Department of Music

Aaron Peisner

Assistant Professor

Director of Choral Activities

Aaron Peisner 

Contact Info:


Office: CA 1060

Doctorate of Musical Arts: University of Maryland
Master of Music: Yale University
Bachelor of Arts: Wesleyan University


Dr. Peisner is Assistant Professor and Director of Choral Activities at University of North Carolina Wilmington, where he directs the Chamber Choir and Concert Choir, and teaches courses in voice and vocal music educationPrior to arriving in Wilmington, Dr. Peisner served as Interim Director of Choirs at Goucher College in Towson, Maryland. During his doctoral studies at University of Maryland, he prepared the UMD Chamber Choir for collaborations with the National and Baltimore Symphony Orchestras under the batons of conductors including Marin Alsop, Gianandrea Noseda, Donald Runnicles, and Jeannette Sorrell. During his doctoral studies at the University of Maryland, Dr. Peisner directed the University Chorale, served as assistant conductor of the UMD Chamber Singers, served as chorus master for the Maryland Opera Studio, and led a performance of Kurt Weill’s rarely heard Das Berliner Requiem with the UMD Men’s Chorus and the Wind Orchestra. An avid early music enthusiast, Dr. Peisner won the University of Maryland’s prestigious Daniel L. Pomeroy Prize for outstanding work in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century music. For the past three summers, Dr. Peisner has was assistant conductor at the Portland Bach Experience in his hometown of Portland, Maine, where he led workshops on the madrigals of Monteverdi, co-directed Bach Cantata Singalong community events, rehearsed the festival chorus for numerous events, and sang as a soloist and ensemble member.

A bass-baritone, Dr. Peisner has sung with hexaCollective (Baltimore), the choir at the Basilica of the National Shrine (Washington, DC), the San Francisco Choral Artists, Polyhymnia (NYC), and  Yale Schola Cantorum.