Peter gave many compositions workshops ranging from schools’ Year 9 through to teaching composition at both undergraduate and post-graduate level at Cardiff’s Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama. He often ran workshops in combination with many different ensembles. You can see below some of the schemes on which he worked.
St David’s Hall Composition Series
Between September and December 2014, Peter ran a series of composition workshops for young composers once a month on Saturdays at St David’s Hall.
Young Composer of Dyfed
Young Composer of Dyfed is one of the great undiscovered secrets of Wales – a scheme in which young composers in Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion and Pembrokeshire work with top, often international, quality players on their compositions. Peter was involved with the scheme adjudicating and mentoring composers since 2006 and was then composer-in-residence from 2010-13, spending each winter working in schools across Dyfed and with ensembles including Piano Circus, the Brodowski Quartet and Farthingale Ensemble. Take a look at their website.
PM Music Ensemble Workshops
PM Music Ensemble is a performing group devoted to contemporary music that Peter set up and ran from 1991. They ran an extensive education programme of composition workshops for various organisations including:
Cardiff University School of Music (from 1994)
ESTA Composition for School Teachers (2003)
Go West Festival (1995)
Junior Guildhall School of Music (London) (2003)
Late Music Festival (York) (2002)
Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama (Composition Dept and Junior Music Dept) (2002-09)
Waterford New Music Week, Ireland (Residencies in 2004 & 2007)
Vale of Glamorgan Festival (1999-2000)
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Analysis workshops for A’level students on Schubert’s C major Quintet with the Corinthian String Quartet (Cardiff & Bangor, 1997)