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This area of graduate focus is designed for students accepted to a performance major who wish to broaden their study to include particular emphasis attention to concurrent development of pedagogical knowledge and skills.

Performance/Pedagogy does not indicate a separate degree program, It does indicate pedagogy emphasis accomplished through elective credit with in the student’s M.M. performance program. Pedagogy emphasis is currently available in the areas of harp, guitar, piano, violin, viola, and voice. On occasion, pedagogy emphasis may be achieved for other areas (i.e. string bass) through a 2-year internship. In addition to the usual performance major requirements, the curriculum is designed to provide maximum opportunity for the students to develop his/her teaching skills – through class work, observation, and practice using the combined resources of the Institute’s Conservatory and Preparatory faculties and programs. The admission process includes an audition before the major performance faculty plus and interview with members of the pedagogy faculty. Individuals approved to embark upon this study are assigned a three-person advisory committee. The required two-credit elective is waived for guitar majors who are instead required to enroll in Guitar Seminar and Guitar Literature. Performance/Pedagogy candidates majoring in orchestral instruments must participate in the Peabody Symphony Orchestra or Peabody Concert Orchestra during each semester of residency.


Laura Parker

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. Dr. Parker is Pi Kappa Lambda and Phi Delta Kappa, and is the past president of MCUEA.

Julian Gray

Julian Gray is recognized as one of the outstanding guitarists on the current music scene, performing in recital and as a chamber musician and concerto soloist. He has appeared at many of the most prestigious guitar gatherings, including the Second American Guitar Congress and the Guitar Foundation of America Festival.

Rebecca Henry

Rebecca Henry is on the faculty at The Peabody Conservatory, where she teaches violin and viola minor, violin pedagogy, and mentors students in the Masters of Performance/Pedagogy degree.

Ruth Inglefield

Ruth Inglefield made her debut at the age of 15, performing with the New York Philharmonic. She spent ten years as a concert harpist in Europe, then principal harpist with the Toledo Symphony and Toledo Opera Orchestra.

Hyun-Sook Park

Hyun-Sook Park earned the Bachelor of Music, Master of Music, and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees from the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University, under the tutelage of Ellen Mack.

Steven Rainbolt

Steven Rainbolt is honored to be the recipient of the Peabody 2013 Excellence in Teaching Award, presented by the Johns Hopkins Alumni Association. He has been on the Peabody faculty since 2001. Dr. Rainbolt's career in opera and musical theatre encompasses more than 40 roles.

Stanley Cornett

The 2015 recipient of the Johns Hopkins University Alumni Association Excellence in Teaching Award, Dr. Stanley Cornett, tenor, is a member of the voice faculty at Peabody. His studio is comprised of voice majors including students of all voice types and degree levels.