2022 All-State Orchestra

All-State Orchestra Conductor Bio

Conductor Troy Peters is Music Director of Youth Orchestras of San Antonio, Resident Conductor of the San Antonio Symphony, and Orchestra Director at the University of Texas at San Antonio. Musical America featured him in their 2016 special issue, The MA30 Professionals of the Year: The Innovators. Peters has guest conducted many orchestras, including the Oregon Symphony, Vermont Symphony Orchestra, and Round Rock Symphony. He was previously Music Director of the Vermont Youth Orchestra and Montpelier Chamber Orchestra, and conducted college orchestras at Texas State University and Middlebury College. He has also gained international attention for his orchestral collaborations with rock musicians, including Blind Pilot, Jon Anderson (of the band Yes), and Trey Anastasio (of the band Phish), with whom he recorded two albums on Elektra Records.

Peters conducted the world premiere recording of Daron Hagen’s Masquerade with violinist Jaime Laredo, cellist Sharon Robinson, and the Vermont Symphony Orchestra, on Bridge Records. Among the other soloists with whom he has collaborated are Branford Marsalis, Midori, Edgar Meyer, Time for Three, and Richard Stoltzman. His work has been the subject of national media attention from CBS Sunday Morning, National Public Radio’s Weekend Edition, Symphony, and The New Yorker. Awarded a Vermont Arts Council Citation of Merit in 2009, he has also been honored with eight ASCAP Awards for Adventurous Programming of Contemporary Music and has conducted more than three-dozen world premieres. He has presented pre-concert talks for the Philadelphia Orchestra, Carnegie Hall, Vermont Symphony Orchestra, and San Antonio Symphony.

Peters is also active as a composer, where his honors include the Charles Ives Scholarship from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and grants from Meet the Composer and the Rockefeller Foundation. He holds degrees from the Curtis Institute of Music and the University of Pennsylvania, where his primary compositional mentors were Ned Rorem and George Crumb.


August 15 - September 5: All-State registration for students open ($25 application fee).

September 6 - September 12: Late registration for All-State available ($45 application fee).

September 12 @ 11:59 p.m. CST: Registration closed, no more applications accepted.

September 14 - September 24 @ 11:59 p.m. CST: Website portal opens and closes for instrumental audition uploads.

October 17 @ 8:00 a.m. CST: All-State selections announced.


Danse nègre, Op. 35, No. 4 Samuel Coleridge-Taylor
Prayer Amanda Harberg
Capriccio espagnol Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov



2022 All-State audition registrations and uploads have closed. Thank you to all who auditioned! The results will be available here on the website for directors to view on October 17. The list will be available to the public starting October 19.