Photo credit Kathryn A. Lokke Photography

Photo credit Kathryn A. Lokke Photography

 

 

Peter Kadeli (Full Bio)

Peter Kadeli is a versatile conductor and composer from the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area. He is regarded for his high standard of musical excellence and proficiency in a variety of musical styles. He has conducted at prestigious concert halls and historic sites around the world, such as the Mozarteum in Vienna, Austria, and the Smetana Hall in Prague, Czech Republic. Recognized for their artistic excellence, his choirs have received invitations to perform at the United States White House and at the Capitol One Arena with Grammy Award nominated artist, Eric Church. Kadeli’s compositions have received performances in the U.S. and internationally.   

 

Most recently, Kadeli served as the director of choral studies at Bishop O’Connell High School in Arlington, Virginia (2014 – 2018). During his time at Bishop O’Connell High School, Kadeli quickly elevated the quality and status of the music program leading his choirs to first place awards each year in national choir competitions (Boston, Orlando, Gatlinburg, and New Orleans). Recognized for their excellence, the Bishop O’Connell High School choirs received an invitation to perform at the United States White House, and they were featured in the White House Visitor’s Center Holiday Tour (2017). Bishop O’Connell High School’s select women’s chorus, the O’Connell Singers, received an invitation to perform at the Capitol One Arena (formerly, Verizon Center) with Grammy Award nominated artist, Eric Church, for an audience of twenty thousand fans (2017). The Bishop O’Connell Singers are featured on Eric Church’s album, Holdin’ My Own Tour. During his time at Bishop O’Connell High School, the Virginia Living Magazine recognized Kadeli with an educator award in their 2017 The State of Education article. Kadeli served as music director for school theater productions of Rogers and Hammerstein's The Sound of Music (2015), Jeanine Tesori’s Thoroughly Modern Millie (2016), and Stephen Sondheim’s Into the Woods (2017).

 

Prior to his work at Bishop O’Connell High School, Kadeli served as interim director of musical activities at Trinity School at Meadow View in Falls Church, Virginia (2013-2014). He also served as choir director at All Saints Catholic Church in Manassas, Virginia, the Saint Robert Bellarmine Chapel in Fairfax, Virginia, and director of musical activities for the People of Praise in Fairfax, Virginia.

 

Kadeli has composed a variety of works for instrumental ensembles, choirs, and solo voice. His choral work, Beyond the Starlit Skies, is published through Kandinsky Music. In 2014, he premiered his choral work, Veni Sancte Spiritus, with the National Philharmonic Chorale (Rockville, Maryland) on their European tour to Austria and the Czech Republic. He was invited to conduct the choir on tour which included performances at the Mozarteaum in Vienna, Austria, and the Smetana Hall in Prague, Czech Republic. Veni Sancte Spiritus received subsequent performances in the U.S. the following year. In 2014, Kadeli was also featured as the American composer for an all art song recital in Telviv, Israel. Kadeli remains active as a composer writing for local ensembles in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area and abroad.

 

Kadeli is grateful to have Eugene Rogers, Lisa Billingham, Stan Engebretson, and Anthony Maiello as his primary conducting mentors. He is thankful for the opportunity to work with esteemed conductors such as Volker Hemfling, Simon Carington, Bruce Chamberlain, Charles Bruffy, and Rodney Eichenberger. He studied composition with Mark Camphouse and Jesse Guessford.

 

Kadeli holds bachelor of music degrees in music composition and choral education from the George Mason University School of Music in Fairfax, Virginia. He is currently enrolled in the graduate choral conducting program at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

 
Photo credit Kathryn A. Lokke Photography 

Photo credit Kathryn A. Lokke Photography 

Peter Kadeli (Short Bio)

Peter Kadeli is a versatile conductor and composer from the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area. He is regarded for his high standard of musical excellence and proficiency in a variety of musical styles. He has conducted at prestigious concert halls and historic sites around the world such as the Mozarteum in Vienna, Austria, and the Smetana Hall in Prague, Czech Republic. Recognized for their artistic excellence, his choirs have received invitations to perform at the United States White House and at the Capitol One Arena with Grammy Award nominated artist, Eric Church. Kadeli's compositions have received performances in the U.S. and abroad. In 2014 he premiered his composition, Veni Sancte Spiritus, in Austria and the Czech Republic. The same year he was featured as the American composer in an All Art Song recital in Telaviv, Israel. His choral work, Beyond the Starlit Skies, is published through Kandinsky Music. Kadeli holds bachelor of music degrees in music composition and choral education from the George Mason University School of Music in Fairfax, Virginia. He is currently enrolled in the graduate choral conducting program at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan.