Peter Winne

Peter Winne was born and raised in the Hartford, Connecticut region and moved to New York from Portland, Maine, less than two years ago to begin graduate school at Gallatin. He spent much of the last decade performing music professionally, mostly with the folk group Tumbling Bones. The band toured extensively in North America and Europe, including two State Department-sponsored trips to five countries in Eastern Europe as part of the American Music Abroad cultural exchange program. At Gallatin, he is studying the history of American sacred music. For his master’s thesis, he is producing an audio documentary about the history of a few key American spirituals. This is his second year managing the Gallatin Arts Festival, an experience that has left him in awe of the wealth and diversity of talent within the Gallatin student body.