Among the recent compact discs are two all-Peterson discs on Albany, his three string quartets performed by the Alexander Quartet (Foghorn Classics), Windup (Rascher Quartet, BIS), and Janus on a North/South Consonance CD.
Peterson has been active as a guest composer at the Indiana University, University of Minnesota, Brandeis University, U.C.Santa Barbara, the Composer's Conference in Wellesley, MA and at the Festival of New Music, Sacramento State University. He has served on the Nomination Committee for the Pulitzer Prize in Music, 1999, 2000, and was a jury member for the First Seoul International Competition for Composers, 2001. In addition, Peterson in joint sponsorship with San Francisco State University, established and currently administers the Wayne Peterson Prize in Music Composition (since 1998).
Peterson has been professor of music at San Francisco State University for more than three decades and from 1992-94 was a guest professor of composition at Stanford University. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota and was a Fulbright Scholar at the Royal Academy of Music in London from 1953-54. Peterson's music is published by C.F. Peters Corporation, Boosey and Hawkes, Seesaw Music, Trillenium Music (Turnbridge, VT) and Lawson-Gould.more