Stay Woke by Mark G. Meadows Featured on NPR’s Tiny Desk Contest 2017 Tumblr Reply

c4yo_-hvcae8jlgA video of Stay Woke, a piece from To the People by Mark G. Meadows (KSAS BA ’11, Psychology; GPD ’13, Jazz Piano), was featured on NPR’s Tiny Desk Contest 2017’s Tumblr. Ben Naddaff-Hafrey of NPR Music comments on the piece, “The Washington, D.C., group matches the urgency of its message about political consciousness (most visible in Isaac “Deacon Izzy” Bell’s verse) with equally fiery improvisations from Meadows on piano and John Lee on guitar.”

Zuill Bailey Wins GRAMMY Awards for Best Instrumental Solo and Best Contemporary Classical Composition Reply

downloadZuill Bailey (BM ’94, Cello), who received the Peabody Distinguished Alumni Award in 2014, won GRAMMY awards for Best Instrumental Solo and Best Contemporary Classical Composition for his performance of Tales of Hemingway alongside the Nashville Symphony and conductor Giancarlo Guerrero. Tales of Hemingway, composed by Grammy Award-winning composer Michael Daugherty, was commissioned specifically for Mr. Bailey and he premiered the work in 2015 at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center. An articles detailing Mr. Bailey’s GRAMMY wins can be found here. Find Tales of Hemingway for purchase and streaming on Naxos Music.

Maggie O’Connor Wins the GRAMMY Award for Best Bluegrass Album Reply

imgresThe O’Connor Band with Mark O’Connor, featuring Maggie O’Connor (BM ’13, MM ’14, Violin), won the GRAMMY award for Best Bluegrass Album for their album Coming Home. Ms. O’Connor commented on the win, “We are so proud of everybody in this band … this and marrying my husband are the greatest honors of my life, so thank you.” The O’Connor Band’s win was detailed in an article by The BootComing Home is available for purchase on iTunes and Amazon.

Graduate Conducting Program Visits BSO Reply

Photography by Richard Anderson

Students in the graduate conducting program traveled to the Meyerhoff Symphony Hall last week to participate in a master class with the musicians of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and Marin Alsop, music director of the BSO and director of the graduate conducting program at Peabody. More…

Peabody Opera’s Women in the Dark Featured by The Baltimore Sun Reply

women-in-the-darkPeabody Opera’s chamber production of three contemporary one-act operas under the heading Women in the Dark was featured in an article by Tim Smith in The Baltimore Sun. The article details the plot of Sukey in the Dark, by Jonathan Holland, and Naomi in the Living Room, with music by Thomas Whitman and libretto by Nathalie Anderson. More…