"Americana" performed by Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Heinz Hall
*Heinz/Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Audience of the Future Award
"Ballet for Brawlers" performed by the Polish Radio Orchestra, Torvar Hall, Warsaw Poland
"James Peterson's 'Tetrahedron' for woodwind quartet was a joy to perform and record! It was colorful and rhythmic and audience friendly. James was easy to work with and not only had a good suggestions for us, but was amenable to ours."
Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra flute and piccolo for 36 years ( retired)
1st flute Santa Monica Symphony
1st flute Vicente Chamber Orchestra Pepperdine University, flute and chamber music professor
"It doesn't happen very often, nowadays, to hear something exceptional and musically exciting, well written, orchestrated and crafted. That's what I felt when I first heard The Red Canvas."
-Gabriel Yared, composer, The English Patient, The Talented Mr. Ripley, Cold Mountain, 1408
"Working with James was a pleasure. He understood the limited instrumentation and skill level of my community group. His piece was challenging yet playable and provided an exciting new musical experience that was also very accessible to the audience."
-James Mooy, Conductor, SBCC Symphony Orchestra
“James Peterson's music is truly exciting and compelling. His music is compositionally adventurous yet absolutely enjoyable for the listener and the musicians."
-John Burn, Director of Bands and Orchestra, Homestead HS, Cupertino, CA and a past-president of CMEA, the California Music Educators Association
"Here is a fresh voice who writes for big orchestra like few others in his
-Mikael Carlsson, Composer, Producer, Movie Score Media
“One of the best things about James Peterson’s music, is that there isn’t just one thing! With experience in so many genres, and success in each one, James continues to redefine himself with whatever he chooses to do next."
-John Meehan, Composer, Arranger, Clinician
Blue Devils Drum and Bugle Corps