The Peabody Institute shares and emphasizes the dismay expressed by the Johns Hopkins University regarding the recent guidance issued for the Student and Exchange Visitor Program. Our international students are valued members of the Peabody community and we believe that this needlessly restrictive pronouncement has the potential to negatively impact them as individuals and our community as a whole. While we work with the University to resolve many unanswered questions about implementation of this rule, our goal is to identify options which might mitigate the impact of this decision on the lives and studies of our international students. We will be in touch with continuing international students very soon to offer guidance. As always, the Peabody Institute remains committed to providing the highest level of performing arts training to the world’s most talented artists and performers.
American conductor Norman Huynh (MM ’13, Conducting) has been appointed the new music director of Bozeman Symphony in Bozeman, Montana. He’s been serving as the associate music director of the Oregon Symphony.
Adam Golka (’08, Piano) joined violinist Francesca dePasquale in an online performance of Dvořák’s Romance in F minor, as part of Chesapeake Music’s Virtual Virtuosi!, a virtual music festival. The concert, on Sunday, June 7 at 5:30 pm, highlighted festival artists playing works recorded at home.
Caitlin Vincent (MM ’09, Voice) writes in The Conversation, a global network of newsrooms, that by moving artistic offerings online, companies have undervalued their own product similar to the newspaper industry’s shift to online platforms.
On Friday, July 3, at 8:00 pm ET, Sandbox Percussion – Victor Caccese (BM ’11, Percussion), Terry Sweeney (BM ’13, Percussion), Ian Rosenbaum (BM ’08, Percussion), and Jonathan Allen – will be featured by Avaloch Farm Music Institute in the first installment of their Made at Avaloch series. Their two residencies at Avaloch in New Hampshire were instrumental in the development of Andy Akiho’s Seven Pillars. In this hourlong event they will discuss their work with Akiho and share a variety of videos, including the soft premiere of two brand new movements.