Peter Hennig graduated from McNally/Smith College of Music with a degree in percussion performance, followed by 2 years of private study with Twin Cities based drummer Dave King.
From 2001 on, he has worked steadily as a dedicated drumset/percussion instructor teaching up to 50 private students per week. Peter has also been featured as a guest clinician at UMD, UW Superior and McNallySmith College of Music. Currently teaches at Schmitt Music and Mount Olivet School of Music.
As a composer he’s had original compositions featured on 89.3 The CURRENT, 88.5 KBEM, and 90.3 KFAI. He also received the Minnesota Emerging Composers Award (MECA) from the American Composers Forum in 2010.
Since 2010 he has performed at several european festivals and venues including, the Sons d’hiver festival in Paris, the Atlantique Jazz festival and the Pannonica Jazz festival in northern France. In 2011 he received the Twin Cities Best Jazz Award with The Atlantis Quartet. Peter composes for and performs regularly with such groups as The Atlantis Quartet, The Fantastic Merlins, The Park Evans Quartet, The Zacc Harris Trio and The Vital Organ Trio (featuring Katie Gearty) Over the past 13 years Peter has performed with many groups and artists, including: Sheila Ray Charles (Daughter of R&B legend, Ray Charles), Tony Hymas, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Jonathan Kreisberg, Ben Wendel, Kirk Knuffke, Douglas Ewart, Eric Fratzke, Dayrl Holter, Bruce Henry, Debbie Duncan, Imani Uzuri, Patty Peterson, Estaire Godinez, Peter Ostroushko, Tina Schlieske, Todd Clouser, Nick Hensley, Sam Kuusisto, The Adam Meckler Orchestra, The Bill Simonson Big Band, The Horn Heads, The Dolly’s, Crankshaft (a.k.a. Alex Larson), Liminal Phase, The New Primitives, Andra Suchy, Billy Johnsons Road Show, and many others.