Peter Jutras

Director, Hugh Hodgson School of Music

Peter Jutras, Ph.D., NCTM, is a Professor of Piano and the Piano Pedagogy and Group Piano Specialist at the Hugh Hodgson School of Music at the University of Georgia in Athens, GA. He is the Editor-in-Chief of Clavier Companion magazine, a leading national piano pedagogy publication. Jutras also served as Editor-in-Chief of Keyboard Companion from 2007-2008.

Dr. Jutras has published articles and research in The Journal of Research in Music Education, The Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education, Scientia Paedagogica Experimentalis, American Music Teacher, Clavier Companion, Keyboard Companion, Music Matters, and Georgia Music News. He has conducted extensive research on adult music study, specifically on the benefits of adult piano study and the benefits of participation in New Horizons Bands.

Dr. Jutras is a frequent presenter at conferences across the country and around the world, and recent presentations include the ISME World Conference and national conferences of CMS, MENC, AERA, and MTNA in locations such as Albuquerque, Atlanta, Beijing, Bologna, Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles, New York City, Ottawa, Portland, Thessaloniki, Toronto, Vancouver, and Dublin. Recent invitations have brought his lectures to The Eastman School of Music, George Mason University, Southern Methodist University, St. Olaf College, and The University of Oklahoma.

A Nationally Certified Teacher of Music, Jutras holds the B.M. degree in music education from the Eastman School of Music, the M.M. degree in piano performance and pedagogy from Southern Methodist University, and the Ph.D. in music education with an emphasis in piano pedagogy from the University of North Texas. His pedagogical training included work with Tony Caramia, Sam Holland, and Fred Kern. Dr. Jutras lives in Athens, GA, with his wife Kristin, a professional violinist, and their two sons, James and Andrew.

Dr. Jutras was named a University Service Learning Fellow for 2014-2015.