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Dr. Peter Lothringer


Peter Lothringer teaches music theory, composition, and guitar at Southwest Minnesota State University. He holds B.A. and M.A. degrees in music theory and composition from Western Illinois University, and a D.M.A in composition from the University of Arizona. Lothringer's compositions include works for orchestra, chorus, chamber ensemble, and solo instruments, as well as music for two documentary films. His orchestral music has been performed by the Southwest Minnesota Orchestra, the Western Illinois University Symphony Orchestra, and the Orchestra de Camera Ripieno (Panama City, Panama). His music has also been featured on the Minnesota Orchestra's Perfect Pitch New Music Reading Session and the Plymouth Music Series' Orchestral Reading Project.

In 2007 Lothringer composed A New Time to Sing for SATB choir and brass octet, a fanfare commissioned by the Choirs of Note Choral Festival. The work was premiered in Marshall, Minnesota under the direction of Dale Warland. In 2008 Lothringer recorded and released Fingerstyle Forms, a CD featuring his compositions for solo guitar.

Dr. Lothringer performs regularly in a jazz duo with saxophonist/clarinetist Ross Anderson, and plays guitar on Anderson's CD, Jazz Time (2013).

Peter Lothringer playing the guitar

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