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Barbara Ann Peters

6103 Buckhorn Rd.

Greensboro, NC 27410


Barbara Ann Peters


Soprano Barbara Ann Peters, a Massachusetts native, received her B.M. in Applied Voice cum laude from The Boston Conservatory, studies with David Blair McClosky. She holds a License de Concert Chant from L’École Normale de Musique, Paris, studies with Pierre Bernac. Post-graduate studies include five years of private study and performance in Rome, Italy and Munich, Germany. Peters was a professional freelance musician in New York City for over two decades. She received her M.M. in Vocal Performance from University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where she was nominated for the 1999 and 2000 Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award. A member of the prestigious Pi Kappa Lambda Music Honor Society, Peters served as Adjunct Voice Faculty at UNC-Chapel Hill from 1999-2007 where she taught Voice, French, Italian and English Diction, and was nominated for the 2004 Outstanding Faculty Award. Peters taught Voice, Vocal Pedagogy, History of Art Song, Seminar in Vocal Literature: Oratorio; French, Italian and English Diction at UNC-Greensboro from 2002-2008. As clinician, she has given Master Classes at Boston Conservatory at Berklee, Meredith College, Campbell University, North Carolina School for the Arts, Guilford College, Texas Christian University, and has trained and coached church choirs in North Carolina, Georgia, and New York in her “Singing for a Lifetime” workshop.


Peters made her Carnegie Hall debut in Mahler’s Eighth Symphony with Canterbury Choral Society and made her Merkin Hall debut with I Cantori di New York in John Harbison’s Five Songs of Experience. The soprano has appeared with the Dallas Symphony, New York Chamber Symphony, New York’s Schubertiade, Springfield (MA) Symphony, Alabama Symphony, Masterwork Chorus and Orchestra , and the Manhattan String Quartet at Music Mountain. Operatic/operetta credits include performances with Boris Goldovsky Opera, Manhattan Opera, Henry Street Opera, The York Theatre, and Berkshire Choral Festival. An active recitalist, Peters has sung at such European venues as the Accademia Chigiana, Siena, American Academy, Rome, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Florence, Salle Cortot, Paris, and the Deutsches Museum, Munich. Her recitals have been broadcast by WQXR-New York and WGBG-Boston; others have been telecast by the Radiotelevisione Italiana (RAI). She has presented numerous recitals along the eastern seaboard in programs embracing 400 years of song.


A founding voice faculty member of Berkshire Choral International, Peters served from 1982-2019, and continues to teach online for the org. The soprano has also taught at Mannes College of Music, Hartt School of Music, UNC-Greensboro, Elon University, Greensboro College, and High Point University.  Currently on voice faculty at UNC-School for the Arts, she returns to Greensboro Opera, where she was Executive Director from 2007-2009, as President of its Board of Trustees 2024-2026.  For over three decades, Peters has served the NATS organization in many officer and mentoring roles culminating as Regional Governor of the Mid-Atlantic Region of NATS in 2019. Peters became a Certified McClosky Voice Technician in the inaugural MIV certification course in1981, and has maintained a private studio for over 40 years, currently in Greensboro, NC.

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