When students returned to campus for the fall semester, they discovered an exciting new performance space had been created for them over the summer.
On the face of it, librettist Peter M. Krask’s and composer Daniel Crozier’s opera, With Blood, With Ink, seems a curious candidate to enter the contemporary repertoire.
Osita Atikpoh says he will always remember the day he learned he’d been accepted into the Peabody Conservatory for fall 2014. “It was one of the best feelings in the world, reading the acceptance letter,” he says.
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.
Back in the 1970s, when celebrated English bass-baritone John Shirley-Quirk was engaged to perform in Haydn's The Creation with the Cincinnati Symphony, James Conlon conducting, the first rehearsal began with Shirley-Quirk singing in English. Conlon stopped the proceedings, noting, apologetically, that the work would be performed in German. Unperturbed, Shirley-Quirk quickly resumed, this time in flawless German.
The Peabody Preparatory’s annual spring recital has been named to honor the Preparatory’s longtime director, Lynn Taylor Hebden, who died in February 2013. Held on May 4, the Lynn Taylor Hebden Recital featured students who were selected through the Part-Recital Competition judged by professional musicians.
Washington Garcia’s saga reads as if lifted from the pages of a vintage Hollywood screenplay: Piano prodigy born and raised in a foreign nation (Ecuador) receives full scholarship to esteemed American music institution (Peabody) ....
As a youngster, Audrey McCallum began her private piano studies in the home of Miriam Sachs, a Peabody Preparatory instructor who eventually gave McCallum a full scholarship to study with her at the Preparatory.
Bienvenido S.P. Panganiban was certainly grateful for the generosity of spirit and resources shown by unanticipated benefactors when he arrived from his native Philippines to study at Peabody in the early 1950s.
The name of late legendary jazz bassist and Peabody alumnus Joe Byrd has become permanently associated with Peabody’s principal jazz performance space with the formal rededication of East Hall as Joe Byrd Hall.
A 1920 score of Trois Préludes et Fugues, hand-annotated by composer Marcel Dupré for organist Arthur Poister, is among an extensive collection of scores, books, and music donated..
Baltimore philanthropists Robert E. Meyerhoff and Rheda Becker have donated $1 million to establish the Leon Fleisher Studio Scholarship Fund at Peabody, which is designated to support students studying with renowned pianist and faculty artist Leon Fleisher.