Peabody alumnus Erik Meyer wins JHU Song Contest

Erik Meyer (BM ’02, MM ’04, Organ) won the JHU Song Contest with “Truth Guide Our University—The Spirit of JHU,” a reworking “The Johns Hopkins Ode.” “The Hopkins Black and Blue,” composed by Peabody senior Tariq Al-Sabir, was a close second.

Gaschel chosen for Fall Island Vocal Arts Seminar

Kristina Gaschel (MM ’14, Voice) is among only nine rising musicians chosen from a national search to take part in the 2015 Fall Island Vocal Arts Seminar. Now in its fourth season, the Fall Island Vocal Arts Seminar will feature Gaschel in master classes and concerts from May 18 to May 24 at The Crane […]

Jessye Norman to Receive Peabody Medal at Commencement, May 21

One of the most accomplished artists of the century, soprano Jessye Norman will be the 2015 recipient of the George Peabody Medal for Outstanding Contributions to Music in America. The medal will be presented on Thursday, May 21, at the Peabody Conservatory’s graduation ceremony, where she will be the commencement speaker. “Jessye Norman’s life and […]

More attention for new opera Stinney

Baltimore City Paper reporter Anna Walsh sits in on a Stinney rehearsal ‘Stinney,’ an opera about a wrongly executed African-American boy, feels unfortunately timely Composer Frances Pollock talks about her new opera on WYPR’s Dan Rodricks Show. Johns Hopkins reporter Bret McCabe talks to Pollock in Peabody student composes, stages opera about racism in the South.