Joseph Peters, conductor
The Lizette T. Dunham Chair
The Bruce and Margaret King Chair
Joseph Peters, Associate Principal Oboe and English horn with the North Carolina Symphony, previously held Principal Oboe chairs with the Minnesota Orchestra and Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra. He has performed as guest principal with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and The Florida Orchestra, and for three years, he was a member of the New World Symphony in Florida.
In addition to hosting the North Carolina Symphony streaming concerts for the 2020/21 season, Peters has conducted the Symphony for Holiday Pops and education concerts, as well as a recent program of movie music for the streaming series and again at UNC Health Summerfest 2021. He conducts the Taneycomo Festival Orchestra in Branson, Missouri, and was Music Director of the SUNY Buffalo State Philharmonia Orchestra and the Saybrook College Orchestra of Yale University. He has also led a variety of programs at the New World Symphony.