This fall, the Peabody Conservatory will launch the Breakthrough Curriculum, aimed at expanding on the traditional conservatory experience to ensure Peabody graduates are fully prepared for success as 21st century musicians.
A goddess, an entire class from Hogwarts, and the Statue of Liberty playing cellos; several princesses, superheroes, and more wizards on violin — all perform with a crazy cat lady and a knight.
For centuries, the process of becoming a top-tier musician has been opaque: A student meets with an instructor for a lesson, practices in isolation for hours, meets again with the instructor the next week, retreats to the practice room again ... repeating the cycle for years, with an occasional public performance to showcase the results.
She was a North Dakota farm girl who had perfect pitch and as a toddler would tell her piano-playing older sister: “Wrong note! Wrong note!” when she hit an errant key.
In January 2015, Jeremy Huber, 18, a freshman in the Johns Hopkins Krieger School of Arts and Sciences and a defenseman for the Johns Hopkins men’s lacrosse team, died suddenly due to complications from pneumonia and flu.
Student Mary Burke (BM '16, Voice), a mezzo-soprano, says the scholarships she has received during her time at the Peabody Conservatory push her to be the best singer she can be.