TINA GLANDER PETERSON
Director of Choirs at Irvine High School
Minister of Music at Foothills in Tustin, CA
Tina Glander Peterson has almost twenty years of professional choral directing and teaching experience as a public-school music educator in Wisconsin and California. Currently, she is Director of Choirs at Irvine High School where she conducts five choirs and teaches advanced placement music theory. Under her direction, Irvine High School choirs have consistently earned superior ratings in state and regional choral festivals. Tina also holds the position of Minister of Music at Church of the Foothills in Tustin, CA.
For three years, she was the Director of Choirs at Oak Middle School in Los Alamitos, CA., and taught middle school choral music for ten years in the public schools of Wisconsin.
While in Wisconsin, she was conductor of the Milwaukee Children’s Choir upper-level treble ensemble, the Cantorei Choir. She is an active adjudicator and guest clinician for choral music festivals and performance events around the state, and is a member of The Southern California Vocal Association (SCVA) and the California Choral Directors Association (CCDA), currently serving as the Southern Section Representation. In 2019, Tina was awarded Irvine High School’s Teacher of the Year, and she was the recipient of the Irene Schoepfle Lifetime Achievement Award for distinguished contributions to music education. Mrs. Peterson earned her Bachelor of Music Education degree from University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and her Master of Music in Music Education and Choral Conducting from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.