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This fall, the Peabody Preparatory’s Tuned-In program unveiled the Misbin New Directions Ensemble, its first student ensemble to focus on string instruments. The group will fill a vital role, says Daniel Trahey, the founder of Tuned-In, a program that provides a free Peabody Preparatory education to about 100 students from

Fred Bronstein, dean of Peabody Institute, is looking at the historic campus in a whole new way. “In 2019, we took a fresh look at the strategic plan, and it was clear that we wanted to and needed to refocus on our campus,” Bronstein says. “We are growing programmatically and

The summer proved a busy time for many faculty members, with dozens participating in professional development opportunities aimed at strengthening their teaching skills. The 15 faculty participants in the Peabody Digital Teaching Collective (which first met in summer 2020 and examined how to better use remote and online pedagogical resources)

Velvet Brown grew up playing soprano bugle in a street band in Annapolis, Maryland, part of a family tradition. Her father played in a brass street band, and her grandfather drummed in a segregated U.S. Navy big band in the 1920s and founded a street band after serving in the

by Bret McCabe This week’s Talea Ensemble residency concerts debut new works by Felipe Lara and five student composers. Ten minutes into the Peabody faculty composer Felipe Lara’s Double Concerto, soloist Esperanza Spalding raises her left hand from her bass’ strings and places a vertical index finger in front of

Soprano Ah Young Hong can’t gush enough about the Peabody Institute’s new low-latency music studios, created to improve the teaching and learning experience for vocalists during COVID-19. “These rooms changed everything for me,” says Hong, associate professor of voice. In these rooms, portrait-oriented monitors, microphones, and speakers replace rehearsal studios’