Lectures

True musical talent can thrive in any environment. It’s the skills learned in one’s youth that will propel that talent into a relevant voice that reflects the energy and attitude of today.

Peter T. Myers
Composer and Musical Architect

About The Peter Myers Lecture Series

The Peter Myers Lectures

The substantial contribution of African-Americans to American music from 1700 to the present day.

The compositions of Bach, Debussy, Ravel, Bartok, Stravinsky, Ellington, Lewis, Konitz, Dameron and Pastorius. Can include a performance by an all-star septet.

Six unique arrangements of “The Trolley Song,” dating from 1943 to 2020, and featuring Judy Garland, Dave Brubeck, Sarah Vaughn, Tony Bennett, Pete Jolly and Peter Myers.

Learn to control overall sound and successfully program your concerts for an optimal audience experience. Can include a performance by the 15-piece Peter Myers Orchestra.

Learn electronic and acoustic orchestration and professional mixing for television and motion pictures.

With Emmy-winning music editor Stan Jones. Learn how to synchronize music to picture using SMPTE (Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers) time code, Click Track and free timing streamers.

With noted Conductor Larry Blank. Learn electronic and acoustic orchestration and professional mixing for live performance.

With distinguished composer/arranger John Clayton. Learn about this distinctly unique style of arrangements and orchestrations. Can include a performance by the 15 piece Peter Myers Orchestra,

Learn the creative craft of blending a variety of songs into one exciting work. Can include a performance by the 15-piece Peter Myers Orchestra.

A look at the music of Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn and how their collaboration changed the trajectory of jazz in America. Can include a performance by the 15-piece Peter Myers Orchestra.

With world renowned percussionist Alex Acuna. The distinctly unique style of Latin arrangements and
orchestrations are explored and discussed. Can include a performance by the Peter Myers Orchestra.

With professor Tim Jaquette. Learn construction and distribution of a demo reel.

The construction and history of Peter Myers’ world famous arrangement recorded by the Buddy Rich orchestra.

With Multiple Grammy Award winning composer Jerry Hey. Learn the technique of adding overdubbed musical parts to complete the recording, with emphasis on the melodic instruments, such as strings and horns.

With multiple award winning composer Garry Schyman. Learn the art and craft of creating music for video games.

* Can be combined into groups of 2, 3 or 4.