Erich Peterson received both his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Horn Performance from Northwestern University, where he studied with Dale Clevenger, Norman Schweikert and Gail Williams. Erich is new to the Grand Rapids community having joined the Grand Rapids Symphony as Assistant Principal/Second Horn in March, 2004.
Prior to that, Erich was a member of the national tour of Les Miserables with whom he performed more than 1500 shows in over 40 states and Canada over a period of 6 years. While living in Chicago, Erich was an active free-lance musician performing with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Israel Philharmonic, Ravinia Festival Orchestra and Chicago OperaTheater. Erich was also active as a studio musician having recorded hundreds of television/radio commercials and video game soundtracks.
In 2004, together with Paul Austin, Erich formed HornKlang -- a Horn duo that performs regularly throughout the region. This past summer, Paul and Erich were in residence for the inaugural season of the Southern Illinois Music Festival in Carbondale, Illinois.
Music Department, Hope College
Nykerk Hall of Music