Peabody Johns Hopkins University Magazine


Peabody Preparatory bass trombone student Jahi Alexander describes himself as disciplined, responsible, respectful, and trustworthy—largely, he says, thanks to his involvement in Peabody’s Woodwind, Brass, and Percussion Academy. “This program made me into a musician and the person I am today, who wants to continue to be an artist when

Up on stage at the august Johns Hopkins Club, veteran drummer Ralph Peterson leads the members of his Fo’tet through an intensely kinetic tune from the group’s most recent album. Looking on, a crowd of approximately 100 people—arrayed directly in front of the band, as well as to its left

A year after she began guitar studies at Peabody in the 1990s, Serap Bastepe-Gray (BM ’96, MM ’99, Guitar) developed tennis elbow. “It was devastating,” she recalls. A medical doctor, Bastepe-Gray sought advice from three physician friends: a neurologist, an internist, and an orthopedic surgeon. “They would examine me and

When Henderson-Hopkins School opened its doors in East Baltimore in January 2014, the state-of-the-art facility became the first new public school built in Baltimore City in more than 30 years. Now, with some help from the Peabody Institute, those halls are echoing with music. Each Tuesday night at Henderson- Hopkins,

Next month, the Peabody Institute will open its doors to the community for the sixth annual Fret Festival, a one-day event featuring workshops, lectures, master classes, ensembles, and a concert by world-class guitarists. The annual Guitar Department event was first created in an effort to connect with the community and

If only the secret to producing a child who loves playing musical instruments was just that: a secret waiting to be shared and tapped. Author Amy Nathan knows it’s much more complicated. “There’s never one right way when it comes to kids,” says Nathan. “You really have to be tuned