Peabody Dance featured in Dance Teacher magazine

The Estelle Dennis/Peabody Dance Training Program for Boys is featured in an article in Dance Teacher, “Boy Crazy: Five strategies to fill your program with males.”  The program, which was introduced five years ago, concentrates on attracting boys 9-11 years old, with auditions held in local schools.  There are four all-male classes a week in […]

Teresa Shirley-Quirk aids in creating new competition

On October 12, the Bath Philharmonia held its Sound Connections Competition.  The composition competition is the brain-child of the Philharmonia’s new manager, Teresa Shirley-Quirk (BM ’78, Cello).  Three finalists, selected by eminent composers Oliver Knussen, Colin Matthews and Joe Duddell from over 70 international applicants of all ages and backgrounds, had their works performed by […]

Death of Leith Symington Griswold

Leith Symington Griswold died of heart failure on October 29 at the age of 97.  “All of us at Peabody were saddened to learn of the death of Leith Symington Griswold. Mrs. Griswold studied piano at the Peabody Preparatory in the ’20s and ’30s and received a bachelor’s degree from the Conservatory in 1956,” said […]

Yiyi Cui received prize in Musicacoustica-Beijing Competition

MM Computer Music student Yiyi Cui received the Excellence Prize in the Musicacoustica-Beijing Competition.  Her audio/video work, Beijing Impression, placed top 10 in the Multimedia Music of Electroacoustic Music and Video category.  In the piece, she combined eastern and western musical elements to convey the different sides of Beijing.  The judges praised her composing skills, […]