Mark Petering has received numerous awards from organizations such as ASCAP, SCI, and the National Guild of Community Schools of the Arts. He is the winner of the Swan Composer Prize for wind ensemble and winner of the Music Festival of the Hamptons Composition Competition for orchestra. The premiere of his Hamptons’ work Train & Tower after Sibelius made music history as Lukas Foss, the composer, and the Atlantic Chamber Orchestra coordinated the performance with a moving Long Island Rail Road locomotive controlled by the composer. The event was covered by the BBC, NPR, and The New York Times. The piece was named a Top 10 composition evoking railways in the October 2008 edition of Gramophone Magazine in the UK by preeminent London critic Jeremy Nicholas. Petering is listed at #8 and Hector Berlioz at #9.
He is also the recipient of numerous commissions (including from Jason DePue, Aubrey Foard, and the Washington Island Music Festival) as well as being honored as a participant in the 2005 Aspen Music Festival, studying with George Tsontakis. In 2005 he also received his Ph.D. in composition at the University of Minnesota where he studied with Judith Lang Zaimont.
Composer Mark Petering joined the Carthage music faculty in 2005. His music has been performed across the United States, in Turkey and Eastern Europe, and he has won numerous honors and awards. At Carthage, he teaches courses in music theory, music technology and industry, and popular music in America.
Associate Professor of Music
- Ph.D. — University of Minnesota
- M.M. — Bowling Green State University
- B.A. — Luther College
- MUS 1010 Music Theory I
- MUS 1030 Music Theory II
- MUS 1170 Music Technology and Industry
- MUS 2010 Music Theory III
- MUS 2030 Music Theory IV
- MUS 2200 Popular Music in America
- MUS 3010 Seminar in Form and Analysis
- MUS 3120 Orchestration