The Peabody Conservatory and the Homewood schools of the Johns Hopkins University offer the opportunity for a select number of academically and musically advanced students to simultaneously pursue a Bachelor of Music degree and either a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree from the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences or the Whiting School of Engineering.
Students must be admitted independently to Peabody by way of audition and also to one of the Homewood schools to be invited to participate in the Double Degree Program. Audition standards for Peabody Double Degree students are the same as for all students auditioning for the Conservatory. Typically, the Double Degree program takes a minimum of five years to complete. Students who have begun their junior year of study are not eligible to enter the Double Degree Program nor may students transfer into the program midyear.
Administrative services such as registration, financial aid, and health care are provided to Double Degree students by the Homewood schools. Consequently, students in the Double Degree Program do not receive Peabody merit scholarships or any other form of financial aid from Peabody. Double Degree students must enroll at a minimum in private lessons and, for instrumental majors, large ensembles to maintain their status as Peabody degree candidates in the Double Degree Program.
The Peabody Conservatory and the Homewood campus of Johns Hopkins University are located approximately eight blocks from one another on Baltimore’s scenic North Charles Street. Shuttles between the campuses run every 15 minutes. Students who participate in this program will spend their first year living on the Peabody campus to facilitate their music degree coursework and ensemble participation.
To learn more about the admissions and audition process for the Peabody Conservatory, please visit our admissions page.
To learn more about the application and admissions process for the Johns Hopkins University, please visit the JHU admissions page.
Admissions Office Contacts
Lauren McDonald-Hyland, Associate Director of Admissions, Peabody
Patrick Meade, Admissions Counselor, Homewood
The Bachelor of Music in Recording Arts and Sciences is a unique double-major degree program.