Peggy Dettwiler


Title: Director of Choral Activities
Company: Mansfield University
Location: Mansfield, Pennsylvania, United States 

Peggy Dettwiler, Director of Choral Activities at Mansfield University, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in Music Education.

With nearly 50 years of professional experience, Dr. Dettwiler has been the director of choral activities at Mansfield University since 1990. Prior to obtaining her current role, she was director of choral activities at St. Mary’s University from 1985 to 1988 and director of music at Christ Presbyterian Church from 1979 to 1984. She debuted as a conductor at Carnegie Hall in early 2014 and presented an interest session at the World Choral Symposium in Seoul Korea later that year. In 2016, Dr. Dettwiler was a jury member for the World Choir Games in Sochi, Russia and participated in the CONDUCTING 21C: Musical Leadership for a New Century, held in Stockholm, Sweden. In January of 2017. In 2018, she received a ‘superb’ mention from the New York Times based on her preparation of 80 singers from Mansfield University performing for Carnegie Hall’s Gala Benefit Celebration of Bernstein’s Candide. Earlier in her career, she was a vocal music teacher with Mount Horeb High School from 1970 to 1977. Dr. Dettwiler first pursued an education with the University of Wisconsin, where she obtained a Bachelor of Science in 1970. She continued her studies with the school, completing a Master of Music in 1980 and a second Bachelor of Music in 1982. Dr. Dettwiler then joined the University of Texas, receiving a Master of Music in 1985. She concluded her academic pursuits with the Eastman School, earning a Doctor of Music Arts in 1991. A member of the  Music Educators National Conference, she also maintains affiliation with the  American Choral Directors Association.

In light of her achievements in the field, Dr. Dettwiler has received a number of awards and accolades throughout her career. She received Second Prize for Choral Conductors at the university level in 2011 and 2013, the Presidential Coin for Excellence from Brigadier General Francis Hendricks and the Elaine Brown Award for Choral Excellence from the American Choral Directors Association, and in 2015 was selected as the Honored Artist of the American Prize.” Dr. Dettwiler has also been featured in several editions of Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Education and Who’s Who of American Women.

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