Vince Peterson is an award-winning conductor, composer, and arranger, predominantly of vocal music. He lives and works in New York City, where he founded the shape-shifting choral music company Choral Chameleon in 2008. He is an active church organist, educator, and clinician. He is known internationally as a choral music influencer and champion of new choral music, having commissioned and premiered nearly 300 new works to date. His compositional work comprises choral, solo vocal, and chamber and theater music. In 2018, Peterson was awarded the Louis Botto Award for Innovative Action and Entrepreneurial Zeal from Chorus America, a lifetime distinction he shares with fewer than two dozen choral directors.