Peter Robb - Artistic Director / Resident Composer

Co-founder and artistic director of Pacific International Choral Festivals, Peter Robb’s collaborations with Henry Leck, Sandra Snow, Bob Chilcott, Andrea Ramsey, Lynne Gackle, Moira Smiley and many more resulted in twenty-six years of extraordinary music making and community building for over 7000 participants in 207 youth choirs from 40 states and provinces in six countries.

Peter has directed choirs and taught in elementary, middle, high school and university settings in addition to working with civic and professional choruses in his thirty-three years as a choral director. For thirteen years, Peter led Oregon Festival Choirs, often preparing treble choirs for the Oregon Bach Festival and other professional performing arts organizations, including work with conductors Helmuth Rilling and Marin Alsop. He continues to prepare choirs for major performances and is active as a clinician and guest conductor.

Peter’s choral compositions and arrangements are published with Hal Leonard and Colla Voce Music, and Peter Robb Music (available on His Missa Brevis No.1 has been performed in Carnegie Hall, Canterbury Cathedral, London’s Southwark Cathedral, Leipzig’s Thomaskirche, and by the National Children’s Honor Choir at the American Choral Directors Association National Conference.

Charlotte Coons - Administrative Assistant 

Charlotte is a third-generation Eugenian. A lifetime lover and participant of choral music, Charlotte joins the Eugene Symphony Chorus at every opportunity. When not at home, on stage, or in the picfest office, Charlotte can be spotted walking her dogs, Mungo and Maisy, or practicing the art of Muay Thai.

Rebecca Robb - Co-founder and Festival Site Director 

Genevieve Robb - Co-founder and Special Events and Planning 

Zachary Stark: Web Maestro

Kirk Boyd: Production Manager

David Landon: 4th Floor Manager

Julia Moore: Empress of the Universe

Sherri Phillips: Seasonal Operations, Volunteer Coordinator

Board of Directors

Elaine Erwin, President

Phil Barnhart, Secretary

Susan Truax, Treasurer

Joshua Daniels

Jay Moore

Peter Robb




Artistic Advisory Board

Anton Armstrong, St. Olaf College

Bob Chilcott, composer

Lynn Gackle, Baylor University

Henry Leck, Indianapolis Children’s Choir

Fernando Malvar-Ruiz, Los Angeles Children’s Chorus

Sharon Paul, University of Oregon

Andrea Ramsey, composer

Royce Saltzman, Oregon Bach Festival

Sandra Snow, Michigan State University