Peterson is a saxophonist originally from Rock Springs, Wyoming. Peterson received his undergraduate degree in Saxophone Performance from the University of Wyoming in 2016, and a Masters Degree in Jazz Studies: Performance from the University of North Texas in 2019. He currently lives in DFW where he teaches in multiple school districts, and leads his own ensembles.
Peterson began playing the saxophone at the age of 11; he was the first in his family to take up music. At the University of Wyoming, Peterson studied saxophone with Dr. Scott Turpen and Dr. Jennifer Turpen, and studied improvisation with Dr. Ben Markley. Along with serving as a section leader in both of UW's top ensembles, Peterson was selected as a finalist in the 2015 Dorothy Jacoby Concerto Competition. In 2016 he moved to Denton, TX to pursue a degree in Jazz Studies: Peformance where he studied with Brad Leali. Peterson served as lead tenor in the 2 O'clock Lab Band under the direction of Rodney Booth, and can be heard on the album Two More Twice, released in 2018. Upon graduating, Peterson continues to reside in the North Texas area where he has a large private studio, teaches masterclasses in multiple school districts, leads his own projects, and works with party bands in the region.