Peabody Johns Hopkins University Magazine


By Richard Byrne Illustrations 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

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.

By Elizabeth NonemakerIllustration by Stephanie Dalton-Cowan What creative and career value do they have in today’s musical landscape? Our musicians weigh in. DMA student Ching-Yi Lin has entered a competition roughly every month this year. The stage is black, the hall dim; but the piccolo and high pizzicato violins seem

By Linell Smith Steeped in the entrepreneurial skills needed to succeed in the performing arts today, recent graduates of Peabody’s innovative curriculum are well-equipped to thrive. Olivia Rainoff (MM ’20, Cello) remembers the excitement of embracing a job many would consider foolhardy: producing a classical concert in a Brooklyn cemetery

By Mary K. ZajacAll photos courtesy of the military bands Military bands, which date back almost to the country’s founding, continue to flourish today, offering musicians a rewarding career in service to our nation. Just ask these alumni. Army Master Sergeant Brian Sacawa (right) has logged 19 years with the