Peabody Johns Hopkins University Magazine

Vol. 13, No. 2 – Spring 2019

Vol. 13, No. 2 – Spring 2019

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Bloomberg Makes Transformative Gift

In November 2018, Johns Hopkins University announced a transformative gift of $1.8 billion from philanthropist, business leader, and three-term New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg (Engr BS ’64, Electrical Engineering) to support undergraduate financial aid.

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Mathieson Takes Helm as Peabody Preparatory Director

Last summer, after a robust national search, experienced arts executive and educator Maria Mathieson began her position as the new director of the Peabody Preparatory.

Peabody Dancers

New Programs Off to a Strong Start

This academic year marked the launch of two major new programs at Peabody — the BFA Dance and the Music for New Media programs.

Music for New Media Students

Scholarship Program Expands Possibilities

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New Concepts, New Connections

Thanks in part to Jacomo Bairos (GPD ’11, Conducting), Miami is enjoying a major addition to its cultural renaissance.

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Supporting Music With a Sense of Purpose

“The arts have the power to shape society, to give us a sense of purpose.” Equal parts personal creed and pub- lic mission, Nancy Grasmick’s words have inspired her storied career in education — she was state superintendent for Maryland Schools from 1991 to 2011 — and her recent $1 million pledge for Peabody’s innovative new Breakthrough Curriculum.

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Three Dynamic Leaders Join Board

Under the direction of Dean Fred Bronstein, important institutional changes have occurred with the Peabody Institute’s volunteer leadership.

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Moving With the Music

Chase Brian Fittin, a first-year student in the inaugural BFA Dance program at Peabody, has trained in all styles of dance since he was 6 years old but says his favorite style is a blend of contemporary and hip-hop.