Amos Fayette has been named the new director of The Music School of Delaware’s Milford Branch. Fayette has taught at Miami’s New World School of the Arts and at the Lawrence Eisman Center for Preparatory Studies in Music at Queens College. He has been a visiting teaching artist with the Academy of the Medellin Philharmonic Orchestra of Medellin, Colombia; with the Chesapeake Youth Symphony Orchestra; and with the New Jersey Symphony’s CHAMPS/El Sistema program.
Musicology faculty member David Hildebrand and former Peabody archivist Elizabeth Schaaf (’77, Voice) have written Musical Maryland: A History of Song and Performance from the Colonial Period to the Age of Radio which prominently features Peabody and is published by Johns Hopkins Press. The book is full of musical examples, engravings, paintings, drawings, and historic photographs that portrays the places around the state in which music flourished.
Internationally known dancer, choreographer, and teacher danah bella will chair new Bachelor of Fine Arts in dance program.
Building on its long history of high-level training for dancers, the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University will launch a Bachelor of Fine Arts in dance program beginning in the 2018-19 academic year, pending approval of the Maryland Higher Education Commission. danah bella, the founder of d a n a h b e l l a DanceWorks and former chair of the dance faculty at Radford University, will lead the new department. More…
The results of a 2015 Discovery Award grant, “Identifying Psychedelic and Non-Psychedelic Music Elements for Psilocybin Research,” by Peabody faculty members Oscar Bettison, Composition; Jenine Brown, Music Theory; Hollis Robbins, Humanities; and David Smooke, Music Theory; with faculty members from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science Frederick S. Barrett and Roland R. Griffiths have been released on the Frontiers of Pyschology website. Frontiers of Pyschology is a community-rooted, open-access academic publisher.
Dian Zhang (BM ’12, MM ’14, Violin), who studied with Victor Danchenko, won a first violin position at the San Francisco Opera.