Harlan Parker has been the conductor of the Peabody Conservatory Wind Ensemble and coordinator of the music education division at the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University since the fall of 1990. From 2007 to 2016 he served as the conductor of the Peabody Youth Orchestra.
The Peabody Conservatory offers three tracks for students interested in Music Education.
The Undergraduate Program, which is designed for people who wish to teach in the public schools; the Graduate Program, which is designed for the practicing music educator who wants to expand their knowledge; and finally, the Certification Program which is designed for students who may already have a degree in Music Performance and now wish to pursue the certification process to be licensed to teach in the school system.
Laura Parker earned a Bachelor of Music degree in music education from Washburn University, as well as a Master of Music Education degree and a PhD from University of Kansas, with an emphasis on flute performance. Parker is Pi Kappa Lambda and Phi Delta Kappa, and is the past president of MCUEA.
Jennifer Brimhall serves as the vocal and general music specialist in the department of music education. She completed the Bachelor of Music degree at East Tennessee State University, and she completed both the Master of Music Education and the Ph.D. in Music Education degrees at the University of North Texas.