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…

Celebrating Peabody Founder’s Day Reply

tiag-postcard-signing-img_2813All around Peabody’s campus yesterday, there were blue ribbons and posters depicting fellow students, staff, and faculty members. They were posted to celebrate Founder’s Day, the day that George Peabody signed Peabody’s founding documents 159 years ago – February 12, 1857. To honor his philanthropy and all the donors who have continued to support the Institute he named, a table was set up in the Grand Arcade for members of the Peabody community to sign thank you cards for donors to the Peabody annual fund. They even received a homemade brownie for their efforts. (The Preparatory celebrated on Saturday, February 11.) More…

Alex Ross Speaks About Music, Writing, and the Role of the Artist at the Dean’s Symposium Reply

alex-rossBefore a full house in Cohen-Davison Family Theatre on Monday, Peabody Dean Fred Bronstein led a wide-ranging conversation with Alex Ross, the music critic of The New Yorker, touching on the future of classical music, the writing process, and the role of the artist in society, among other topics.  More…

Finals Week Fun with Musical Puzzles and Games 2

This is a guest post by Bailey Myers, master’s student in horn performance.

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Winning puzzle solution by Matt Stiens.

It’s finals week! As the end of the semester approaches and Peabody students are tucked away in every corner of Friedheim Music Library studying for exams, Mark Janello’s graduate music theory seminar class “Musical Puzzles, Games, and Machines” has lifted spirits and lightened the mood by hosting a fun competition of “musical enigmas,” or musical puzzles posted around the school for students to try and solve. More…