Jennifer Song Sheldon was educated at Arizona State University and Carnegie-Mellon University. She performs regularly as a soprano soloist; most recently, she appeared as soprano soloist with the Grand Canyon University Orchestra and Scottsdale Philharmonic singing Haydn’s Creation, Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, and Handel’s Messiah.
Additionally, she was the featured soprano soloist singing Bob Chilcott’s Requiem, John Rutter’s Requiem, and Gabriel Faure’s Requiem. A diverse musician, Jennifer has served as a guest conductor with the National Lutheran Choir and has enjoyed conducting the orchestra for musicals at Valley Youth Theatre. Jennifer plays the piano, has recorded and performed with jazz artists around the Valley, and has toured nationally and internationally as a singer and dancer.
A two-time winner of the Metropolitan Opera Competition and a finalist in the McAllister Awards, she is also an artist-in-residence with OperAntics, formerly known as Operatunity. The mission of OperAntics is to educate audiences on the elements of opera in an entertaining and informative way.
Dr. Jeremy Peterman, organist and pianist, is active in the Phoenix Valley as a performer, teacher, and vocal coach. Prior to joining the ministry at La Casa de Cristo, he served at both St. Peter Lutheran in Mesa and King of Glory Lutheran in Tempe. He earned his undergraduate degrees in French and Piano Performance at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, as well as a Master of Music degree and a Doctorate of Musical Arts degree in Collaborative Piano from Arizona State University. He has played for numerous Arizona Opera productions as well as under the baton of Michael Christie of Phoenix Symphony in Igor Stravinsky’s Petrushka, John Adams’ On the Transmigration of Souls, and Osvaldo Golijov’s Ainadamar.
In 2016, he completed his final summer as staff pianist at the American Institute of Musical Studies (AIMS) in Graz, Austria. He worked there every summer since 2003 – eventually becoming the director of the AIMS staff pianists during that time. Also the AIMS organist and director of church music since 2005, he performed with singers during the summer in many churches in and around Graz. He was previously piano professor at Arizona Christian University and a member of the educational opera troupe OperAntics; he continues his work as principal pianist for Chandler Children’s Choir. Jeremy is married to Rachel and they have one son, Henry.