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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

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

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)