Peter van Munster studied the flute at the Amsterdam Conservatory with Frans Vester. After positions in the Brabants Orchestra and the Residentie Orchestra (a.o. for piccolo) he became in 1960 first flutist of the Dutch Radio Orchestra. In this period he studied for some month with the French flutist André Jaunet in Zurich. In 1965 Peter van Munster won the first prize in the Competition for the EMS - Culture Prize in Scheveningen. Next to his work in the orchestra he performed often as a soloist and a chamber musician in The Netherlands and abroad. With the composer Jan van Vlijmen Peter van Munster formed a duo that performed mainly contemporary music. Since 1970 he held a position as professor of flute and flute didactics at the Utrecht Conservatory, the North Netherlands Conservatoire in Groningen and the Royal Conservatory at The Hague. After his retirement Peter van Munster's activities moved to musicological work by means of the computer.