Peabody Johns Hopkins University Magazine

Alumni Profiles

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

Front porch concerts, which sprung up across the country during the first months of the pandemic, were nothing new for Robert Hitz (BM ’82, Piano). The composer, pianist, and teacher had been inviting students, family members, and other guests to join him for public recitals on the porch of his

Interview by Bret McCabe Photo credit: Anthony Chang It took a global pandemic to keep conductor Gemma New (MM ’11, Conducting) in one place for an extended period of time. In the decade since leaving Peabody in 2011, New, the 2021 recipient of the Sir Georg Solti Conducting Award, crisscrossed

When Timothy Nelson (BM ’04, Composition) was named artistic director of Washington, D.C.’s IN Series opera theatre in 2018, he was already celebrated for his innovative productions throughout Europe and the United States. Critics had dubbed him “the future of opera.” And he envisioned IN Series as a force to

When Cierra Byrd (MM ’20, Voice) was accepted last summer into the Metropolitan Opera’s Lindemann Young Artist Development Program, she had been to the Met only twicein her life. “The first was with friends and we made it as far as the gift shop,” she says. “The second was February