National Symposium Explores Institutional Change in the Performing Arts Reply

November 17 event convenes performers, presenters on the need for adaptability.

Next Normal graphic 1200x1200The disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated troubling trends in the performing arts, exposing a long-simmering need to cultivate arts institutions that are responsive to their communities and open to evolving ways of creating art. As Ben Cameron, president of the Jerome Foundation, pointed out in February at The Next Normal: Arts Innovation and Resilience in a Post-COVID World, “We need to stop positioning things around excellence and stability and start positioning them around relevance and adaptability and nimbleness.” More…

Peabody Launches New Low-Residency Master’s Programs Reply

peabody.shield.small.blueThe Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University will launch new low-residency master’s degree programs in Composition, Computer Music, and Guitar Performance beginning in the summer of 2022. Combining a full academic year of distance learning with two compressed in-person summer sessions, the low-residency programs allow students to complete a Master of Music from one of the nation’s leading conservatories in just 13 months of study.   More…

Laurie Rogers Appointed Interim Music Director of Peabody Opera Theatre Reply

Laurie RogersConductor, pianist, and vocal coach Laurie Rogers has been appointed interim music director of the Peabody Opera Theatre program. During the 2020-21 academic year, as guest faculty at the Peabody Conservatory, she served as music director for Peabody Opera Theatre’s Cosí fan tutte More…

Renée Fleming to Speak, Receive George Peabody Medal at Peabody Conservatory’s 2021 Graduation Ceremony Reply

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Renée Fleming, an arts leader and advocate and one of the most acclaimed singers of our time, will address the graduates and receive the George Peabody Medal for Outstanding Contributions to Music in America during the Peabody Conservatory’s 2021 Graduation ceremony, which will be held online on Wednesday, May 26. More…