National Symposium to Examine Post-COVID Future of the Performing Arts Reply

The performing arts industry has been thoroughly upended by the COVID-19 pandemic, with venues shut down, performances canceled, and artists out of work. A Brookings Institution report issued last summer estimated the damage in the fine and performing arts at almost 1.4 million jobs and $42.5 billion in sales lost. What does the future look like? Will audiences come back? How will the experience of the arts have changed? Facing these and other pressures, how will performing artists and institutions adapt? With vaccines now becoming available and an end to pandemic restrictions on the horizon, the Peabody Institute will convene arts industry leaders to explore the path forward for artists and More…

Richard Goode Joins Peabody Conservatory Faculty Reply

Hailed for music-making of tremendous emotional power, depth, and expressiveness, pianist Richard Goode will join the full-time faculty of the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University as Distinguished Artist Faculty beginning in the 2021-22 academic year. He is widely acknowledged as one of today’s leading interpreters of Classical and Romantic music.

Breakthrough 2024

By Linell Smith Peabody’s new strategic plan positions the institute — and its students — for future economic and cultural uncertainties. When the Breakthrough Plan 2024, the new phase of Peabody’s strategic plan, was unveiled last spring, the Conservatory was grappling with the frightening unknowns of the coronavirus pandemic. In-person classes were canceled, as were rehearsals and performances, with no timetable for resuming a normal schedule. You might say, however, that the institution had been preparing for such a predicament: Campus leaders have been working since 2015 to help student musicians imagine careers that now More…

Possibilities for Progress

An Essay by Angela N. Carroll Illustration by Erin Robinson What steps must we take to rectify systemic racism in the world of Classical music? In 1971, German composer, writer, and filmmaker Hans G. Helms interviewed Black composers, opera singers, and musicians in New York to assess histories of prejudice in Classical music. A young Sanford Allen, the first African American violinist in the New York Philharmonic, offered a grave response. “The art world tends to view itself as being something apart from the mainstream. As a result, it tends to think that it does More…

William H. Miller III Makes $1.25 Million Gift Supporting Peabody’s Tuned-In Program Reply

Legendary investor and former Johns Hopkins philosophy student William H. “Bill” Miller III has committed $1.25 million to the Tuned-In program at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University. Established in 2007 at the Peabody Preparatory, the Tuned-In program provides Baltimore City Public Schools students with a complete Peabody Preparatory education for free in pursuit of its mission of driving social change through music.