$3 Million Mellon Foundation Grant will Establish the Baltimore-Washington Musical Pathways Initiative Reply

Peabody Institute, Kennedy Center/National Symphony Orchestra, DC Youth Orchestra Program, and Levine Music partner for new initiative.

peabody.shield.large.blue [Converted]January 23, 2020, Baltimore, MD, and Washington, DC: With an award of $3,000,000 in grant funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, a new collaborative initiative in the Baltimore-Washington corridor will champion a collective approach to diversifying American classical music. The Baltimore-Washington Musical Pathways partners—the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and the National Symphony Orchestra (NSO), the DC Youth Orchestra Program, and Levine Music—seek to transform the field of classical music through their sustained and combined efforts to support and serve young musicians from diverse backgrounds who aspire to careers in music. More…

Peabody Conservatory Welcomes Renowned Trumpeters to Faculty Reply

David Bilger, Billy Hunter, and Anthony Prisk will team-teach trumpet students.

Trumpet Faculty

Renowned trumpeters David Bilger, Billy Hunter, and Anthony Prisk will join the faculty of the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University beginning in the 2019-20 academic year. Each an acclaimed performer in his own right, their team approach to leading the Peabody trumpet studio will offer students the opportunity to learn from three master teachers. More…

Tori Amos to Speak, Receive George Peabody Medal at Peabody Conservatory Commencement, May 22 8

ToriAmos_A+D_00165RSinger-songwriter, pianist, composer, and eight-time Grammy Award nominee Tori Amos will address the graduates at the Peabody Conservatory’s Commencement ceremony on Wednesday, May 22, in Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall. Amos, who studied piano at the Peabody Preparatory from 1968 to 1974, is among the most influential solo artists of her generation, known for piano-driven songs written on themes of feminism, family, sexuality, politics, and religion. More…

Piccoloist Erica Peel Joins Peabody Conservatory Faculty Reply

Peel, Erica symphony photo via self

Erica Peel, piccoloist of the Philadelphia Orchestra since 2017, joins the faculty of the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University beginning in the 2019-20 academic year. An orchestral player, chamber musician, soloist, and teacher, Peel is praised for her effortless and authentic performances as both flutist and piccoloist. More…