Fine Arts

Grand View Christian received 6 Superior (Division I) ratings and one Excellent (Division 2) rating at the Iowa High School Music Association state music contest.

We also received the Outstanding Performance award in two of 3 centers. Hopesong received the Outstanding Performance award for their Chamber Choir entry and Marti S. received the Outstanding Performance award for his violin solo. Others participating were Linda L. (piano solo, Div 1), Isaiah P. (bassoon solo, Div 2), Brady W. (snare drum solo, Div 1), Brady and Isaiah (percussion duet, Div 1), and Sam P. (trombone solo, Div 1).

Grace Peterson
EL/MS/HS Music, Instrumental


Grace Peterson

Your position:

EL/MS/HS Music, Instrumental

Testimony of salvation:

My faith story begins with my family, parents who loved the Lord and taught me from His Word.  I accepted Christ as my Savior at a young age, and later recognized my need to make Him Lord of my life. 


Grace Church

Areas where you serve in your church:

I was challenged to be willing to serve the Lord wherever He would lead. I enjoy playing flute in the church orchestra at Grace Church.


BS- Music Education, Northwestern College, Orange City

MA- Music Education, University of St. Thomas

What do you enjoy doing when you’re not teaching?

I love visiting my friends who live in various parts of the United States and the world.  My bucket list of travel includes seeing more of Europe.  In the meantime, I'll enjoy dark roast coffee and dark chocolate, and visit with my friends via Skype.

How long have you been teaching? 

This is my 38th year teaching full time. I have been teaching at GV/GPBS since 2002 when I returned to the United States after serving at a school for missionary kids in the Philippines for 20 years

What is your favorite thing about your job?

Since making music is one of the skills we can use to worship God,  I truly enjoy all aspects of helping young people learn the skills of music, and especially teaching beginning band students, .

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