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About Peter Covino, Jr. – Composer, Conductor, Arranger,  Music Editor

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Peter Covino, Jr., composer, arranger, conductor for orchestra, band, chorus, piano, TV, video, and movies, and music editing. peter covino orchestra composer conductor arranger music editor

About Peter Covino, Jr.


Peter Covino, Jr. was the founder and music director of the Boise area choir, the Alleluia Chorus and Idaho Choral Symphony (retired).  Originally from New Jersey, he has performed in and or directed many operas, orchestras, and musicals both on the stage and in the orchestra, singing, playing, producing, and or as music director.  He played (retired) 1st trombone in the Treasure Valley Concert Band in Boise.  He has played other instruments in various concerts and performances, from the timpani and trumpet to utilization of a synthesizer for multiple instrumentations in concerts, to the accordion in Broadway Musicals and Band and has sung with the Boise Idaho Opera, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir,  and played in and directed the Meridian Symphony.  He currently sings with the Salt Lake Choral Artists (audition choir), and the Sterling singers.  He has also produced and directed several musicals including off Broadway.  Peter also edits music for publication and has his own publishing company.  (LDSMusicAndBooks.com) peter covino orchestra composer conductor arranger music editor

Peter triple majored in composition, theory, and conducting at the Peabody Conservatory of Music, part of Johns Hopkins University. He received his Masters at Brigham Young University in composition and conducting and completed his Doctoral work on scholarship at the University of North Texas in composition and conducting.

Peter is a contest winner, and a published composer and arranger with over 800 published works.  His first conducting mentor was Leonard Bernstein while his brass instrument teacher was Al Weisman, first trumpeter of the New York Philharmonic.  He also studied conducting under Norman Johnson of the New York Metropolitan Opera, and Anshel Brusilow of the Philadelphia Orchestra and the Dallas Symphony.

Peter composes music from his head directly into his music-publishing program on his computer.  His compositions range from solo instruments to Broadway musicals (he has produced 1 of his 5 musicals on Broadway, 2 produced off Broadway).  He has worked on movie scores.  He has also written and produced for many other musical events, concerts, and programs including choral and symphonic idioms including band and orchestra.  His arrangements are in all areas and he has done studio recordings. He has hundreds more arrangements and original compositions not yet published and is an active freelance composer, conductor, arranger, and music editor.

Peter has started, worked in, developed, and sold many businesses from the largest sprinkler company in Idaho to computer retail stores (where he became 1 of the top 10 stores in America within 1 year), and an indoor and outdoor paintball company.  He has also started up companies in extermination (insects), commercial janitorial services, and has been in construction building homes.  He currently designs (and engineers) and builds commercial aquariums and zoos for a national company with a TV reality show in the works.

An LDS Christian church goer with 29 grandchildren and great grandchildren.