Peabody faculty Oscar Bettison, David Smooke, and Hollis Robbins win JHU Discovery Award

Faculty members Oscar Bettison, David Smooke (MM ’95, Composition), and Hollis Robbins, chair of the Humanities Department, are part of an interdisciplinary team who were awarded a 2015-16 Discovery Award, new JHU grants to support interdisciplinary work. The project with School of Medicine faculty Frederick Barrett and Roland Griffiths is titled Identifying Psychedelic and Non-Psychedelic […]

Diana Cantrelle participates in Vocalypse Productions

Mezzo-soprano Diana Cantrelle (MM ’12, Voice, Pedagogy) has been selected to participate in Vocalypse Productions, Canada. Pairing six singers with six composers, Miss Cantrelle is co-writing and performing “All that Glitters” with Canadian composer Matthew Tozer. The new work will premiere in Nova Scotia in August 2015. Miss Cantrelle studied voice with William Sharp and […]

Kevin Puts wins Johns Hopkins Catalyst Award

Kevin Puts, chair of the Composition Department, has won a Johns Hopkins Catalyst Award for his composition, The City (Symphony No. 5). A new multimedia work which celebrates the vibrancy of cities and Baltimore in particular, The City will receive its world premiere by the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra in April. The Catalyst Award provides grants […]

Peabody Children’s Chorus concert tour

The Peabody Children’s Chorus embarked on its concert tour of Germany and Austria on June 26. The group performed in St Blasius Parish Church as part of the Ehingen Musiksommer Festival and a joint concert in Bergheim Parish church with the Musikhauptschule Lamprechtshausen, as well recitals in Laxenburg Parish Church and St. Stephen’s Cathedral. In […]

Peter Lee and Mark Cudek nominated for Golden Melody Award

Peter Lee (BM ’06, MM ’08, Voice) and faculty artist Mark Cudek (MM ’82, Lute) have been nominated as the Best Producer for their CD Greensleeves in the 26th Annual Golden Melody Awards in Taiwan. which had recorded at Nov. 2013 by Mr. Cudek, Mr. Lee, Andrew Arceci (BM ’08, Double Bass), John Armato (BM […]

Three Preparatory students featured in The Sun

Three Preparatory students – Mateen Milan, Brandon Woody, and Sola Fadiran – are featured as young rising artists in an article for The Baltimore Sun, “Coming up: young performing artists on the rise in the Baltimore region.” Mr. Milan will attend the Peabody Conservatory in the fall.

Trio Phoenix’s Asia tour

Trio Phoenix – GPD students Alan Choo (MM ’14, Violin) and Akkra Yeunyonghattaporn (MM ’13, Piano), and Tzu-Jou Yeh (MM ’15, Cello) – performed on an Asia tour from June 23- July 6 in Hsinchu City 300, Taiwan; Singapore; and Bangkok.

Hersch documentary on Vimeo

Richard Anderson’s acclaimed documentary, The Sudden Pianist, now available for free viewing on Vimeo. An official selection of the 2013 American Documentary Film Festival, the NYC Independent Film Festival and others, the film explores Michael Hersch’s music for the piano over the course of the past two decades and his performances of it, from his […]

Maggie and Mark O’Connor release new CD

Maggie O’Connor (BM ’13; MM ’14, Violin) appears on the new album Duo with her husband Mark O’Connor to be released August 5. The CD is a series of American classics and originals in a violin duet setting, with beautiful and virtuosic interplay.