Peabody Johns Hopkins University Magazine

Peabody’s publication of its first-ever free online textbook in October represents both a joy-filled collaboration and a confluence of dreams. The Path to Funding: The Artist’s Guide to Building Your Audience, Generating Income, and Realizing Career Sustainability is the institute’s inaugural venture into the world of open educational resources (OER). 

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Peabody’s publication of its first-ever free online textbook in October represents both a joy-filled collaboration and a confluence of dreams. The Path to Funding: The Artist’s Guide to Building Your Audience, Generating Income, and Realizing Career Sustainability is the institute’s inaugural venture into the world of open educational resources (OER).

Fifteen years after the Peabody Institute started the tuition-free Tuned-In program to nurture Baltimore City students with advanced musical training, its alumni are emerging as artists and educators.

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Fifteen years after the Peabody Institute started the tuition-free Tuned-In program to nurture Baltimore City students with advanced musical training, its alumni are emerging as artists and educators.

When Dorothy and Louis Pollack were developing their estate plan, they wanted to include an institution that offers music education to children and youth, notes their son, Larry Pollack, who recalls that his mother was always drawn to music.

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When Dorothy and Louis Pollack were developing their estate plan, they wanted to include an institution that offers music education to children and youth, notes their son, Larry Pollack, who recalls that his mother was always drawn to music.

Amir Farsi (BM ’16, Flute) likes to ruminate. From March until August 2020, alone in his New Haven, Connecticut, apartment, Farsi immersed himself in flute practice and his thoughts. 

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Amir Farsi (BM ’16, Flute) likes to ruminate. From March until August 2020, alone in his New Haven, Connecticut, apartment, Farsi immersed himself in flute practice and his thoughts. 

The new Peabody Premieres recording label, which debuts this fall, aims to broaden the catalog of recorded music by underrepresented composers, an effort that pianist Lior Willinger (BM ’14, MM ’16, Piano) champions.

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The new Peabody Premieres recording label, which debuts this fall, aims to broaden the catalog of recorded music by underrepresented composers, an effort that pianist Lior Willinger (BM ’14, MM ’16, Piano) champions.

Jasmine Pigott carries a lot of firsts. She is on track to be the first Black female tuba player worldwide to earn a Doctor of Musical Arts degree. She’s produced the first EP of original tuba music in Black music styles composed and performed by Black tuba players.

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Jasmine Pigott carries a lot of firsts. She is on track to be the first Black female tuba player worldwide to earn a Doctor of Musical Arts degree. She’s produced the first EP of original tuba music in Black music styles composed and performed by Black tuba players.

Fran Vielma, a lecturer in Jazz Studies at Peabody and a recipient of the 2021 New Jazz Works fellowship from Chamber Music America, is a multi-percussionist, composer, and educator who grew up in Mérida, Venezuela, and has been on a musical journey ever since he can remember. 

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Fran Vielma, a lecturer in Jazz Studies at Peabody and a recipient of the 2021 New Jazz Works fellowship from Chamber Music America, is a multi-percussionist, composer, and educator who grew up in Mérida, Venezuela, and has been on a musical journey ever since he can remember. 

Alexander Fiterstein debuts a new piece by longtime collaborator, composer-pianist Michael Brown.

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Alexander Fiterstein debuts a new piece by longtime collaborator, composer-pianist Michael Brown.