Bret Peppo

Director of Choral Activities
Diablo Valley College


Bret Peppo is beginning his sixth year as Director of Choral Activities and Music Department chair at Diablo Valley College. He conducts the Concert Chorale, Chamber Singers Masterworks Chorale and the Vocal Jazz Ensembles.

Prior to his appointment at DVC, Peppo was the Director of Choral Activities at Alderson-Broaddus College at the University of South Alabama and at Illinois State University. He also held the positions as director of the Old Gold Singers, at the University of Iowa.

His concert, show and jazz choirs have toured extensively throughout the country and have been selected to perform for the Alabama and Illinois All-State Conferences in 1998, 2002, 2003. As a conductor, Mr. Peppo has conducted many high school and collegiate all-state festivals for both honor choir as well as jazz choirs and is a frequent adjudicator and clinician with many national music festivals and is busy as a judge from show choir and vocal jazz competitions.

Peppo is active in the American Choral Directors Association, Music Educators National Conference, National Association of Teachers of Singing. He is also active with Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia where he has served as faculty advisor at Illinois State University, University of South Alabama and Alderson-Broaddus College. Most recently, Mr. Peppo serves as R&S chair (2-Year Colleges) and editor of Tactus newsletter on the Western Division ACDA Board.

Bret Peppo earned a bachelors degree in Vocal Music Education from Eastern Illinois University, a Masters of Conducting at Illinois State University and is ABD from the University of Iowa in Choral Conducting and Pedagogy.