INTERPLAY: A Collaborative Teaching and Performance Project Reply

This is a guest post by UMBC Music Professor Airi Yoshioka.

4When UMBC President Freeman Hrabowski and Peabody Dean Fred Bronstein met in 2015 upon the opening of UMBC’s Performing Arts and Humanities Building, the seed was planted for a possible collaborative project between the two institutions.  Dr. Sarah Hoover (Special Assistant to the Dean at Peabody), Dr. Linda Dusman (Chair of the Music Department at UMBC), and I met in the fall of 2015 to brainstorm possible ways to tap into each institutions’ strengths. More…

Out in the open: putting away the shame we feel about performance anxiety Reply

This is a guest post by violinist and GPD candidate Kaleigh Acord.

Flustered or ComposedOne wave of compassion in the global community these days takes the form of efforts to combat stigma around mental illness. Parts of the ongoing conversation are acknowledging mental health as a valid issue, and helping people not to feel “abnormal,” “weak,” or ostracized because they are struggling. More…

Peabody Harp Department Presents Baltimore Dimensions at Thursday Noon Reply

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Walking into Cohen-Davison Family Theatre on Thursday, the audience knew this wouldn’t be a typical recital. Maybe it was the beams of purple light swirling across the walls, stage, and ceiling. This was a sneak peak at the Peabody Harp Department’s new multimedia project, Baltimore Dimensions. More…

The Music of Science Reply

2017-02-15_APL_Video_Recording-4675When composition master’s student KokJun Phang submitted his portfolio for a composition competition suggested by faculty artist Kevin Puts, he had no idea that the commissioning organization was a Johns Hopkins affiliate responsible for research and advancements over the last 75 years in biomedicine, ballistic missile testing, satellite technology, radar tracking, satellite oceanography, defense satellite communications, prosthetics, and planetary exploration. More…