Peter Scuderi

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A passionate performer and teacher of multiple woodwind instruments, Peter Scuderi believes in educating and inspiring others both through the art of live performance as well as musical guidance and collaboration with students, teachers, and colleagues.Peter began playing the clarinet at age eleven and was soon inspired to pursue music as an art and career by his clarinet teacher, Mary Ellen Miller.  Since then, Peter has performed with ensembles such as the Hartford Symphony Orchestra, the New Britain Symphony, the Connecticut Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra, the One World Symphony, and the Juilliard Symphony Orchestra.  In January of 2014, he appeared as a soloist with the Farmington Valley Symphony Orchestra.

As an active woodwind doubler, Peter plays in many musical theatre pit orchestras.  He is currently a designated sub on Broadway for Les Miserables, has played for the College Light Opera Company for two seasons, and is the resident woodwind player for the Monomoy Theatre in Chatham, Massachusetts.

Peter began his collegiate studies at The Hartt School where he was the Grand Prize winner of the Tenth Annual Van-Rooy Competition for Musical Excellence.  He was also a member of “Performance 20/20,” an honors chamber music program.  At Hartt, Peter studied clarinet with Curt Blood and Ayako Oshima, flute with Janet Arms, and saxophone with Carrie Koffman.  Peter then continued on to New York University, where he studied clarinet with Pavel Vinnitsky, flute with Kathleen Nestor, and saxophone with Tim Ruedeman.  While at NYU, he was also an adjunct faculty member, teaching clarinet to non-music majors.