophy

Teaching Positions

Santa Rosa Jr. College, Petaluma CA 1993-1999
Conductor, Community Orchestra

Music and Art Institute of San Francisco, 1983-1989
Head of Music Theory and History Department

Marin Community College, Kentfield, 1981-1985
Instructor of Logic and Mathematics

University of California, Berkeley, 1967-1972
Assistant Conductor, UC Symphony Orchestra

Responsible for section rehearsals, personnel, and performance of a full 85 piece orchestra

University of California, Berkeley CA, 1969
Summer Music Program, Voice lessons
for gifted low-income youths.