Meet Our Faculty and Staff

David Petersons


I have taught orchestra, music theory, music history, and worship music in a Christian school outside Chicago for the last 7 years.

I love teaching in a Christian setting where we can acknowledge and glorify the Creator of all things. My wife and I and our three children love to be outdoors and I also love woodworking.


Orchestra Director, Music Theory, and Music History Teacher (Fall 2013-Present)

Orchestra Director for the Youth Symphony of DuPage (Fall 2018-Present)

Adjunct Professor for Wheaton College Conservatory of Music (Spring 2018)

Profession Violinist with the Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra (2015-Present)

Music Instructor for Students with Special Needs (2013)

Freelance Musician (Ongoing) Camp Counselor and Administrator for Honey Rock Camp (2010-2011)


Bachelor of Music Education – Wheaton College Conservatory of Music

Master of Music Education – VanderCook College of Music


Illinois Type 10, Instrumental, Choral, and General Music (K-12) Certification

ACSI Teacher Certification

A NICS School

NorthStar Academy (NSA) is a fully accredited online, private, college preparatory Christian school offering students in 4th-12th grades a rigorous and high quality academic program taught by highly qualified, mission-minded, Christian educators in a supportive and encouraging environment.

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