Emily Peterson

Musical Theatre Teacher

I am a music therapist, music teacher, and performing musician! My life is a patchwork quilt of being creative with people of all ages. I went to Appalachian State for my bachelor’s in music therapy and GVSU for a master’s in adult and higher education. I have enjoyed roles such as Marian in the Music Man, Belle in Beauty and the Beast, Yonah in Children of Eden, and most recently as the Master of Ceremonies/Music Director in Chicago! I’m excited to get the opportunity to teach at Civic for the first time this year.

What inspires you?
When people are brave and try new things.

Who is your favorite fictional character?
Anne of Green Gables!

What was your favorite after-school snack?
Ants on a log