The Kennedy Center’s Deborah Rutter to Speak at Peabody Commencement, Leon Fleisher to be Awarded the George Peabody Medal, May 23 Reply

Fleisher and RutterDeborah Rutter, president of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, will address the graduates at the Peabody Conservatory’s Commencement ceremony, which begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, May 23, in Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall. Rutter is considered one of the most influential arts administrators in the nation and respected internationally for her leadership of the world’s busiest performing arts center. More…

Trombonist Wycliffe Gordon Named Visiting Artist in Jazz Studies Reply

Wycliffe GordonTen-time Jazz Journalists Association Trombonist of the Year Wycliffe Gordon has been named a Visiting Artist in Jazz Studies at the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University for the 2018-19 academic year. Gordon will conduct lessons and master classes with Peabody students during his fall and spring semester residencies on campus. More…

John Christ Knoll Rocks at Carroll Community College Reply

KnollPreparatory faculty artist John Christ Knoll, who teaches in the Rock Band program, will sing and play guitar on the Faculty Rock and Roll Concert at Carroll Community College today, Thursday, March 22, at 7:30 pm. Knoll’s group includes James Ball, drums, president of Carroll Community College; Eric McCullough, lead guitar, Music Department chair; Jerry Wade, vocals and guitar, adjunct guitar instructor; Matt Everhart, bass, adjunct bass guitar instructor and director of the Rock Ensembles, and Chris Myers, drummer for Half Serious and Gringo Jingo.

Internationally Acclaimed Trumpeter Sean Jones to Chair Peabody Jazz Department Reply

JonesThe Artistic Director of the Pittsburgh Jazz Orchestra and Carnegie Hall’s NYO Jazz to Bolster The Conservatory’s Breakthrough Curriculum in Music Leadership

Sean Jones, an internationally acclaimed trumpeter, bandleader, composer, and educator, has been appointed the Richard and Elizabeth Case Chair in Jazz Studies at the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University. Jones will officially assume his duties as chair with the beginning of the 2018-19 academic year, and will make several introductory visits to Peabody during the Spring 2018 semester to hear auditions, conduct master classes, and work with student jazz ensembles. His appointment is the result of a months-long search which produced an outstanding field of diverse and competitive candidates from throughout the world.