About the Directors

Musical Director Erik Peregrine, received his Bachelor of Arts degree  in music, magna cum laude from Lewis & Clark College in Portland, OR, in 2013 and received his Master of Music in Choral Conducting from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver in 2015.

Erik also holds the position of Assistant Conductor and Youth Outreach Coordinator at One Voice Mixed Choirs, and has recently accepted a position as the Artistic Director for Ensemble Companio. 

D.AltonAssociate Director Richard Alton grew up in and graduated from high school in Spring Valley, Wisconsin.  He received his B.S. with Honors in Music from the University of Wisconsin River Falls in 1963.  His major, Broad Area Music, was in all areas of music:  elementary, junior, and senior high school instrumental and vocal performance.  He taught in public and private schools for 35 years, retiring in 1997.  He has been a member of the Woodbury Chorus and Orchestra since 2002, and in 2005, Richard became the director of  the Renville County Singers and Associate Director of the Woodbury Chorus and Orchestra.

 Richardís other interests have been photography and piano tuning and repair.  He and his wife, Sharon, operated a photography studio out of their home for 15 years.  Richard attended McPail School of Music for piano tuning and repair in 1976 becoming a Registered Piano Tuner/Technician shortly thereafter.  He has been a member of the Twin Cities Chapter of the Piano Technicians Guild for over 30 years. Richard and his wife Sharon make their home in Olivia, Minnesota.