Peter Knapp
Dept. Chair & Professor, Performing Arts

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A picture of Peter Knapp.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Music in Education in 1992 from Elmhurst College.
  • Master’s Degree in Music Theory at Ohio State University with an emphasis in music psychology, completing an experimental study on absolute pitch, 1996.
  • Master’s Degree in Music Composition, OSU, dramatic setting of Mark Twain’s “The War Prayer,” 1998.
  • Ph.D. in Music Theory, OSU, a translation and commentary on the treatise, Brevissima Theoriae Musicae (1753), by Johann Fricker and Friedrich Oetinger, 2001.
  • Sabbatical Research: psychology studies supporting musicianship skills, and how it can better inform pedagogical approaches, 2016 – 17.
  • Graduate TA, OSU, 1995 – 2000
  • LBCC, 2000 – present

Personal interests include actively training for swims, especially ocean races. Checking off a bucket list item, in June 2016, he completed the Catalina Channel swim in just under 13 hours.