Dr. Peter J. Haberman
Associate Professor, Instrumental Music Education
Conductor, The Concordia Band and Echo Band
Peter Haberman is a conductor and music educator based in Minnesota. He serves as the director of bands and associate professor of music at Concordia College in Moorhead, where he conducts The Concordia Band, leads the Echo Band, works with students in music education and coordinates the band program. Haberman also maintains an active schedule as a guest conductor and clinician across the United States.
Prior to his appointment at Concordia, Haberman held a similar position as director of bands at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire where he conducted the Wind Symphony, taught courses in conducting and repertoire, supervised student teachers, and was music director of the Chippewa Valley Youth Symphony.
Haberman spent several years teaching at the Mercer Island School District in Washington and the Maple Lake School District in Minnesota prior to his college teaching career. He was honored to be the recipient of the Educator of the Year Award and the Principal’s Award for Outstanding Teaching at Mercer Island, and the Maple Lake Employee of the Year Award.
A native of Minnesota, he has earned degrees from Concordia College, the University of Montana and the University of Minnesota, where he completed a Doctor of Music Arts in conducting. His professional affiliations include the College Band Directors National Association, Minnesota Music Educators Association, Music Educators National Conference, National Band Association, and World Association for Symphonic Bands and Ensembles.
Peter lives in Moorhead with his wife, Erika Tomten, and their daughter, Claire.