Peabody Johns Hopkins University Magazine

Alumni Profiles

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

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