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Peabody’s LAUNCHPad Office Introduces Max Q: A Podcast Interviewing Recent Alumni

MobileAs part of the LAUNCHPad office’s mission to help students and alumni forge satisfying and successful careers, they are launching Max Q. Max Q is an interview podcast for anyone interested in, or currently pursuing careers in the performing arts. LAUNCHPad is excited to share these conversations about pathways to building varied, vibrant, and sustainable lives in the arts.

The name Max Q comes from a term for the most stressful part of a rocket’s ascent. The podcast focuses on a similar, often difficult time for new alumni – the initial period following graduation. Max Q features recent Peabody graduates discussing the challenges they have faced since completing their studies, their different jobs, what they have since learned, and how their education has impacted their lives as working professionals. Each episode will be hosted by a member of the Peabody LAUNCHPad staff – Dr. Zane Forshee, Christina Manceor, and Robin McGinness.

The first episode featuring Ryan Tani (MM ‘17, Conducting) is already live. Upcoming episodes will feature Ledah Finck (BM ‘16, MM ‘18, Violin), Molly Young (MM ‘13, Voice, Early Music), and Zoe Fried (BM ‘15, MM ‘16, Oboe). You can listen and subscribe wherever you currently listen to podcasts, just search for “LAUNCHPad Max Q”

For questions or if you are interested in being a guest, please email

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