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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

By Elizabeth Nonemaker  Sometimes setbacks can open up a whole new world of creative opportunity.  Just ask these five Peabody artists. Wendel Patrick (far right) teaches Hip-Hop and music production at Peabody. It might be what every musician fears most: an injury that halts playing. Worst of all are the

By Sarah Achenbach They arrived four years ago, excited to be the first students in the Conservatory’s two newest degree programs: Dance and Music for New Media. Now, on the cusp of graduation, the students featured here look back on what they’ve learned — and ahead to where their newfound

By Julie Scharper  An initiative to weave health awareness into all aspects of life at Peabody is rapidly gaining traction, challenging assumptions about musicians and pain and providing student artists with a plethora of resources to prevent and treat injuries.  Ilana Inselbuch pushed through the pain of her injury before