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Peter Saleh

Peter SalehLecturer in Dance (Music)

Peter Saleh, an active percussionist and composer in the New York and New Jersey area, is a founding member and resident composer of the Exit 9 Percussion Group and has performed more than 300 times with the group, including both U.S. coasts and Asia. Notable performances include Princeton’s McCarter Theater, Juilliard, New York City’s Weekend of Percussion, George Street Playhouse, FringeNYC, and a solo recital series in Taiwan and Korea. He has also performed with the Monmouth and Plainfield Symphonies, Greenwich Village Singers, Matthew Barney, and Simon Boyar, and premiered works by Bruce Hamilton, Dajeong Choi, and Mark Zuckerman.

In the world of modern dance, Mr. Saleh was a first-call staff accompanist at Rutgers from 2000 to 2010, working with renowned dance musician Tigger Benford. He has scored for choreographers Christian Von Howard, Raegan Wood, Julia Ritter, Shannon MacDowell, and Ronnie Carney and performed/presented scores at ACDFA, Ailey Citigroup Theater, the Joffrey School, NJPAC, and the Rutgers University faculty series DancePlus.

Mr. Saleh’s compositions have been performed throughout the country. His work has been performed by the HELIX! ensemble, and he won second place in the 2007 Percussive Arts Society Composition Contest. He has placed students in top conservatory and university music programs in the country, lectured at Rutgers and North Texas Universities, and taught for NJPAC, BAM, and Young Audiences of NJ. He teaches percussion at the College of St. Elizabeth in Morristown.

Email Peter Saleh at peter.saleh@purchase.edu

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