Assistant Dean for Enrollment Management and Student Services for the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University, Fred Peterbark is a native of Springfield, Virginia. He holds a Master of Music degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder and a Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Performance from the University of Michigan, along with a Teacher's Certificate for grades K-12.
Previously, Fred has served as the Assistant Dean of Recruitment & Outreach for the College of Music at the University of Colorado Boulder, Assistant Dean of Recruitment & Diversity for the College of Music and Dramatic Arts at Louisiana State University, and Director of Music Admission and Assistant Dean for Preparatory Programs at Ithaca College.
As an artist, Fred has performed as a guest artist of the Estes Park Music Festival, the Loveland Opera Theater, guest artist for the 111th birthday of Boulder’s Chautauqua Auditorium, Artist-in-Residence at St. Aidan's Episcopal Church (Boulder, Colorado), and has been featured on numerous recital series. Fred has toured as a guest artist with The Cornerstone Chorale & Brass (Southeast USA, 2005) and Musikanten (Baltic States, 2009), and sings on occasion with the Latvian Choir, "Koris Ogre".
His operatic and oratorio performances have been highlighted with performances of Lensky in Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin, Pasék in Janácek's The Cunning Little Vixen, Brother Bates in the Restoration Premier of James P. Johnson's De Organizer, Evangelist and Tenor Soloist in J. S. Bach's St. Matthew Passion, and Tenor Soloist in Ralph Vaughn Williams' Serenade to Music.
Fred has been privileged to study under Metropolitan Opera tenor, George Shirley and Professors Julie Simson and Jennifer Bird-Arvidsson.
- 2009 MM Voice Performance — University of Colorado Boulder
- 2005 BM Voice Performance w/Teacher Certification — University of Michigan - Ann Arbor