Dr. Peter Fields
The Union Institute & University
Doctor of Philosophy
The Ohio State University
Master of Arts
The Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, Ohio
Bachelor of Arts
Dr. Fields is a people oriented educator committed to developing and empowering students in the performing and speaking arts. He offered an investment of more than twenty-four successful years at Fisk University as Chairman and Associate Professor in Dramatics and Speech/Dance, developing the Theatre and Dance Program curricular and Artistic Director of The University’s Performing Dance Company Orchesis.
Dr. Fields’ newest project is: “THE PAF PROJECT”, which is the development of a professional liturgical dance company, as well as, creating a liturgical dance costume line. Dr. Fields currently is an Adjunct Dance Professor at Lipscomb University in The Department of Theater. Some of his choreographic credits includes: Grease, Cinderella, Something Real Before I Die a Pas de Deux in three movements, West Side Story, Your Arms Too Short to Box with God, Creative Artists of Tennessee and Rejoice Ministries’ Growing Up Black In America: The Dance, Dreamgirls, Smokey Joe’s Café, The Gospel at Colonus, and Guys and Dolls. Also, his liturgical choreographic credits for The Gospel Music Workshop of America include: Wings of Faith in two movements, Because Of Calvary: We Must Praise in three movements, The Firmament of Praise in one movement, Habakkuk’s Prayer in one movement, and There in the Garden in one movement. His newest works created for the summer 2012 were: Jesus Loves Me and Broken Pieces performed at the 2012 National Convention.
His professional involvements include being Artistic Director of the Gospel Music Workshop of America Liturgical Dance Company and Artistic Director of THE PAF PROJECT, Liturgical Dance Company. He is one of the Master Teachers for the Black College Dance Exchange Conference. He is the author of three manuscripts and several papers.
It is Dr. Fields cumulative observation that often students more readily master a task through the repeated use of applied methods; one learns to dance by practicing the dance. He set very high standards for his students by stimulating them intellectually and guiding them creatively. He is always trying to develop exceptional artists, educators and scholars of the performing arts. As an educator he gives his intellectual best and his students in turn should come to the table hungry for enlightenment. II Timothy 2:15 KJV.