Peter Monaghan originally began his studies at the University of Lethbridge as a trumpet major. He was converted to the vocal arts shortly after being asked to sing in the chorus for the University’s production of Die Fledermaus. Peter then transferred and completed both a Bachelors and Masters degree at the University of British Columbia. Peter also had the honour of participating in and graduating from the Yulanda M. Faris young artist program with Vancouver Opera in their 2016/2017 season. Peter has performed across Canada and overseas in Ireland, Germany, the Czech Republic, Cuba and China. Peter has sung with symphonies such as: the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, the Okanagan Symphony, and the Lethbridge Symphony to name a few. Peter's 2019/2020 season consisted of: Betto, Gianni Schicchi (Pacific Opera Victoria; Marchese, La traviata (Pacific Opera Victoria); Sam, Mamma Mia (Theatre Under the Stars); Antonio, Le nozze di Figaro (Edmonton Opera); and to top off his season he'll be reprising his role of Beast in Theatre Under the Stars' remount of Disney's Beauty and the Beast. Some of his most recent credits consist of: The Madarin, Turandot with Vancouver Opera; Colline, La Bohème with Pacific Opera Victoria (one performance); Zuniga, Carmen with Opera Kelowna; Kromov, The Merry Widow with Vancouver Opera; Antonio/Figaro cover, Le nozze di Figaro with Vancouver Opera; The father, Hansel and Gretel with Vancouver Opera; Beast, Beauty and the Beast with Theatre Under the Stars; Peter, Company with United Players Vancouver; Don Pedro, Béatrice et Bénédict with Fraser Lyric Opera; Colline, La Bohème with Opera Kelowna; Polyphemus, and Acis and Galatea with Re:Naissance Opera; and Opera Chorus in the world premier of Kayoi Komachi with TomoeArts. Peter is excited to be faculty at the conservatory, and is looking forward to teaching in his home town!