Peabody Johns Hopkins University Magazine


In the lobby of Springwell Senior Living, nestled among groups of chairs and tables and gracious windows overlooking the woods, sits a young guy practicing scales on the guitar. Julien Xuereb (MM ’15, Guitar/ Pedagogy) lives just upstairs in the Mount Washington retirement community. As Springwell’s inaugural artist-in-residence, Mr. Xuereb

In its fifth year, the Peabody at the Lyric series will present the ground-breaking American opera Street Scene in November at the Patricia and Arthur Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric. Based on the Pulitzer Prize–winning play by Elmer Rice, Street Scene’s music was originally written for the Broadway

Walking into the arcade of the Peabody Institute last summer and seeing that “beautiful staircase again” was a magical moment for Sarah Hoover. “It’s so wonderful to be back,” she says. “I feel like I’ve come home.” Effective July 1, Dr. Hoover began work as Peabody’s special assistant to the

The music of Pulitzer Prize–winning composer and Peabody Conservatory faculty artist Kevin Puts will be featured on a new recording by the Peabody Symphony Orchestra (PSO) and conductor Marin Alsop, music director of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) and director of Peabody’s graduate conducting program. Slated for release on the

This summer, the hills were alive with the sound of music once again as the Peabody Children’s Chorus traveled to Austria and Germany on a whirlwind 11-day tour. Some 130 people, mostly children, swarmed the cities of Ulm, Salzburg, and Vienna in matching, brightly colored shirts, enjoying the sites and

When Courtney Orlando came to the Peabody Institute in 2004 to teach ear training and sight singing, some students and faculty members approached her about having contemporary classical music at the Conservatory. As a founding member of the pioneering new music ensemble Alarm Will Sound, Dr. Orlando felt presenting more