Peter B. Emerson
Creative Director: ITSUIC Music LLC
Peter B. Emerson
He Rules the World
CREATIVE DIRECTOR of
ITSUIC Music LLC
Peter B. Emerson is an accomplished composer, arranger, and Jazz educator. His choral compositions are published by Colla Voce and Walton Music Publishing. His orchestrations of church hymns can be found at Celebrating Grace Inc., for whom he also created a set of arrangements called Sacred Jazz, a series of familiar hymns in the jazz style. As a jazz pianist and vocalist, Peter recorded an album of originals and jazz standards with his quartet entitled It’s You I See, which is available on all major streaming platforms. The title song from the album became the inspiration for ITSUIC Music LLC.
Peter is a long-time jazz educator and has worked with jazz legends such as trombonist Bill Watrous, Yellowjackets drummer Will Kennedy, and Grammy-winning saxophonist Eric Marienthal. Peter has over 16 years of experience as the Musical Director for the Knight Club at Harker Heights High School, where he wrote transcriptions, programmed stems, created video graphics for projection, and led a professional band for 588 musical acts in connection with a fundraiser that raised $250,000+ during that period.
Peter has also served as the Musical Director for Vehicle Vision Music in the Broadway at Ridgewood series working with talent such as Jackie Burns (Wicked), Ruby Lewis (We Will Rock You), Janine DaVita (Grease), Rudy Cardenas (American Idol), Therese Curatolo (Postmodern Jukebox), and Kelley Jakle (Pitch Perfect).
Peter holds a Master of Music in Jazz Studies from the University of North Texas, a Bachelor of Music in Composition from Baylor University, and a Conservatory Diploma in Jazz Composition from Berklee College of Music. He served as a pianist in the United States Marine Band, where he had the honor of performing for Presidents Reagan, Ford, Bush (41), and Nixon. Peter is a Gulf War Veteran, having served in Saudi Arabia and Bahrain during Operations Desert Shield/Storm.