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Peter Gordon is the Director of Berklee College of Music’s Los Angeles office and has been the college’s senior west coast representative for more than 23 years.  The Berklee Center in LA was the college’s first satellite office and it has helped create one of the most effective alumni networks in the music industry.  Peter’s role includes building strategic relationships for the college within the music and entertainment industry, all geared towards creating internship opportunities for undergrads and career opportunities for the alumni.   

Originally from Australia, Peter began studying flute at the age of eight and was soon active in regional youth orchestras in both Perth and Sydney.  He discovered the world of improvisation in the late ‘60s when both Jethro Tull and Traffic burst onto the scene, and he eventually decided to attend Berklee.  After graduating with a Performance degree, he joined Berklee’s woodwind department and was on the faculty from 1978-1984. 

After moving to L.A. in 1985, his freelance performance career began with 3 years touring as part of the Tom Jones horn section, and has subsequently included 3 CDs as a solo artist and recording sessions for numerous film, TV and video game scores and soundtracks.

Peter currently also serves as Program Committee Chair for the Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation, is a member of the Society of Composers & Lyricists, BMI, and the Musicians Union.  His extended education includes an MBA from Pepperdine University.