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Interview by Bret McCabe On Tuesday night, faculty artist Tony Arnold and 34 other Peabody artists will realize one of contemporary American music’s more daft and dazzling works, John Cage’s Song Books, a 1970 collection of 90 solos for two or more singers. The score for each solo includes instructions

Jayden Moore, 15, took up the viola through chance. He’d picked the violin on the form passed out at the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra OrchKids program, but there were no violins available among the many brass and wind and string selections. “I didn’t want to wait another day,” he recalls. “I

At Peabody Institute’s Next Normal symposium in November, panelist Alysia Lee (MM ’06, Voice) discussed equity as a way for arts institutions and organizations to engage their communities.  Lee, the founding artistic director of the El Sistema-inspired Sister Cities Girlchoir and a 2019–20 Kennedy Center Citizen Artist Fellow, clarified that

Paula Maust (MM ’16, DMA ’19, Harpsichord) began collecting works by women composers to use in her music theory classes when she first started teaching a theory course in fall 2016. Women composers were sidelined in her own music education, and she wanted to include a broader composer variety in

In February, Samuel Wilson III joined the Peabody Institute as the associate dean for finance and administration. As Peabody’s divisional business officer, he is responsible for strategically leading, planning, and organizing the Institute’s administrative functions and oversees staff in human resources, facilities, information technology, and the business office. “Sam brings

For the past five years, Joe Montcalmo,director of learning innovation and Peabody’s first employee in the instructional design field, and his tech-savvy department have been developing innovative online courses. When the pandemic hit, their work illuminated a path toward new graduate program possibilities. “During the pandemic, we realized that Peabody