As a New England native who seeks to connect musical enrichment with spiritual evocation, Peter Vantine has been composing, arranging and producing music professionally in a variety of genres for nearly 30 years. As soon as he played the first notes of King of the Road at age seven, Mr. Vantine knew he would continually be put on the spot to play piano for friends and family members wherever he went. Thankfully, this did not deter him from a career in music. Born in Massachusetts to photographer Richard Vantine and painter Ruth Vantine, and growing up in a very musical and artistic family, it was inevitable that something would eventually rub off.
His first concert experience was at age eight and he continued to perform regularly during his childhood. He studied with many piano and composition teachers, each one providing something unique to his musical education. He went on to earn a Bachelor\‘s degree in Film Scoring and Music Production & Engineering from Berklee College of Music, a Master\‘s in Music Education from Boston University, and currently he holds the position of Pastor of Music & Administration at Middleton Congregational Church (Massachusetts) where he has served for 25 years.
Mr. Vantine was the grand prize recipient of the 2001 Turner Classic Movies Young Composer\‘s Competition and has produced over 30 music CDs (many of which include his own music) while arranging or performing on many others. His music has been featured in the concert setting as well as media outlets including The Biography Channel, The Discovery Channel, MTV, PBS, Warner Brothers Online, the Salem Wax Museum, and The Learning Company. Along with being blessed by his wife and two children, and constantly seeking spiritual growth, building and nurturing relationships through music is a vital aspect of Mr. Vantine\‘s life. In all that he pursues, especially in his music, he strives to touch the heart.