Meet the Artists
Peter Beardsley recently retired as Organist/Choirmaster at Christ Church Cathedral (Episcopal) in Springfield, Massachusetts, where he directed an active music program since 1976. Peter began studying organ with Dr. James Chapman while a student at Middlebury College. He holds degrees from the Indiana University School of Music, and is a Fellow of the American Guild of Organists, the highest honor awarded by the national professional organists' organization. He worked his way through graduate school accompanying in the renowned opera studios at Indiana, and as a church organist and choir director in Indianapolis.
Peter has performed as an organ recitalist in many parts of the country, as well as in Central America, England, Canada and Denmark. He was an active member of the Springfield Chapter, AGO, and served as its Dean and Treasurer. Peter now lives in West Lebanon, NH.