Peter Carter is the Founder and Director of the Catholic Sacred Music Project. He also serves as the Director of Sacred Music of the Aquinas Institute of Princeton University and the Director of Sacred Music at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Allentown, New Jersey. He leads the parish chorister program and conducts a 24-voice semi-professional Schola Cantorum who sing for a weekly Solemn High Mass in the Extraordinary Form. He holds degrees from Westminster Choir College, where he studied the organ with Alan Morrison and Daryl Robinson, conducting with Dr. James Jordan and Dr. Andrew Megill, and voice with Dr. Christopher Arneson.
From 2019-2020, he served as co-host of Square Notes: The Sacred Music Podcast, interviewing prominent Church figures and musicians including Robert Cardinal Sarah, Olivier Latry, and Sir James MacMillan. In 2020, he directed the music for a Sarum Vespers which was sponsored by the Durandus Institute and thought to be the first Catholic Sarum liturgy in the United States. Since 2016, he serves as the director of liturgical music for the Pro Civitate Dei summer conferences hosted by the Fraternity of St. Joseph the Guardian in the United States, France, and Chile. In 2021, he founded The Catholic Sacred Music Project with an inaugural Choral Festival at the Cathedral-Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul in Philadelphia with Sir James MacMillan featured as the festival conductor.