PETER J. FELICE (b. 1981) is a composer of instrumental music. His style includes elements of contemporary music mixed with neo-classical and romantic. With a focus in Music Composition, he has a Bachelor of Arts degree at Indiana University Southeast and a Master of Musical Arts degree at 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). He is currently working as a freelance composer in the Kentucky-Indiana area. 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 “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 ensembles received high remarks from Augusta Read Thomas (University of Chicago) upon winning the 2015 Michigan State University Honors Competition. In 2015, Peter was commissioned by Cory Barnfield (Alto Saxophone) to write Shadows of Paris (2016) for his second album 'Out of this World' which was recorded by TNT Studios (Louisville, Ky) and released on April 7, 2017 by Naxos of America, a distributor of Centaur Records. 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 master’s thesis at Michigan State.
Outside of composition, Peter is an active ensemble performer on euphonium and trombone. He has performed with the University of Louisville Wind Ensemble, Jazz Band, and Tuba and Euphonium Ensemble; the Derby City Brass Band, the IU Southeast Concert Band and Orchestra, the Lansing Concert Band, Louisville Philharmonia Orchestra, and the Commonwealth Brass Band.
Peter is an alumnus of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia and the Pinnacle Honor Society. Peter lives in New Albany, Indiana with his wife and two dogs.