The Peabody Post

David Smooke receives GBCA Grant

smookeChair of Peabody’s Music Theory department David Smooke (MM ’95, Composition) has been selected as a recipient for the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance inaugural Rubys Artist Project Grants. Awards from $2,000 to $10,000 were made to support artists that reflect a diversity of talent and creativity for projects including immersive theater, interactive media experiences, documentary film and musical composition. Smooke’s project is his composition, A Baby Bigger Grows Than Up Was, an ensemble piece for a baritone singer, bass clarinet, trumpet and trombone that uses an alphabetical tale by the Baltimore writer Michael Kimball as inspiration.

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