Peter DuBois has served as Director of Music/Organist at Third Church since 1991. In addition to his full-time duties at Third Church, he is Host and Producer for the popular nationally syndicated public radio program With Heart and Voice, heard locally on WXXI FM 91.5, and on over 120 stations nationwide (www.withheartandvoice.org). From 2000–2014, he served part-time on the faculty of the Eastman School of Music as Assistant Professor of Sacred Music and Director of the Sacred Music Diploma program. Prior to coming to Third Church, he served 10 years as Director of Music/Organist at Christ Church United Methodist in Charleston, West Virginia, and taught at West Virginia Wesleyan College and the University of Charleston.
Peter holds degrees in organ performance from the Eastman School of Music, Rochester, and the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, studying with artist-teacher David Craighead and with Robert Glasgow, respectively. Additional study has been with Marie-Claire Alain, Marie-Louise Langlais, and improvisation with Philippe Lefebvre during a sabbatical leave in 2001-2002.
Peter maintains an active performing career, with recitals throughout the United States at major churches, cathedrals and universities, and also abroad. Recitals abroad include performances at St. Paul’s Cathedral, London; Notre-Dame de Paris; the Basilica of Ste. Clotilde in Paris; and the Cathédrale du Saint-Saveur in Aix-en-Provence. Peter was 2nd place winner in the 1988 National Young Artists Competition in Organ Performance, sponsored by the American Guild of Organists (AGO), and 1st place winner in the 1987 Mid-Atlantic Regional Competition of the AGO.
At Third Church, Peter serves as primary organist for the church, and directs the 60-voice Chancel Choir and Covenant Singers (youth choir), as well producing and serving as musical director for biennial youth musical productions. Recent productions have included Jesus Christ Superstar, Godspell, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, and Pippin, among others. He coordinates music for services and provides general oversight and coordination for the church's expanding ministry of music and the arts.
With the Chancel Choir, Peter has completed two compact disc recordings, and one recording with the Covenant Singers and Senior High Ensemble. In the summer of 2001, he led the Chancel Choir of Third Church on their first international tour, a very successful trip that included spending a week as Choir-in-Residence at Rochester Cathedral (Kent, UK), and performing as well at Coventry and Salisbury Cathedrals. They returned to the UK in 2005 for an unforgettable trip to serve as Choir-in-Residence at St. Paul’s Cathedral in London for a week, with further travels and performances in Cambridge and York, England, as well as in Edinburgh, Scotland. More information about music and arts programming, choir recordings and tours may be found on the Worship/Music/Arts pages.