What a Night

by Margaret Bell It’s 8:00 on a Tuesday night. Just a normal weekday night for most but not for the Rush family. Jeanette and Victor Rush’s oldest daughter Kymberli Joye performed live yesterday on national television as a contestant on The Voice. Tonight they find out if she advances further in the competition. But they’re […]

INTERPLAY: A Collaborative Teaching and Performance Project

This is a guest post by UMBC Music Professor Airi Yoshioka. When UMBC President Freeman Hrabowski and Peabody Dean Fred Bronstein met in 2015 upon the opening of UMBC’s Performing Arts and Humanities Building, the seed was planted for a possible collaborative project between the two institutions.  Dr. Sarah Hoover (Special Assistant to the Dean […]

Peabody Dance 2017 Spring Showcase “Reactions”

Three world premieres, iconic classics, and a host of Peabody Dance and Washington School of Ballet students graced the stage in Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall last week for “Reactions,” the Peabody Dance 2017 Spring Showcase.

Out in the open: putting away the shame we feel about performance anxiety

This is a guest post by violinist and GPD candidate Kaleigh Acord. One wave of compassion in the global community these days takes the form of efforts to combat stigma around mental illness. Parts of the ongoing conversation are acknowledging mental health as a valid issue, and helping people not to feel “abnormal,” “weak,” or […]

Peabody Harp Department Presents Baltimore Dimensions at Thursday Noon

Walking into Cohen-Davison Family Theatre on Thursday, the audience knew this wouldn’t be a typical recital. Maybe it was the beams of purple light swirling across the walls, stage, and ceiling. This was a sneak peak at the Peabody Harp Department’s new multimedia project, Baltimore Dimensions.

The Music of Science

When composition master’s student KokJun Phang submitted his portfolio for a composition competition suggested by faculty artist Kevin Puts, he had no idea that the commissioning organization was a Johns Hopkins affiliate responsible for research and advancements over the last 75 years in biomedicine, ballistic missile testing, satellite technology, radar tracking, satellite oceanography, defense satellite […]

Graduate Conducting Program Visits BSO

Photography by Richard Anderson Students in the graduate conducting program traveled to the Meyerhoff Symphony Hall last week to participate in a master class with the musicians of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and Marin Alsop, music director of the BSO and director of the graduate conducting program at Peabody.

Celebrating Peabody Founder’s Day

All around Peabody’s campus yesterday, there were blue ribbons and posters depicting fellow students, staff, and faculty members. They were posted to celebrate Founder’s Day, the day that George Peabody signed Peabody’s founding documents 159 years ago – February 12, 1857. To honor his philanthropy and all the donors who have continued to support the […]

Finals Week Fun with Musical Puzzles and Games

This is a guest post by Bailey Myers, master’s student in horn performance. It’s finals week! As the end of the semester approaches and Peabody students are tucked away in every corner of Friedheim Music Library studying for exams, Mark Janello’s graduate music theory seminar class “Musical Puzzles, Games, and Machines” has lifted spirits and […]