Kevin Puts Featured in Stay Thirsty Magazine

Composition Professor Kevin Puts is featured in a Q&A by Stay Thirsty Magazine. The article talks about his approach to teaching, what he has learned with time, and the evolution of his process.

Matthew Stevens Releases In Common III

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Peabody jazz faculty guitarist, Matthew Stevens, and tenor saxophonist, Walter Smith III have released the third recording of their In Common project, In Common III. The recording also features NEA Jazz Masters Terri Lyne Carrington, drums, and Dave Holland, bass, and pianist Kris Davis. Stevens and Smith talk about the album and their process in […]

Amit Peled Featured on The Strad Podcast

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Amit Peled was featured in the The Strad Podcast, Episode #44 “Amit Peled on playing cello choirs.” Peled discusses various professional and educational experiences of being both a performer and instructor. In an accompanying video on The Strad website, Peled takes the solo cello part of Fauré’s Élégie, accompanied by cellists from the Mount Vernon […]

Velvet Brown Named Penn State Laureate

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Tuba professor Velvet Brown has been named the Penn State Laureate for the 2022-23 term. Brown is Penn State’s David P. Stone Chair and associate director for equity, diversity and inclusion in the College of Arts and Architecture’s School of Music. Brown will spend her Laureate term bringing visibility to the arts, humanities, and her […]

Sean Jones and NYO Jazz Release “We’re Still Here”

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Carnegie Hall’s Nation Youth Orchestra Jazz led by NYO Jazz Artistic Director and Peabody’s Richard and Elizabeth Case Chair of Jazz Studies Sean Jones will release its debut album called We’re Still Here on June 24.

Amit Peled Releases Solus et una

Amit Peled released a new record titled Solus et una. Meaning “alone and together” in Latin, the album features J. S. Bach Suites 4 and 5 and a new arrangement of the Andante from Brahms Symphony No. 3 for cello ensemble, performed by Peled’s Mount Vernon Virtuosi. Solus et una is available on all major […]

Ah Young Hong and Joel Puckett Receive 2022 Catalyst Award Grants

Associate Professor of Voice, Ah Young Hong, and Associate Professor of Music Theory, Joel Puckett, were among 38 early-career faculty members from across Johns Hopkins University selected to receive 2022 Catalyst Awards, an honor that comes with a $75,000 grant, mentoring opportunities, and institutional recognition.

Brinae Ali Leads Workshops for International Tap Dance Day

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Dance professor Brinae Ali and friends will lead multiple tap dance workshops as a part of “International Tap Dance Day” from May 25-27, 2022. The festival, organize by Ali, will feature drop-in classes, live music, and performances in partnership with the Baltimore Jazz Collective.