Peter received his Bachelor of Music degree in vocal performance from the Hartt School of Music in Connecticut and Master of Music degree in music education from Lehman College, City University of New York. He has performed with the Hartt Touring Opera in Connecticut, the California Opera Center at Notre Dame College in Belmont, California. As an actor-singer, he has appeared in musicals in summer stock, dinner theaters and regional theaters, as well as many dramatic plays with Bluestone Actors Project, a professional repertory company based in Westchester County, New York.
In 2010, Peter was the conductor for the Elementary All-County (Westchester) Chorus at the All-County Music Festival, featuring one of his published compositions, Oh Susanna. “Sing We Enchanted,” a professional a cappella group based in Westchester County, premiered his choral arrangements of Shenandoah and Wayfarin’ Stranger in 2010. His song cycle e. e. cummings-Verbatim was performed in Paramus, New Jersey, and Briarcliff, New York, featuring soprano Eileen Clark, clarinetist Jeremy Goldsmith, and pianist Hui-Mei-Lin. One of his compositions, Pianos Dueling (2009) for two pianos, four hands, was performed recently in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut by pianists Hui-Mei Lin and Bari Mort.
Peter Frost has been commissioned to write choral compositions by the Briarcliff Congregational Church, The Children’s Aid Society in New York City, and by the Great Neck North High School Jazz Choir. In 2013, he was commissioned to write five new arrangements for Colgate University for The 21st Century Colgate Songbook. GIA Publications and Santa Barbara Music Publishing of California have published Peter’s choral pieces. One of his newest publications, RR Crossings was chosen to be part of the “Robert J. Ward Choral Series.” Members of the Ohio State University Chorale under the direction of Robert J. Ward recorded this arrangement in 2013.
Peter had been a theater/choral teacher in both public and independent school for 16 years. For five years, he was the Director of Music for the Children’s Aid Society Chorus program where he administered to 18 choruses (K-12) and directed five in New York City. Peter’s two select choirs from The Children’s Aid Society performed in Carnegie Hall with Mandy Patinkin, The Rainbow Room with Donna Murphy, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Waldorf Astoria and Radio City Music Hall. The Children’s Aid Senior (HS) Chorus received a “superior” rating and first place over all in April, 2008 in Maryland. He is currently the Music Director at the First Presbyterian Church in Mahopac, New York and resides in Hawthorne, New York with his wife Hui-Mei Lin.