Andrew Peters, an accomplished organist and choral conductor, was educated at St. Olaf College and the Cleveland Institute of Music. At St. Olaf,
he studied organ with John Ferguson and later graduated cum laude with a degree in church music; he also received music department distinction
for his achievements. While pursuing his master’s degree in organ performance at the Cleveland Institute, he studied organ with Todd Wilson.
Additionally, he has studied organ with Noel and Barbara Piercy, Agnes Armstrong,
Carla Edwards, Douglas Cleveland, and Wilma Jensen.
Currently, Peters serves as Pastoral Musician (Organist / Director of Music) at Second Presbyterian Church in St. Louis, a vibrant church deeply rooted in its community.
In addition to his duties as Pastoral Musician, he organizes a widely-acclaimed annual music series and directs choral groups and the handbell choir.
His outreach work includes recitals and other public music performances – such as his popular accompaniments for silent films – to offer music to the wider community.
Prior to his work at Second Presbyterian, Peters served churches of many denominations and varying sizes in Minnesota, Ohio, Tennessee, and Connecticut.
He also was director of the University Singers at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland.
Peters’ skills have garnered him numerous awards, including the Peter B. Knock Sacred Music Award and the Paul and Ruth Manz Church Music Scholarship.
In addition, he has won several competitions.
He took first place in the American Guild of Organists (AGO) Twin Cities Competition, second place in the Region VI AGO Young Artists Competition, and second
place in the San Marino/Elizabeth Elftman Organ Competition.
Peters maintains an active recital schedule at venues throughout the United States. In the past he has performed at venues including St. Philip’s Cathedral, Atlanta; St. Patrick’s Cathedral and the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, New York City; St. Olaf College; DePauw University; Lutheran School of Theology in Chicago; and Central Lutheran Church in Minneapolis.
A member of the American Guild of Organists, Peters has served as Dean of the Nashville AGO Chapter and Director for the 2010 St. Louis Pipe Organ Encounter for young organists.
He is the Convention Coordinator for the 2015 AGO Regional Convention, an event which
will be held in St. Louis. Spirited Sounds in a Small, Sacred Space, Peters’ recording featuring the 14-rank Schoenstein organ of the Historic
Franklin Presbyterian Church in Franklin, Tennessee, was released in 2008. The Diapason praised his “versatility of repertoire...
clean and imaginative playing [and] ... continually appropriate registration.” The American Organist lauded the “clarity, crispness
of rhythm and articulation, precision, and control” of Peters’ performance. A native of West Caldwell, New Jersey, Peters lives with his family in St.