Iconic Jazz Pianist and Composer Herbie Hancock to Receive George Peabody Medal and Speak at Peabody Conservatory’s 2022 Graduation Ceremony

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Herbie Hancock – celebrated jazz and crossover artist, 14-time Grammy-winner, and advocate for using culture and the arts to advance peace – will receive the George Peabody Medal for Outstanding Contributions to Music in America and address graduates during the Peabody Conservatory’s 2022 Graduation ceremony on Wednesday, May 25. The George Peabody Medal is the […]

National Symposium Explores Institutional Change in the Performing Arts

November 17 event convenes performers, presenters on the need for adaptability. The disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated troubling trends in the performing arts, exposing a long-simmering need to cultivate arts institutions that are responsive to their communities and open to evolving ways of creating art. As Ben Cameron, president of the Jerome […]

Leon Fleisher Memorial Service Nov. 7

The Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University honors this singular artist and long-time member of the Conservatory faculty with a free, virtual: Leon Fleisher Memorial Service on November 7, 2021, beginning at 2:00 pm at peabody.jhu.edu/live.

Peabody Launches New Low-Residency Master’s Programs

The Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University will launch new low-residency master’s degree programs in Composition, Computer Music, and Guitar Performance beginning in the summer of 2022. Combining a full academic year of distance learning with two compressed in-person summer sessions, the low-residency programs allow students to complete a Master of Music from one of the nation’s leading conservatories in just 13 months of study.  

Laurie Rogers Appointed Interim Music Director of Peabody Opera Theatre

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Conductor, pianist, and vocal coach Laurie Rogers has been appointed interim music director of the Peabody Opera Theatre program. During the 2020-21 academic year, as guest faculty at the Peabody Conservatory, she served as music director for Peabody Opera Theatre’s Cosí fan tutte. 

Arts Industry Leaders to Examine Post-COVID Future of the Performing Arts

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A diverse roster of performing artists, arts administrators, and arts funders will explore the post-COVID landscape for the performing arts in America in a February 10 symposium hosted online by the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University. “The Next Normal: Arts Innovation and Resilience in a Post-COVID World” is a free, daylong event focused […]

National Symposium to Examine Post-COVID Future of the Performing Arts

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The performing arts industry has been thoroughly upended by the COVID-19 pandemic, with venues shut down, performances canceled, and artists out of work. A Brookings Institution report issued last summer estimated the damage in the fine and performing arts at almost 1.4 million jobs and $42.5 billion in sales lost. What does the future look like? Will audiences come back? How will the experience of the arts have […]