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Music Theory Associate Professor Jenine Brown investigates the psychological effects of various harmonic progressions, publishing her research in journals such as Music Perception and the Journal of New Music Research. Earlier this year she received a 2023 Johns Hopkins Catalyst Award, which will fund the Peabody Harmony Lab, a cognition

Photo credit: Will Kirk Kris Chesky has joined Johns Hopkins University as a Bloomberg Distinguished Professor in Performing Arts and Health, a joint appointment at the Peabody Institute and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His appointment will help establish a new academic department in Performing Arts and Health and

by Joan Cramer For Alexander Shtarkman, professor and chair of Peabody’s Piano Department—and, really, for everyone at Peabody who loves pianos—it’s a dream come true. Last spring, Shtarkman and three fellow Peabody piano aficionados traveled to Hamburg, Germany, to acquire the Conservatory’s first Hamburg Steinway. Rare in the U.S., these

In partnership with the YMCA of Frederick County, the Peabody Preparatory has opened a new campus in Frederick, Maryland, this fall. Peabody Preparatory teachers are now offering private lessons in violin, viola, cello, flute, guitar, piano, and voice at the Y Arts Center, a 20,000-square-foot hub for creativity in the

Created and led by Mark Cudek since 1988, the Peabody Renaissance Ensemble celebrates its 35th anniversary. This year, the Peabody Renaissance Ensemble (PRE) celebrates its 35th anniversary with its spring program, If Music Be the Food of Love, a special collaboration with the Chesapeake Shakespeare Company. Along with actors from

The Peabody-Levine ensemble brings together guitar students from Baltimore and Washington, D.C. Young guitarists in the Baltimore/ Washington, D.C., region have new opportunities for musical growth and community with the launch last October of the Peabody-Levine Guitar Ensemble Collaboration Project. The collaboration between Peabody Preparatory’s Guitar Performance Academy and Levine