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Elizabeth B Peterson

Associate Director of Bands

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Dr. Elizabeth Peterson conducts the Illinois Wind Orchestra, serves as the placement coordinator for student teachers and teaches courses in instrumental conducting. Prior to her appointment at the University of Illinois, Peterson was a tenured professor of music education at the Ithaca College School of Music. During the seventeen years she spent at Ithaca College, Peterson conducted numerous ensembles including the Symphonic Band, Brass Choir and All-Campus Band. She taught courses in conducting, undergraduate and graduate courses in music education, and supervised student teachers. Peterson was the co-conductor of the Ithaca Concert Band (community band) for fifteen years. Dr. Peterson’s current research focuses on the experiences of first-year teachers.

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Research Output

District 214 Symphonic Band Festival

Peterson, E. B., Feb 15 2017

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GMEA All State Concert Band

Peterson, E. B., Mar 4 2017

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GMEA District 9 Symphonic High School Honor Band

Peterson, E. B., Feb 11 2017

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Illinois School Youth Music High School Concert Band

Peterson, E. B., Jun 2017

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OKMEA All State Symphonic Band

Peterson, E. B., Jan 21 2017

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  • 27 Invited talk
  • 3 Membership of committee
  • 1 Participation in conference
  • 1 Editorial activity

Expectations and Experiences of First-Year Music Teachers

Elizabeth B Peterson (Speaker)

Dec 2006

Activity: Talk typesInvited talk

The Subject is Not Choir or Band, the Subject is MUSIC

Elizabeth B Peterson (Speaker)

Oct 2001

Activity: Talk typesInvited talk

Ithaca Conference on Instrumental Music Education

Elizabeth B Peterson (Organizer)

Jun 2014

Activity: Attendance typesParticipation in conference

Music For Life

Elizabeth B Peterson (Speaker), & Keith Kaiser (Speaker)

Dec 2010

Activity: Talk typesInvited talk

Instrumentalist Magazine (Journal)

Elizabeth B Peterson (Peer reviewer)

2000 → …

Activity: Editorial work typesEditorial activity