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Interviews by Mary ZajacIllustration by John W. Tomac With Johns Hopkins launching a new presence in our nation’s capital, Peabody talks with artists and cultural leaders about the roles of artists and their art in society. When George Peabody founded the Peabody Institute and Library in 1857, he envisioned a

Interview by Elizabeth Nonemaker Composer Paola Prestini talks about brining writing, collaboration, and advocacy to her creative practice. Since the beginning of her career, Paola Prestini (BM ’95) has been guided by an ethos that marries her artistic ambitions as a composer with her values for interdisciplinary exchange and people-focused

By Bret McCabe A new model purchasing agreement for digital scores, spearheaded by Peabody’s Kathleen DeLaurenti aims to empower today’s independent composers. Over the summer, composer and tuba player Chanell Crichlow contacted music libraries asking if they would like to acquire any of her scores. She trained at the Manhattan

By Richard ByrneIllustrations by Sarah Jones How the post-pandemic push to think big again is paying off. Peabody faculty artist Du Yun is the composer of Where We Lost Our Shadows. There is a palpable buzz of expectancy in the Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall on this gray Monday afternoon in

By Bret McCabe Peabody’s Jazz program continues to grow as faculty bring community and classroom closer together. The Peabody Jazz Ensemble performed at the 2023 Jack Rudin Jazz Championship. Three days before the Peabody Jazz Ensemble makes its first appearance at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Jack Rudin Jazz Championship in

By Mary Zajac Across Peabody, opportunities abound for students to explore and refine their own creative expression. The singers and composers in Opera Études find that collaborative process can have a lasting impact. A murmur of voices rises and falls through the weak winter light in Leakin Hall, Room 114.