Meet Our Board of Directors: Peter Sudbury

Peter Sudbury has enjoyed a career mix of playing his French Horn, Arts Administration, and Education. A graduate of York University he studied under notable Canadian musicians: hornist James MacDonald and bassoonist James Mackay. From there he was diverted by Arts Administration serving as the Director of the Performing Arts Office at Queen’s University and the first General Manager of Showplace Peterborough. While at Queen’s he brought to the Kingston stages such world-renowned artists like: hornist Hermann Baumann, soprano Emma Kirkby, The King’s Singers, The Royal Winnipeg Ballet, and les Ballets Jazz de Montréal. It was during this time he was asked to be a Juror for the Juno Awards and the Ontario Arts Council.

After amusing himself with such a past time he went on to care for his family and continued to participate in his home community of Peterborough with membership in the Boards of the Peterborough Symphony and the Peterborough Concert Association.

As General Manager of Showplace Peterborough he opened and managed the operation of the theatre and programmed concerts by acclaimed artists like Michael Burgess, Carol Welsmann, and Blue Rodeo.

For the past 15 years or so, Peter was an educator teaching elementary school in the Peterborough area, as well as conducting the Peterborough Concert Band and a variety of musicals from Anything Goes to Les Misérables.