Peabody Johns Hopkins University Magazine

Vol. 13, No. 1 – Fall 2018

Vol. 13, No. 1 – Fall 2018

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Musicians on CallThanks to a new initiative, student musicians are improving the quality of life for hospital patients — and developing important skills as performers.Read moreTelling a Social StoryWith leaner productions no longer tied to the big stage, contemporary composers of operas are casting a fearless gaze upon some of the most serious issues in modern society — including human trafficking, terminal illness, and gender transition.Read more


Peabody Children’s Chorus Singing

The MASS that Unites

George Alderson remembers
being deeply moved by the world premiere performance of Leonard Bernstein’s MASS, A Theatre Piece for Singers, Players, and Dancers.

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The Concertgebouw, in Amsterdam

Concert Halls as Classrooms

What better place to learn about acoustics than in the physical spaces where music is performed?

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Preparatory Revives Chamber Music for Adults

Pianist Michael Auerbach, a professor of medicine at Georgetown and a hematologist and oncologist, has studied music his entire life, except for a brief time during medical school.

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The driving force behind the Peabody Conservatory’s innovative Breakthrough Curriculum is the need to provide today’s young artists with the training and skills required to be successful in their careers — skills that extend beyond simply being an excellent musician or dancer.

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Making the BSO’s Rich History Accessible

Having performed more than a century’s worth of concerts, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra has
a rich history of public performance.

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Honoring a Loved One’s Request

Physician Calvin Jones first crossed paths with his future wife, Dorothy Breneman, an interior designer, when he was completing his surgical training in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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Gift Funds a Piano and Supports Breakthrough Curriculum

Born in Shanghai, China, Ci-Ying Sun (BM ’92, MM ’94, Piano) came to the United States in the late 1980s to study at Peabody.

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Student Spotlight

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Sonia Matheus

Junior oboist Sonia Matheus, a Latina-Jewish woman, sees herself
as a natural activist in the current American political climate where
it feels like minority identities are viewed as unacceptable, she says.

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