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Peabody Launches New Low-Residency Master’s Programs

peabody.shield.small.blueThe Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University will launch new low-residency master’s degree programs in Composition, Computer Music, and Guitar Performance beginning in the summer of 2022. Combining a full academic year of distance learning with two compressed in-person summer sessions, the low-residency programs allow students to complete a Master of Music from one of the nation’s leading conservatories in just 13 months of study.  

“These programs harness some of the unique strengths of the Peabody Conservatory – namely our outstanding faculty and curriculum and our leadership in online course development and digital teaching and learning – to extend our reach among more non-traditional students,” noted Peabody Dean Fred Bronstein. “We are excited to be able to offer the artistic excellence and academic rigor of a Peabody degree to students beyond our Baltimore campus.”   

Students in the first cohort of Peabody’s low-residency master’s degree programs will spend four weeks on campus in June of 2022 before transitioning to fully remote learning for the Fall 2022 and Spring 2023 semesters. Their schedule of classes, private lessons, workshops, and seminars will conclude with a second four-week, in-person session in June of 2023.   

Throughout their program, students in the low-residency programs will have access to Peabody faculty, academic and artistic resources, library and tech support, and career services. Due to the accelerated timeline of the programs, the overall cost to students is significantly less than the cost of attendance for the traditional two-year, in-person degree. 

“For graduate students in music today, few programs of this caliber offer such flexibility for lives and careers,” noted Townsend Plant, Associate Dean for Enrollment and Student Life. “By combining the best aspects of both in-person and online music instruction, we’re introducing an opportunity to pursue a Peabody degree from wherever you are in the world and in your life.” 

Applications are open now, and the deadline to apply for 2022 enrollment is December 1, 2021. Learn more at 

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