Artistic Director

Jon C. Peterson, D.M.A. serves as assistant professor of music, coordinator of music recruiting and director of choral activities at Malone University, conducting the University Chorale, Chamber Choir, and the new Men’s Glee Club. He teaches courses in choral music education and music ministry. Peterson received doctoral and master’s degrees in choral conducting from the University of Arizona and Southern Methodist University, respectively. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Austin College with an undergraduate degree in vocal performance. Dr. Peterson also serves as Director of the All-Ohio State Fair Youth Choir. In 2015, Peterson joined the faculty of Tunaweza Kimuziki (“through Music All is Possible”) in Nairobi, Kenya.   He will be returning to Kenya this year with the Malone University Chamber Choir as part of a Malone University service-learning trip. Dr. Peterson joined the Voices of Canton as artistic director in July of 2016.