Peabody Johns Hopkins University Magazine

Student Spotlight

Nikolai Klotchkov – BM, musical performance (saxophone); BS, interdisciplinary studies in kinesiology, computer science, and neuroscience; Auburn University, 2019 Winner of the Gulf Coast Steinway Society Concerto Competition and first prize in the Rising Talents of Americas International Competition (saxophone, 2018) Nikolai Klotchkov, a Russian-born saxophonist, scientist, and DMA student, loves

Music for New Media senior Aaron Gao’s internship led to his first television credit by Bret McCabe As a Peabody Conservatory Music for New Media student Aaron Gao realized that rhythm wasn’t his forté and practiced improving that skill by writing beat patterns. “I’m actually quite happy about this loop,

by Sarah Achenbach Jasmine Pigott carries a lot of firsts. She is on track to be the first Black female tuba player worldwide to earn a Doctor of Musical Arts degree. She’s produced the first EP of original tuba music in Black music styles composed and performed by Black tuba

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