Baritone Peter Halverson has enjoyed a long and successful career having performed over seventy roles in opera, operetta, musical theater
As a voice teacher, he has had three of his students win Metropolitan Opera District Auditions as undergraduates. His students have gone on to study at numerous graduate schools including the Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia, Yale University, Indiana University, Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, McGill University, University of Kentucky, Kansas University and Wichita State University. They have been young apprentice artists with the Santa Fe Opera, Central City Opera, Opera Theatre of St. Louis, Glimmerglass Opera, Siegle Music Colony, Brevard Music Center, Opera in the Ozarks, Green Mountain Opera Festival and Pine Mountain Music Festival.
As a recording artist, he can be heard on his solo CD, “American Portrait,” as well as a CD of operetta duets with Norah Long, “Sweethearts of Songs,” singing the songs of Jeannette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy, and three CDs put out by Operetta Archives including “City of Dreams,” “Fascinating Night” and Emmerich Kálmán’s “Marinka.” He can also be heard on the Minnesota Opera’s recording of “The Grapes of Wrath” by Ricky Ian Gordon in the role of Pa Joad and is baritone soloist on recordings of René Clausen’s “Memorial,” “The New Creation” and most recently “The Passion of Jesus Christ.” He has been a member of the Concordia College music faculty since 1983 and in 2016 year he was awarded the 125th Anniversary Flaat Faculty Award.