The Alleluia Chorus – A Boise Area Choir

Music Director

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Peter Covino, Jr.

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Home of The Book of Mormon Oratorio. Peter Covino, Jr. was the music director of this 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.  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 Idaho Opera and played in and directed the Meridian Symphony. book mormon oratorio messiah another testament pageant

Peter triple majored in composition, theory, and conducting at the Peabody Conservatory of Music with academic core and language at Johns Hopkins University. He received his Masters at Brigham Young University 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 first brass instrument teacher was Al Weisman, first trumpeter of the New York Philharmonic.  He also studied conducting under Norman Johnson of the Metropolitan Opera, and Anshel Brusilow of the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Dallas Symphony and The University of North Texas.

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 one of his 5 musicals on Broadway).  He has written for television (currently for the history channel program) and 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 and music editor.