Hiram College


Damaris Peters-Pike, M.M., is a woman of many talents – and many personas. The Hiram College Professor Emerita regularly performs one-woman shows as “Women of Note.” In her upcoming performance, which takes place at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 30, 2015 in Hiram College’s Frohring Recital Hall, Peters-Pike will become Frankie Gershwin, sister to famous songwriters George and Ira Gershwin, as she sings George’s songs and reminisces in character about her “family.”

Throughout her career, Peters-Pike has performed in France and in ten states at a variety of venues including business and professional organizations, temple and church groups, arts associations, libraries, country clubs and more.

A native of Vernon, Texas, Peters-Pike earned a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Texas Christian University and a Master of Music degree in voice performance from Kent State University. As a music professor at Hiram College, she founded the opera workshop and directed two of the College’s choirs. She continues to teach two courses each year and direct the Hiram Community Chorus. She is listed in “Who’s Who Among Women” and “Who’s Who in Entertainment.”

Some of the other “Women of Note” in Peters-Pike’s repertoire include Doris Day, Mary Martin, Dolores Hope and Lucretia Garfield.