New Artistic Director Joseph Young and Faculty Recitals are Highlights of Peabody’s 2017-18 Season Reply

bal-joseph-young-honed-at-peabody-bso-named-as-001Today the box office at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University opens for its 2017-18 season and, for the second year, all concerts at Peabody are free. This is the debut season of Peabody’s recently appointed Ruth Blaustein Rosenberg Artistic Director of Ensembles Joseph Young, whose first performance of the season will be with the Peabody Chamber Orchestra in a performance of Dvořák’s Othello Overture and works by Handel and Schubert on Tuesday, September 19.

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Peabody Conservatory to Offer Dance Degree Reply

dannah bellaInternationally known dancer, choreographer, and teacher danah bella will chair new Bachelor of Fine Arts in dance program.

Building on its long history of high-level training for dancers, the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University will launch a Bachelor of Fine Arts in dance program beginning in the 2018-19 academic year, pending approval of the Maryland Higher Education Commission. danah bella, the founder of  d a n a h b e l l a  DanceWorks and former chair of the dance faculty at Radford University, will lead the new department. More…

Samuel Mungo Appointed Managing Director of Peabody Opera Theatre Reply

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Internationally renowned opera pedagogue Samuel Mungo has been appointed managing director of the Peabody Opera Theatre following an extensive search. Beginning in fall 2017, he will shape the Peabody Conservatory’s opera curriculum, lead student recruitment efforts, and oversee the program’s two mainstage productions and other performances each academic year. More…

Conductor Joseph Young Named Ruth Blaustein Rosenberg Artistic Director of Peabody Ensembles Reply

Phonix Symphony Portraits by Jared PlattHailed as one of the most gifted conductors of his generation, Peabody alumnus Joseph Young has been named the Ruth Blaustein Rosenberg Artistic Director of Ensembles at the Peabody Conservatory following an international search. In this role, Young will lead the programming and direction of all Peabody Conservatory instrumental ensembles. In addition, he will work with Marin Alsop who leads the graduate conducting program.

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Pulitzer Winner Du Yun and Felipe Lara will join Peabody Conservatory Composition Faculty 1

new_comp_fac_postFaculty additions underscore the Conservatory’s strategic commitment to music of living composers.

Composers Du Yun, who last week was awarded the Pulitzer Prize, and Felipe Lara, hailed for his “voluptuous, elemental lyricism,” will join the artist faculty of the Peabody Conservatory’s highly regarded Composition Department beginning in the fall semester of the 2017-18 academic year. They come to Peabody in the midst of numerous initiatives and developments demonstrating the Conservatory’s renewed commitment to creating, performing, and celebrating the music of our time. More…