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Peter Thoresen

Peter Thoresen

Peter Thoresen
Adjunct Professor - Voice
Individual Voice Lessons - BFA Musical Theater

Peter Thoresen, DM is an award-winning voice teacher, performer, and music director. In addition to his studio work at Pace, he maintains a busy private studio in NYC, and his students (including Pace alums) appear regularly on Broadway (Dear Evan Hansen, Caroline, or Change, Hamilton, Mean Girls, Kinky Boots, Beetlejuice & many other), off-Broadway, in national tours, and on TV & film.

He performs and teaches internationally with the Association of American Voices, and has music directed Broadway academies and tours in Pakistan, Kazakhstan, Lebanon, Indonesia and Turkmenistan, serving as a musical ambassador to countries in isolation, or recently coming out of it. A classically trained countertenor, Peter is at home in diverse operatic and concert repertoire. Recent NYC performances include critically acclaimed performances in Purcell’s Fairy Queen (Dell’Arte Opera Ensemble) and Heartbreak Express (Rhymes With Opera, world premiere). Peter performs in concert regularly in the United States and in the Middle East.

Peter is an inaugural recipient of the Joan Frey-Boytim Award for Independent Teachers (NATS), and he holds a Doctor of Music degree in voice from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, where he served as a visiting faculty member. His articles on singing, music education, and entrepreneurship are regularly featured in Classical Singer Magazine. He holds a Master’s degree in voice from the Peabody Conservatory at Johns Hopkins University, and a Bachelor’s degree in voice from Illinois Wesleyan University.