Peabody Alumna Juliet McComas Passes Away

juliet mccomas

The Peabody community is saddened by the loss of Juliet McComas (BM ’71, MM ’74, Piano). Inspired by her studies at Peabody with Dr. Konrad Wolff, McComas created the Annual Keyboard Marathon, featuring the piano faculty of the San Francisco Community Music Center, in 2004. One of the most popular musical events in the community, […]

Violinist Victor Danchenko Has Died

Victor Danchenko

The Peabody Institute is saddened to hear of the passing of Victor Danchenko, the internationally renowned violinist and pedagogue who served on our Conservatory faculty from 1992 until his retirement in 2016.

Peabody Mourns Leon Fleisher

Fred Bronstein, dean of the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University, released the following statement today, upon news of the death of Leon Fleisher.  

George Peabody Medalist Jessye Norman Passes Away

The Peabody Institute mourns the passing of soprano Jessye Norman, winner of the 2015 George Peabody Medal for Outstanding Contributions to Music in America. “Our world has suffered a great loss with the death of Jessye Norman, among the most accomplished artists of our time. Her powerful voice won her acclaim on performing stages the […]

Composer and Pianist George Walker Dies

George Walker, who served on the piano faculty of the Peabody Conservatory in the mid-1970s, died last week at the age of 96. In his New York Times obituary, Walker was described as “a composer who broke barriers during a long and distinguished career.” In 1996, he was the first black composer to win the […]

Peabody Alumna Ruth Buettner Renneburg Passes Away at 97

Baltimore native and Peabody alumna Ruth Buettner Renneburg (TC ’40, BM ’42, MM ’48 Piano; BS ’41, JHU) passed away on Monday, May 22, 2017, due to complications from a stroke at the Brightwood retirement community in Lutherville, Md.