FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Peabody Conservatory to Offer DMA Fellowships Beginning Fall 2015
Up to Three Full-Tuition Awards May be Offered.
October 30, 2014, Baltimore: The Peabody Conservatory will offer new fellowships to Doctor of Musical Arts students starting in the fall semester of 2015. The Dean’s DMA Fellowships will be awarded to up to three new DMA students who demonstrate excellence in both academic scholarship and musical performance. Recipients of the fellowships will receive full tuition for the duration of their two-year residency.
“Peabody’s DMA program is one of the Conservatory’s distinguishing strengths and attracts talented musicians from all over the world,” said Dean Fred Bronstein, who will oversee selection of the fellows in consultation with the DMA Committee. “With these new fellowships, we can help the most promising young artists further their careers under the tutelage of Peabody’s renowned faculty.”
The DMA program at the Peabody Conservatory provides students with the highest level of professional training in musical performance, conducting, or composition. Applied study in the major field is supported by extensive academic work in musicology and music theory. Notable faculty members include Boris Slutsky, Leon Fleisher, Yong Hi Moon, Manuel Barrueco, Kevin Puts, and Michael Hersch.
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About the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University
Located in the heart of Baltimore’s Mount Vernon Cultural District, the Peabody Institute was founded in 1857 as America’s first academy of music by philanthropist George Peabody. Today, Peabody boasts a preeminent faculty, a nurturing, collaborative learning environment, and the academic resources of one of the nation’s leading universities, Johns Hopkins, with which Peabody affiliated in 1977. Through its degree-granting Conservatory and its community-based Preparatory music and dance school, Peabody trains musicians and dancers of every age and at every level, from small children to seasoned professionals, from dedicated amateurs to winners of international competitions. Among the Conservatory’s most illustrious alumni are pianist Andre Watts, vocalists James Morris and Richard Cassilly of the Metropolitan Opera, jazz bassist Joe Byrd, Grammy-winning violist Kim Kashkashian, and Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Dominick Argento. Each year, Peabody stages nearly 1,000 concerts and performances, ranging from classical to contemporary to jazz, many of them free — a testament to the vision of George Peabody.