Brent Peterson is a vocal music director in the Waukee Community School District. Now in his 29th year of teaching, he is currently at Timberline School where he directs all of the 8th grade ensembles and show choir EN FUEGO, assists with the 9th grade mixed chorus and show choir, gives voice lessons, and also assists with the other HS show choirs in the district as needed. In addition to his work with the choirs in Waukee, he is also a volleyball coach and track coach in the district, and was named the Iowa Association of Track Coaches Junior High Track Coach of the Year in 2015. Brent was the conductor for the Boys OPUS Honor Choir in 2006, and has also received the WOI Channel 5 “My Favorite Teacher” award.
Mr. P., as he is known at Waukee, graduated from Northwest Missouri State University in 1991 with a B.S. Ed. in Vocal Music Education. In 1999 he completed a Master of Arts in Effective Teaching degree from Viterbo University, where he has also served as an adjunct professor. When not working with students at Waukee, Brent is an active guest director, show choir clinician and judge, IHSMA All-State Choir Lead Auditor, and speaker around the Midwest. He is married to Anne Peterson, an elementary music teacher at Brookview/Eason/Woodland Hills in Waukee, and proud Dad to 12 year old Joel Peterson, a 7th grader at South MS in Waukee. When not working, the family loves to travel to the Florida Keys, golf, and enjoy boating at their lake home on Sun Valley Lake.