Ankush Bahl, who serves as the conductor of the Peabody Youth Orchestra, has been named music director of Omaha Symphony to start in August 2021. He will replace Thomas Wilkins, who has been with the symphony for nearly 15 years.
Lori Şen, adjunct Peabody Preparatory voice faculty, and her roommate surprise Washington, D.C., area park goers by singing arias on their walks during quarantine. They were highlighted in a Washington Post story.
Assistant Professor Wendel Patrick, faculty artistWarren Wolf, and Preparatory alumnus Brandon Woody are three of 25 Baltimore artists considered essential listening in a Baltimore Magazine article “Black Musicians Write the Soundtrack of the City.”
Preparatory alumna Leia Sofía Méndez, who was a composition student of Judah Adashi, composed a musical tribute to the Hubble Space Telescope, launched 30 years ago in April. The work was played at a web seminar organized by the National Science Teaching Association on April 29. Méndez is a first-year student music composition major at the University of Delaware.
Maria Mathieson, director of the Peabody Preparatory of the Johns Hopkins University, spoke to the Baltimore Fishbowl on how the Prep is adapting and coping during these times. She says, “We’ve been thrilled by our faculty and students who are teaching and learning remotely in a way we never thought possible before.”