PETER J. FELICE (b. 1981) is a composer of instrumental music. His style includes elements of contemporary music along with neo-classical and romantic. He has a Bachelor of Art's degree in music composition from IU Southeast where he was named the university's Most Outstanding Student in Music and graduated with distinction and a Masters Degree from Michigan State University,
Peter has studied composition with Steve Rouse (University of Louisville), Erich Stem (Indiana University Southeast and New Dynamic Records), Timothy Miller (Indiana University), and Mark Sullivan (Michigan State University).
A native of Lexington, Ky, Peter has been involved in various music ensembles from around the Kentuckiana Area including The University of Louisville Wind Symphony, The Derby City Brass Band, The IU Southeast Concert Band and Orchestra, and Louisville Philharmonia. He has recently served as the Solo Euphonium for the Commonwealth Brass Band before retiring the position to pursue his masters degree in Michigan. He has studied Euphonium with Brian Meixner (High Point University), John R. Jones (University of Louisville), and Christopher Bettler (United States Navy Band). He has also studied Trombone with Mildred Kemp (Indiana University Southeast) and is currently studying with Brass Band of Battle Creek member Phil Sinder (Michigan State University).
Peter received an honorable mention for his composition Stages of Tragedy in the 2009 Humboldt State University Composition Competition for Brass. In 2013, his submission of "Starfield" from Scenic Impressions (2012) was one of the selected winners of the first annual Michigan State University Large Ensemble Composition Competition. "Celestial Shadows (2015)" for mixed ensemble received high remarks from Augusta Read Thomas upon winning the 2015 Michigan State University Honors Competition. Other notable compositions include Perceptions of Strife (2012), Divertimento for Four Saxes and Band (2013), and The Dying of Light (2015), which was composed for his masters thesis at Michigan State.
Peter currently lives in Jeffersonville, Indiana with his wife and two dogs.