Abra Bush Named to Inaugural Board of Directors for NIMAN Reply

Bush_headshot-1Senior Associate Dean of Institute Studies Abra Bush has been named to the inaugural Board of Directors for the National Instrumentalist Mentoring + Advancement Network, a national coalition that works to align, promote, and develop equitable opportunities and inclusive environments to advance BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) instrumentalists to thrive in classical music.

Abra Bush Named to CMS Task Force Reply

Bush_headshot-1Senior Associate Dean of Institute Studies Abra Bush has been appointed to the College Music Society’s Presidential Task Force. Co-chaired by acclaimed pianist Awadagin Pratt (CCM) and leading change agent Mary Javian (Curtis Institute), the task force will conduct a yearlong examination of the state of the profession in and out of the academy and recommend a bold, inter-institutional project that tests and implements strategies for leading systemic change in 2022 and beyond.

The Conductor Will Be Screened at 2021 Tribeca Film Festival Reply

The Conductor TribecaThe Conductor – a documentary about women conductors and centered around Marin Alsop – will be screened as a “Viewpoint” film at the 2021 Tribeca Film Festival in June. Written and directed by Krieger School Professor Bernadette Wegenstein, the film was shot in part on Peabody’s campus and at Peabody’s 2018 performance of Leonard Bernstein’s MASS.