Peter de Mets
Peter de Mets has been commissioned to compose choral, instrumental and theatrical music by Central Bucks High Schools West and East, the George Street Playhouse, Passage Theatre Company, Council Rock High School North, Pennsbury High School, Mercer Dance Ensemble, Ewing High School, Morrisville Presbyterian Church, Salem United Church of Christ, the Susquehanna University Chapel Council, Princeton Opera Association, Mercer County Performing Arts High School’s Dance department, and the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. He composed the music for HOUSE ARREST/WATERGATE THE MUSICAL which premiered this during the Philadelphia Fringe Festival. His choral fanfare, ONE WORLD ONE DREAM (composed for Council Rock High School North), was premiered in Beijing, China as a part of the celebrations anticipating the 2008 Summer Olympics and was also performed in London before the 2012 Games. Peter’s music has also been performed in the National Cathedral, the National Basilica, the White House, and in concert halls throughout the United States and Canada. He serves as the composer-in-residence for Youth Stages, a children’s theater company in Princeton, NJ where he has composed several musicals for students at the Carrier Foundation alternative school in Belle Meade NJ. He was also recently named an Outstanding Young Alumnus at his Alma Mater, Susquehanna University. He is currently working on his next opera, KATHERINE, based on the life of King Henry VIII’s first wife, Katherine of Aragon. Peter is a member of the American Society of Composers Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) and a proud member of the American Composers Forum (ACF).