Peter Kurdziel has been the Director of Music at the Basilica since August of 2010. He earned degrees in organ from Hope College where he was a student of Huw Lewis and the University of Notre Dame where he was a student of Craig Cramer. He received the Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign) where he was a student of Dana Robinson. In addition to the organ, Peter has also studied voice, conducting, harpsichord, and theology at the graduate level.
Peter currently serves on the board of the West Michigan Symphony. He is the past dean of the Grand Rapids and Muskegon -Lakeshore Chapters of the American Guild of Organists and a former board member of the Grand Rapids Chapter of the National Pastoral Musicians.