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By Bret McCabe As Peabody students prepare to become citizen artists, a strong grounding in the liberal arts is crucial. The First Amendment of the United States Constitution reads: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of

With students back on campus, large ensemble rehearsals and performances can once again take center stage. Photography by Larry Canner, Ben Johnson, and Will Kirk Peabody Symphony Orchestra Baltimore Baroque Band New Orleans Peabody Symphony Orchestra NEXT Ensemble NEXT Ensemble Now Hear This Laptop Ensemble Pan American Jazz Ensemble Now

By Sue De Pasquale Photography from the Peabody Archives Since 1871, composers at Peabody have had a far-reaching impact on the world of music — creating seminal works, innovating composition techniques and genres, and sharing their considerable wisdom with generations of young composers. Read about just some of these compelling

The seismic challenges facing the performing arts extend beyond a speedy vaccine rollout for COVID-19. Here’s what today’s artists must do to prepare for the “next normal.”

By Lacey Ann Johnson The Peabody Preparatory, long a Baltimore hub of arts instruction for children and teens, is dramatically expanding its programming to reach adults from a variety of music and dance backgrounds. In the final session of his Intro to Music Production and Beatmaking course, hip-hop artist Wendel

By Rachel Wallach If this were a movie, it would open with a montage blending Peabody’s Grand Arcade with Homewood’s Gilman Hall with the Maryland Institute College of Arts’ Brown Center. As the upbeat, slightly edgy music swells, a new image materializes: an enormous white 1930s-era building on Baltimore’s North