Peter Kurdziel has been the Director of Music at the Basilica since August of 2010. He earned degrees in organ from Hope College where he was a student of Huw Lewis and the University of Notre Dame where he was a student of Craig Cramer. He is currently a candidate for the Doctor of Musical Arts at the University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign) where he is a student of Dana Robinson. In addition to the organ, Peter has also studied voice, conducting, harpsichord, and theology at the graduate level.
Peter is the dean of the Grand Rapids Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. He also serves on the board of the Grand Rapids Chapter of the National Pastoral Musicians.