Peggy Larson has a great passion for improvised music, world music, and choral music and performs these regularly. She lived in The Netherlands for 25 years, where she was active in the Amsterdam contemporary jazz scene as a singe, and a leader in choral music, especially with her jazz choir Tamam and the world vocal ensemble Peggy’s Angels. She has performed across Europe as a soloist, with jazz bands, and vocal ensembles. She is featured on six recordings, including “Rood Haar” (Red Hair) as leader of The Peggy Larson Band.
For many years Peggy taught voice and vocal pedagogy at the Rotterdam and Arnhem conservatories in the Netherlands. She returns often to Europe for workshops and performances. She was recently made an honorary member of the Dutch Society of Singing Teachers for her contributions to vocal education in The Netherlands.
Since returning to the USA in 2000, she has taught voice, world vocal techniques, and world vocal ensemble at McNally-Smith College of Music in St. Paul, Minnesota. She has given lectures and workshops in Norwegian kulokk and world vocal techniques in the USA, the Netherlands, and Greece. She also directs a community world vocal ensemble and a church choir in the Twin Cities. She received her Master’s Degree in Ethnomusicology from Bethel University.
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