Craig Peterson is Director of Choral Activities and department chair at Mesa Community College where he directs two chamber choirs, a concert choir, a jazz choir and teaches choral education classes. He received the Bachelor of Music Degree from Concordia College and the Masters and Doctoral Degrees in Choral Conducting from Arizona State University. Craig has served in numerous leadership roles including AMEA all-state jazz chair, and vocal jazz and two-year college R & S chairs and served as president for AZ ACDA. Groups under Craig’s direction have consistently received superior ratings at area festivals and have appeared at the AZ State ACDA Convention, the AZ Music Educators Convention, at three ACDA Western Division Conventions, and the National Convention of the Orff and Kodaly Music Teachers Association. Dr. Peterson has also prepared choirs for the Phoenix Symphony and the Boston Pops Orchestra. Craig has served as the Assistant Director of the Phoenix Chorale and he continues to be in demand as a clinician and singer throughout Arizona and as far away as Texas. He has also sung bass on several recordings with both the Phoenix Chorale and Conspirare.