Interim Chair, Commission on Accreditation (Member, Executive Committee and Board of Directors)
Appointed December 2018; term ends November 2019
Peter T. Witte is Dean of the Conservatory of Music at University of the Pacific. Prior to this appointment, he served as Professor of Conducting and Dean of the Conservatory of Music and Dance at the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). Prior to his appointment at UMKC in 2008, he served on the faculty of Kennesaw State University as Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Music.
Dean Witte has led performances in Carnegie Hall with the National Wind Ensemble and with the Atlanta Wind Symphony, where he served as Music Director for seven years. Prior to his conducting and administrative careers, he performed as an orchestral horn player with ensembles including the Atlanta Opera, the Toledo Symphony, the Windsor Symphony, and in summer festivals in Grand Tetons, and in Graz, Austria. Dean Witte has served on the Mayor’s Task Force for the Arts in Kansas City, and is Past President of the board of the Youth Symphony of Kansas City, as well as Past President of the Missouri Association of Departments and Schools of Music.
He was first elected to the NASM Commission on Accreditation in 2012.
Dean Witte earned his Master of Music in Conducting, Master of Music in Horn Performance, and Bachelor of Music in Performance degrees from the University of Michigan.
Updated January 2019