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The Navajo Nation radio station in Tuba City, Arizona, can take credit for most of undergraduate composition major Michael Begay’s musical roots. Growing up on the reservation, he soaked in the station’s rock, blues, oldies, and country music. Sundays meant gathering with his parents and older brothers to listen to

Kaylin Liu started rehearsing for the Peabody Conservatory’s Marbury Competition for Undergraduate Violinists in October. It requires entrants to prepare two rounds of repertoire—a preliminary one featuring any work(s) totaling no more than 15 minutes to showcase technical command and artistry, and a final one featuring a concert-length program of

Kaijeh Johnson, a senior Vocal Performance and Music Education double major, loves being at the confluence of his three passions: performance, education, and activism. Johnson is president of the Black Student Union and diversity and inclusion co-chair for the Peabody General Assembly. Now, as the winner of a $5,000 Peabody

Interview by Sarah Achenbach In December 2018, Ui-Seng François had nearly completed her first semester as a dance major at Peabody when her aunt sent her a Playbill casting call for a newly imagined revival of the Broadway classic West Side Story. The production, created by experimental director Ivo van