School Children Experience Opera at Peabody Reply

Megan Heavner picks audience members to perform in Papageno.

Peabody Opera Outreach hosted several Baltimore area schools – some as far away as Annapolis and one from the Mount Vernon neighborhood – for its performance of Papageno at Peabody’s Miriam A. Friedberg Hall on Friday, April 7. Papageno is a shortened and English version of Mozart’s The Magic Flute from the point of view of Papageno. More…

Pulitzer Winner Du Yun and Felipe Lara will join Peabody Conservatory Composition Faculty Reply

new_comp_fac_postFaculty additions underscore the Conservatory’s strategic commitment to music of living composers.

Composers Du Yun, who last week was awarded the Pulitzer Prize, and Felipe Lara, hailed for his “voluptuous, elemental lyricism,” will join the artist faculty of the Peabody Conservatory’s highly regarded Composition Department beginning in the fall semester of the 2017-18 academic year. They come to Peabody in the midst of numerous initiatives and developments demonstrating the Conservatory’s renewed commitment to creating, performing, and celebrating the music of our time. More…

Ella Green and Zoe Sheller Chosen to Perform in Honors Recital Reply

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Teen Voice Honors recitalists Ella Green, a Preparatory voice student in studio of Carol Cavey-Miles, and Zoe Sheller, Preparatory voice student in studio of Alina Kozinska, were selected by adjudicators Diva Alba, Patrick Cook, and Kyle Engler to sing on the Honors Recital on Sunday, April 2 at 6:00 pm in Cohen-Davison Family Theatre. Ms. Green, 17, is a senior at Severn School, and Ms. Sheller, 16, is a junior at James M. Bennett High School in Salisbury, Md.

George Peabody Library Hosts Film Screening of “On The Threshold of Winter” Reply

Pre-screening panel discussion explores the journey of turning Peabody composer Michael Hersch’s “searing” opera into a film.

March 22, 2017, Baltimore, MD: The film version of Peabody Conservatory faculty composer Michael Hersch’s acclaimed monodrama On the Threshold of Winter will receive its local premiere in a screening at the George Peabody Library on Friday, April 7. The opera, which received its world premiere in 2014 and depicts a single character struggling through the intense emotional and physical turmoil of her final weeks with cancer, is hailed as “a work of great originality, daring, and disturbing power” (The Baltimore Sun) and “a masterpiece” (Cotidianul). More…

Thomas Dolby to Lead Music for New Media Program at Peabody Reply


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New Bachelor of Music degree designed to meet growing interest in composing and producing music for emerging and interactive media.

Music innovator, tech trailblazer, author, and Johns Hopkins Homewood Professor of the Arts Thomas Dolby will lead a new four-year undergraduate degree program in Music for New Media at the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University, slated to enroll its first cohort of students in the fall semester of 2018. Music for New Media will combine studies in music, composition, programming, and visual media to prepare students for careers in new and emerging platforms such as computer games and virtual reality. More…