Peabody Johns Hopkins University Magazine

Alumni Profiles

by Marc Shapiro When Irene Sazer (BM ’81, Violin) was diagnosed with breast cancer during the pandemic, it was an isolating experience, but the concept of mycorrhiza (the symbiotic relationship between plants and fungi) greatly comforted her. “I would think about the people in my life and I would imagine

Engineering was Karl Wingate’s backup plan to appease his mom. The Baltimore native played guitar in rock bands as a teenager, and would record music on home computers and friends’ laptops. However, at some point at Towson University, where he studied electronic media and film with an audio production focus,

Amir Farsi (BM ’16, Flute) likes to ruminate. From March until August 2020, alone in his New Haven, Connecticut, apartment, Farsi immersed himself in flute practice and his thoughts.  A weekly Zoom book club with friends to discuss works such as Stanislavski’s An Actor Prepares, Descartes, and more gave him

Four months after Rebecca Lee (BFA ’22, Dance) walked across the Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall stage during Peabody’s 2022 graduation ceremony she was running around Gansevoort Plaza in the Meatpacking District of lower Manhattan, leaping up onto a white stage on the street, and then climbing one of those

Richard Antoine White (BM ’96, Tuba) is slowly turning a dream into a reality.  Since the fall 2020 publication of his memoir, I’m Possible: A Story of Survival, a Tuba, and the Small Miracle of a Big Dream (Flatiron Books), the University of New Mexico tuba professor and principal tubist

Interview by Bret McCabe The estimated 103.4 million viewers tuning into the Super Bowl LVI halftime show in February caught an enthusiastic love letter to 1990s hip-hop featuring Dr. Dre, Mary J. Blige, Eminem, Snoop Dogg—and Baltimore’s own Dontae Winslow (BM ’97, MM ’99, Trumpet). Winslow, playing his signature Adams