Nancy S. Grasmick Pledges Philanthropic Support for the Peabody Conservatory’s Breakthrough Curriculum Reply

nancy-grasmickFormer Maryland State Superintendent of Schools Nancy S. Grasmick, Ph.D., has made a $1 million pledge of support to the innovative new Breakthrough Curriculum at the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University. The Breakthrough Curriculum integrates career development and citizen-artistry skills with the traditional performance training of a conservatory, so that every student graduates prepared for success. Grasmick’s gift will support all aspects of the new curriculum including support for specialized faculty, investments in career services, community outreach and partnerships, and diversity and inclusion efforts associated with the new curriculum. More…

Bernstein’s Mass Anchors the 2018-19 Peabody Concert Season Reply

Other highlights include visits by Benny Golson, Shlomo Mintz, Alarm Will Sound, and Pamela Frank and Stephen Prutsman.

Concert Season 18-19The Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University’s box office opens today, making tickets available for a concert season anchored by a staging of Leonard Bernstein’s singular MASS. Last performed in Baltimore in 2008, Bernstein’s MASS will bring together hundreds of student, faculty, and community partner performers to mount a uniquely theatrical evening-length concert work under the baton of Peabody’s Director of Graduate Conducting and Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Music Director Marin Alsop. The performance takes place on Friday, October 26, at New Psalmist Baptist Church in West Baltimore. More…

Andrew Kipe Appointed Director of Concert and Ensemble Operations Reply

Andrew KipeWith more than twenty years of experience in orchestra management, Andrew T. Kipe has been named the new director of concert and ensemble operations for the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University. In this role, he will provide strategic direction and lead all aspects of Peabody’s concert activities and ensemble programs. Kipe comes to Peabody from the Louisville Symphony Orchestra in Kentucky, where he has served as executive director since 2013. His tenure at Peabody begins on August 13, 2018. More…

Maria Mathieson Appointed to Lead Peabody Preparatory Reply

Maria_Mathieson5An experienced arts executive and educator, Maria Mathieson, has been named the new director of the Peabody Preparatory following a robust national search. As director, she will lead the continued growth of Baltimore’s premier community school for the performing arts, overseeing all aspects of operations and instruction for about 2,000 students. Mathieson comes to Peabody from Levine Music in Washington, D.C., where she has served as head of music education since 2011. Her tenure at Peabody begins on July 16, 2018. More…