Peter Leggett has performed, toured and recorded with some of the finest artists in Minnesota including Atmosphere, Mason Jennings, Kid Dakota, P.O.S., and Dessa. He is the long-time drummer behind St. Paul hip hop group Heiruspecs. After touring nationally and internationally through his mid-20s, in 2009 he became the executive director of Walker West Music Academy. He’s since led the Academy through an organizational turnaround, including the development of a new 6,000-square-foot community music center on Selby Avenue in St. Paul’s Summit-University neighborhood. He also serves as the Chair of the City of St. Paul Cultural STAR Board, Board President of the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, and Secretary of the Central Selby Association. Peter is a 2015 alumnus of the Shannon Leadership Institute.
Improvisation, Solidarity & Risk: Leadership Lessons from Jazz & Hip-Hop