Sarah Bowman Peterson, librarian

Sarah Bowman Peterson is currently the Librarian for the Grand Rapids Symphony. She previously held that position with the Virginia Symphony and was also an assistant for the Dallas Symphony. 2013 will be Sarah’s first season as Librarian with the Peninsula Music Festival.

Sarah began playing the piano at age 4 and then oboe at age 9. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in oboe performance from Juilliard, studying with John Ferrillo and Thomas Stacy. At age 22, Sarah won the Assistant Principal Oboe position with the Hong Kong Philharmonic. After performing in Hong Kong for 4 years, she returned to the United States to get her Master’s Degree at the University of Michigan.

Sarah has held oboe/English horn positions with the Long Island Philharmonic, the Garland and Los Colinas Symphonies and the Ann Arbor Symphony. She also performs regularly with the Grand Rapids Symphony, South Bend Symphony, Kalamazoo Symphony and the West Shore Symphony. Summer festivals include the Saugatuck Chamber Music Festival, Chamber Music North, Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music and Summer Garden at MOMA in New York City.

Sarah is married to French hornist Erich Peterson, and they live in Grand Rapids with their new baby girl Amelia, along with their cats Lily and Minnie, and black lab Kami. In her spare time Sarah loves cooking and shoe shopping.

The Peninsula Music Festival - Board of Directors

Sue Stone - President

Dave Keen - 1st Vice President

William Miller - Treasurer

Tom Turiff - Secretary

Carole Bergner - PMFSC President

Norma Bramsen

Bob Dunworth

Gail Fischer

Myron Marlett

Marilyn Peterson

Barb Ristau

Cynthia Sargent

Dianne Trenchard

Tony Vallera

Ashton Waller

Bill Wiggins - Orchestra Liaison

Revised: 05/12/17

KT Somero, Music Librarian

KT Somero, a California native, earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Clarinet Performance and received the Gluck Fellowship from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2003. She then moved to Chicago to begin graduate studies at DePaul University, and in 2005 completed a Master of Music degree in Clarinet Performance. Her principal mentors include clarinet legends Gary Gray and John Bruce Yeh.

KT joined Access Contemporary Music during the 2006-2007 season and performed and recorded extensively in the Chicago area until December 2011, when she relocated back to California to accept a position as Manager of Orchestral Activities for The Coburn School in Los Angeles. The 2012 season of the Peninsula Music Festival marks KT's second year as the organization's Music Librarian. In January 2012, she also became Editor-in-Chief of the Major Orchestra Librarians' Association's qauarterly publication, Marcato.

In November 2008, KT traveled to Paris, France with ACM’s Palomar ensemble to work with composer Stéphane Delplace and perform a program of American compositions, including two world premieres. Other notable collaborations include May 2009 and May 2010 live studio broadcasts with the Chicago Clarinet Ensemble for Chicago's WFMT, a June 2009 Chicago Opera Vanguard production of Mark-Anthony Turnage’s Greek with the composer in attendance, a July 2009 New Millennium Orchestra performance as part of the Ravinia Festival, and December 2009 and 2010 collaborations with the NMO and the Columbia College Chicago film composition program. KT was pleased to perform with members of Palomar for a January 2010 PianoForte recital, also broadcast live on WFMT, and an April 2010 recital at the Chicago Cultural Center. Recent appearances include ACM's April 2011 Sound of Silent Film Festival and Composer Alive! Toronto from June through October of 2011, which included a Canadian tour to perform a newly-commissioned work by composer Omar Daniel.

In addition, KT was a founding member of the Chicago-based, all-female ensemble claraconbrio, a member of the Chicago Clarinet Ensemble, personnel manager of the Chicago Philharmonic Orchestra from 2008-2011, and the Orchestra Administrative Assistant/Performance Librarian for the Northwestern University Bienen School of Music from 2007-2011. Over the years, KT has also worked as a professional instrument tester for the Leblanc/Conn-Selmer Corporation, maintained an active teaching studio, and played in various rock bands.

The Peninsula Music Festival - Sustaining Committee

The Peninsula Music Festival Sustaining Committee is the volunteer arm of the Music Festival family. Door County Music at its finest!

Its Mission Statement reads:

The Peninsula Music Festival Sustaining Committee shall operate as an adjunct organization to the Peninsula Music Festival, Inc., for the sole purpose of volunteer and financial support for the Festival, orchestra, staff and membership.

The Peninsula Music Festival only has a full time year around staff of two. Without the assistance of the Sustaining Committee, the Festival would have to hire more staff.

Some of the duties that the Sustaining Committee undertakes include:

• Act as monitors at all rehearsals, assurring that there are no interruptions.
• Transport guest artists to and from the Green Bay airport and to their rehearsals and concerts while in Door County.
• Provide rehearsal break food for the orchestra and their families on concert days. (Photos:  right: Lunch break prepared by the volunteers BEFORE the musicians have descended upon it! below left: Musicians line up on break to devour the great food prepared by the volunteers!)
• Host the opening night reception immediately following the concert for the orchestra, subscribers, sustaining committee members and the guest artist.
• Provide ushers and parking attendants for all concerts.
• Entertain the orchestra at the annual potluck picnic.
• Assist the Festival staff with mailings and other office duties.
• Meet new friends including the members of the PMF orchestra and other volunteers.
• Have Fun!


The Sustaining Committee meets May through September including a volunteer recognition luncheon hosted each September with special guest, Music Director Victor Yampolsky, as the speaker. Each year, the Sustaining Committee members are the first people to hear about the next season of the Festival.

Membership dues are $25 per person, $35.00 for a family or $50 for a Supporting membership.


August Symphony Series performance location

Door Community Auditorium - Fish Creek 

The Peninsula Music Festival - 10347 Highway 42

Unit B Green Gables Shops 

P.O. Box 340, Ephraim, Wisconsin  54211


Phone: (920) 854-4060