Director of Recording Arts Scott Metcalfe and IT Director Theron Feist have been awarded funding from the Johns Hopkins Digital Education and Learning Technology Acceleration grant program. Their project, High-Fidelity, Low-Latency, Networked Collaboration for Applied Music and Dance Education, will explore and expand the use of low-latency collaboration tools for teaching applied music and dance. Each of the six accepted DELTA grant proposals will receive up to $75,000 to enhance the university’s teaching and learning enterprise.
Sarah Hoover (DMA ‘08, Voice), Associate Dean for Innovation, Interdisciplinary Partnerships and Community Initiatives, publishes her first book Music As Care: Artistry in the Hospital Environment on May 3, 2021.
Joseph Montcalmo, Peabody’s Director of Academic Technology and Instructional Design, was invited to present at the Curtis Institute’s faculty in-service day on January 15, 2021. The hour-long professional development session, titled Rethinking Engagement, provided an overview of teaching using Zoom videoconferencing, how to design engaging assignments, and best practices for balancing synchronous and asynchronous teaching in remote and in-person methodologies.
The Johns Hopkins Board of Trustees is formally recognizing employees across the University for their work in response to COVID-19, and has sent notes of commendation to three teams at Peabody whose work was central to the Institute’s successful transition to remote operations. The Information Technology department, led by Theron Feist, and the Academic Technology and Instructional Design (AT&ID) team, led by Joe Montcalmo, were honored for supporting faculty in their move to remote instruction and for the development of industry-leading training for remote classroom and applied music and dance instruction. The Concert and Ensemble Operations team, led by Andrew Kipe, was singled out for leading the coordination of efforts to modify the ensemble components of the curriculum for return to campus. Each department has received a resolution from the Board accompanied by a personal note from Board Chair Louis Forster.
Read more about how AT&ID helped Peabody transition to remote learning in the Fall 2020 issue of Peabody Magazine.
Piano technician Renée Kelsey was featured in an article on Piano Buyer about how she came to be a piano technician and the success she has found in the career.