G. David Peters
G. David Peters is a recognized leader in the field of computer-based education and music technology. Peters holds an M.S. and Ed.D. from the University of Illinois (UIUC) and was the first to receive a doctoral degree from UIUC that specialized in computer-based music instruction. Peters was a founding member and past President of the National Consortium for Computer-based Instruction Systems (NCCBMI), later named the Association for the Development of Computer Instruction Systems (ADCIS).
Dr. Peters served as professor and chair of music education at the University of Illinois for 17 years. As an administrator at UIUC, he served as Assistant Dean for seven years, then for three years as Associate Dean of the College of Fine and Applied Arts. During his tenure at Illinois, Peters was an author and software designer for the prestigious Computer-Based Education Systems named, PLATO. He also was Director of the Plato Music Project research initiative.
In 1981, he co-founded and served as President of Electronic Courseware Systems, Incorporated, a music software publishing company. He is the author and composer of numerous articles, sixty music software programs, twenty published music compositions, and a book on computer-based music performance assessment detailing his funded research by the National Endowment of the Arts and the United States Department of Education. He is also co-author of two additional textbooks related to music learning and computer instruction.
After 25 years at the University of Illinois, Peters joined the Indiana University music faculty at IUPUI as head of graduate studies in 1993. In 1994, he developed the IUPUI Master of Science in Music Technology degree, the first graduate degree in music technology. He became Director of the IUPUI School of Music in 2001 and expanded the scope of music courses and curricula, concerts and recitals, and degree offerings in music. He recently was appointed as Head of Graduate Studies in Music and Arts Technology at IUPUI.
Dr. Peters is an advocate for arts education at national, state, and local levels. He currently serves as a member on the Board of Trustees for the National Guild for Community Arts Education (formerly National Guild of Community Schools of the Arts). He also served as President of the Music Industry Council, an organization of 500 music manufacturers and publishers that support music education. As a member of the Executive Board of the Music Educators National Conference (MENC), he attended National Arts Advocacy meetings on Capitol Hill with leading advocates for expanded support of the National Endowment for the Arts and other broad-based funding of state arts councils. He continues as an advisor to not-for-profit performing arts organizations, serves on the IUPUI Music Academy Board of Advisors, and most recently created the Indiana Performing Arts Initiative.