Born in Washington D.C., Peter Hume took up the guitar at age twelve and began his professional career while still in his teens. In 1978, he graduated Summa Cum Laude from Berklee College of Music in Boston and taught there from 1978 until 1982. For many years he has been the musical director for vocalist Melissa Manchester, appearing in concerts all over the world including a 2004 appearance at the White House. Peter has conducted the Toronto Symphony, Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, Atlanta Pops Orchestra and Dallas Symphony, to name just a few.
Over the years he has also played for Paul Williams, Michael McDonald, Natalie Cole and Johnny Mathis. Peter is active in commercial, film and TV music, contributing arrangements, orchestrations, source cues, MIDI production and guitar to a variety of projects. His movie and TV credits include The Colt, Major Payne, Money For Nothing, Pearl, “Evening At Pops” & “The Tonight Show,” while his commercial credits include Albertson’s, Del Monte, Disneyland, Levi’s, MTV, Sprite & Toyota. For MI’s Bachelor Degree program, Peter teaches Arranging, Conducting, Guitar Technique, Private Lessons and Jury Prep.