Peabody Johns Hopkins University Magazine

Vol. 14, No. 1 – Fall 2019

Vol. 14, No. 1 – Fall 2019

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Marina Piccinini with Leonard Slatkin conducting

New Peabody CD Features the Work of Aaron Jay Kernis

The Peabody Symphony Orchestra’s second commercial recording in four years, highlighting the music of composer Aaron Jay Kernis, features flute soloist and Peabody professor Marina Piccinini and conductors Marin Alsop, Peabody director of graduate conducting and music director of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, and Leonard Slatkin, music director of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra.

Peabody Faculty Rankings in Place

This fall, the Peabody Conservatory rolled out its first-ever rank and promotion process for faculty members, marking a true milestone for Peabody, which historically had operated under a system of annual contracts.

Nathan Scott and Susan Weiss co-teach a course where students learn to make instruments by hand.

Instrumental Engineering

Peabody courses that are open to Homewood students are few and far between. Courses that provide an opportunity to get practical experience in a lab setting are also scarce.

Reflection of Jean Eichelberger Ivey in a Moog Synthesizer, ca. 1970s

50 Years of Looking to the Future

Peabody Computer Music enjoys unprecedented standing as the first electronic music studio in a music conservatory in the United States.

Headshot of Beth Steward

Nurturing ‘Change-Makers’ in the Arts

For years, Beth Stewart (KSAS BA ’04, Latin American Studies; BM ’04, MM ’06, GPD ’09, Voice) had an idea floating around in her head.

Headshot of Jill McGovern

New Board Chair with a Long Hopkins History Appointed

Growing up, Jill McGovern played the violin from age 5 through high school, when she reached the first chair of the second violin section in her school orchestra, the pinnacle of her violin career.

Headshot of Ci-Ying Sun

Ci-Ying Sun and Marc von May Join Advisory Board

The Peabody Institute is pleased to announce two new additions to the Peabody Institute Advisory Board (piab).

Dance Clinic

Supporting the Health of Young Performers

As a former dancer and educator, Lori Raphael has seen firsthand how injuries can jeopardize a career.

Ashna Pathan

Settling New Scores

Ashna Pathan discovered her love of music listening to her father’s favorite albums.