Your help to produce a new opera needed!

Wired for Love, my first comic opera (also my DMA dissertation), needs your help to get off the ground! We have a webpage for it (, and a Kickstarter project page that currently seeks your pledge. Let’s hope we can reach the goal of $6,500 to make this fun opera possible! Check out our promotional video–with me is Jennifer Sams, who will play the role of Ethel Wormvarnish, the British anti-scammer’s online avatar who is supposed to be an underwear supermodel/exotic snake dancer. Continue reading →

Documentary “East Meets West” airs on CGN (Dalles, OR)

While feeling the afternoon lull, I received a wonderful message from Haley Lovett, an old friend from Oregon who co-directed a documentary titled “East Meets West: Life and Legacy of Gertrude Bass Werner,” for which I composed the soundtrack. It will be aired Saturday night at 7pm (Pacific Time). If you are not in the broadcast area, you can always visit the live video stream online at! And of course, if you are in Madison this evening, don’t miss your chance to see Peter Continue reading →

“On Wisconsin” Documentary

See UW Concert Choir sing my arrangement of On Wisconsin! From UW-Madison School of Music Newsletter, December 18, 2009: A documentary highlighting the history, culture and impact of the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s fight song, “On, Wisconsin!” premieres on the Big Ten Network at 3:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 21. The program includes a clip of the Concert Choir performing a new arrangement of the song by doctoral student Jerry Hui. The documentary will be rebroadcast on the Big Ten Network at 9 a.m. and 3:30 Continue reading →

On Wisconsin!

A retro-blog: The University of Wisconsin-Madison was celebrating the 100th birthday of its fight song “On Wisconsin!” I was invited to write an official a cappella arrangement of the tune, and UW Concert Choir gave it an exhilarating premiere on November 13, 2009, conducted by Beverly Taylor. Besides a live performance, the University has also prepared ample amount of activities and material related to this jovial celebration. For example, they’ve put together an archive; you can learn more than you want to know about the Continue reading →

Gimme, gimme that gorgeous “Modern Millie”

Capital Times, 08/16/2008 [original] Kenneth George nearly steals the show of “Thoroughly Modern Millie,” and he isn’t even in the cast. The third year MFA Scene Design major at UW-Madison has created a sweeping, striking set in the Wisconsin Union Theatre, inspired by art deco and meticulous in every detail. A performance on such a stage could seem like an afterthought. Delightfully, when the company appears onstage they do not disappoint for a moment, clad in Rebecca Sites’s beautiful costumes and tapping as fast as Continue reading →