Peabody Johns Hopkins University Magazine

Vol. 12, No. 1 – Fall 2017

Vol. 12, No. 1 – Fall 2017

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BFA in Dance to Launch in Fall 2018

Building on its long history of high-level training for dancers, the Peabody Institute will launch a Bachelor of Fine Arts in dance begin- ning in the 2018-19 academic year.

Virtual reality. Augmented reality. Video games and apps.

New Media Program for a New Marketplace

Virtual reality. Augmented reality. Video games and apps.

Changing the Culture Around Injury

This fall, with the opening of the Peabody Clinic for Performing Artists, students and faculty gained easy access to an on-campus resource for assessment, treatment, and therapy for the injuries and conditions associated with their art.

In Step with Advances in Dance Pedagogy

Gabriella, an 8-year-old from Delaware, may not have known the names of guest faculty at Peabody Dance’s 2016 Day of Master Classes — but the teachers observing the Elementary Ballet session certainly did.

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Joseph Young Tapped as Artistic Director of Ensembles

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Hillary Hahn at Peabody Commencement

Hilary Hahn Headlines Commencement

Internationally renowned violinist Hilary Hahn, who began her violin studies as a child at the Peabody Preparatory, returned to Peabody as this year’s commencement speaker on May 23 in Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall.

Left to right: Faculty artist Boris Slutsky, PIAB Chair Taylor Hannex, Marc von May, and Dean Fred Bronstein toured the Steinway and Sons piano factory in August 2017.

Introducing the Piano Excellence Fund

This year Peabody has established the Piano Excellence Fund to provide new, quality pianos across campus, including Steinway pianos for the concert halls and for use in practice rooms and piano studios.

Composer Aaron Jay Kernis and Marin Alsop work with the orchestra during the recording.

Supporting Technological Innovations

Larry and Jane Droppa have committed a generous gift of $100,000 to support technology initiatives at the Peabody Institute.

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Catching Up with Najette Abouelhadi

After earning her bachelor's degree from Peabody last May, cellist Najette Abouelhadi has returned to Peabody to continue her studies with Alan Stepansky as a GPD candidate.