New Orleans native Peter Erb joined the New Mexico Philharmonic as Principal Horn in 2013. He has held positions with The Phoenix Symphony, Louisville Orchestra, and Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, and continues to perform as Principal Horn in the Arizona Opera Orchestra. As a member of the “Star Wars in Concert” orchestra in 2010, Peter toured the United States and Mexico, performing John Williams’s movie scores. An avid chamber musician, Peter has participated in the Phoenix Chamber Music Society’s annual festival, Albuquerque’s own Church of Beethoven (now Chatter Chamber) series, and The University of Chicago’s Noontime Recital Series. Peter earned his Bachelor’s degree at Northwestern University, where he studied with Gail Williams and Bill Barnewitz. He received his Master’s degree from the University of Akron as a student of Bill Hoyt. After leaving school, he was a member of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago for two seasons, and attended the Banff Centre Chamber Music program with his woodwind quintet, Hara Quintet. Peter lives in Albuquerque with his wife Emily, a clarinetist with the Santa Fe Symphony, their polydactyl Maine Coon Cat, Bigfoot, and the newest addition to the family, Sandy, a German Shepherd mix.