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Peter Mansfield

Musical Theater Repertoire Faculty | Piano Faculty

Musical theater, repertoire and piano faculty conductor, composer, arranger, pianist, Peter Mansfield is a native Bostonian, having majored in music at Harvard College where he arranged for, and directed the world famous Harvard Krokodiloes, as well as the renowned Hasty Pudding Theatricals.

In 1981, he began his affiliation with The Boston Pops Orchestra, where he has worked under maestros John Williams and Keith Lockhart as pianist, arranger/orchestrator and music coordinator of numerous concerts in Symphony Hall and on tour featuring such artists as Wynton Marsalis, George Benson, Leontyne Price, Tommy Tune, Kelli O’Hara, Jason Danieley and Brian Stokes Mitchell. During recent Pops seasons, Peter served as Music Coordinator, Arranger and Orchestrator for the first edition of the Boston Pops High School Sing-Off, as well as A Leonard Bernstein Tribute (2008), Baseball On Broadway and Apollo 11 Anniversary (2009), A Cole Porter Tribute (2010), Mardi Gras In May (2011), A George Gershwin Spectacular (2012), A Marvin Hamlisch Tribute (2013) and A Boston Marathon Tribute (2014).

In September of 1988, Peter was named conductor and music director of Concert On Ice, the first-ever international tour featuring Olympic and world champion figure skaters in concert with major U.S. and Canadian orchestras, for which he conducted major ensembles coast to coast, including the Houston Symphony in a special national television production in 1995. He served as Pops conductor of the Kansas City Symphony during the 1997-98 season, and more recently, has conducted and arranged several programs for the Hartford Symphony, as well as the Great Waters Music Festival. He has also guest-conducted Pops programs for The Milwaukee, New Hampshire and Vancouver Symphony Orchestras, as well as The Hudson Valley Philharmonic.

In 2005 he began an ongoing affiliation as arranger/ orchestrator for singer/ songwriter Elisabeth Von Trapp, granddaughter of the legendary Captain Von Trapp of “Sound of Music” fame, and he continues to compose, arrange and conduct music for Jacques D’Amboise and The National Dance Institute in New York, Boston and New Hampshire, an affiliation that started in 1985.

In the theater world, Peter Mansfield has served as music director/conductor and arranger for several regional and New York equity productions, as well as the legendary MUNY summer theater in St. Louis. A member of The Boston Conservatory Theater Division faculty since 2005, he served as music director/arranger and orchestrator for The Boston Conservatory world premier production “Heaven and Hell” (2007), and has also conducted “Brigadoon,” “One Touch Of Venus,” “The Full Monty,” “Thoroughly Modern Millie,” “Merrily We Roll Along” and “The Pajama Game.”


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