Music & The Arts

Timothy Peterson

Director of Music

After receiving his Bachelor of Music degree in voice performance and education from the University of New York at Fredonia, he graduated from Syracuse University with a Master of Music degree in Piano Performance with a concentration in accompaniment.

Before moving to Key West, Mr. Peterson lived in Boca Raton, Florida, where he sang with the Master Chorale of South Florida, serving on its board for nearly 7 years. Mr. Peterson has been a staff accompanist at several universities, including the University of Akron, in Ohio, and at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton.

Mr. Peterson is a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing, (NATS) and served as the secretary and treasurer of the Intracoastal chapter of NATS. He has been a church musician for over 40 years and has served in various denominations, including Presbyterian, Episcopal, Methodist, United Church of Christ, and the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America.

Tim moved to Key West in August 2015, with his husband, Brian Wagstaff, who is the physician and medical director at Key West Urgent Care, on Flagler at Government Road. Mr. Peterson was appointed the director of Music at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in December of 2016.

Chancel Choir

The Chancel choir at St. Paul's leads the congregation weekly at the 10 a.m. Sunday service. There are special services throughout the church year that the choir leads, including occasional Evensong services. Rehearsals are weekly, Saturday mornings from 10:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. Newcomers are welcome!

Concert Performances

Keys Choral Arts

Tim Peterson, director of music at St. Paul’s, is the director for this not-for-profit organization.  There are more than 65 singers, from Marathon to Key West.  Each season, there will be 2 performances including Christmas with selections from classical to pop.  New members are welcome. If you would like to join or for more information, contact us at: Keys Choral Arts.

Early Music Key West

Late Renaissance and early baroque music on period instruments. This repertoire shares the improvisational nature of jazz, blues, and rhythm and blues:  Early Music Key West

Southernmost Chamber Music Society

Established in 2017, the Southernmost Chamber Music Society operates under the umbrella of St. Paul's.  We are 10 resident professional musicians, vocalists, instrumentalists, and collaborative artists, who perform monthly concerts between November and April in the St. Paul's parish hall.  For concert dates and more information, please visit: Southernmost Chamber Music Society


We host concerts at St. Paul's, including recitals, workshops, and visiting choruses, and serve as a venue for such not for profit groups as "Impromptu." For information about their current concert season, visit: Impromptu