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Recent Peabody Institute press releases are below. Members of the media may contact the Communications Office to be placed on the press release list.
05/16/2017 - Samuel Mungo Appointed Managing Director of Peabody Opera Theatre
Opera pedagogue Samuel Mungo has been appointed managing director of the Peabody Opera Theatre following an extensive search. He will shape the Conservatory’s opera curriculum, lead student recruitment efforts, and oversee all opera performances.
05/05/2017 - Conductor Joseph Young Named Ruth Blaustein Rosenberg Artistic Director of Peabody Ensembles
Hailed as one of the most gifted conductors of his generation, Joseph Young has been named the Ruth Blaustein Rosenberg Artistic Director of Ensembles at the Peabody Conservatory following an international search.
04/19/2017 - Pulitzer Winner Du Yun and Felipe Lara will join Peabody Conservatory Composition Faculty
Composers Du Yun, who last week was awarded the Pulitzer Prize, and Felipe Lara, hailed for his “voluptuous, elemental lyricism,” will join the faculty of the Peabody Conservatory’s Composition Department in the fall semester of 2017-18.
04/07/2017 - Acclaimed Violinist Hilary Hahn to Speak at Peabody Commencement, May 23
The internationally renowned violinist and Peabody Preparatory alumna Hilary Hahn will speak at the Peabody Conservatory’s Commencement, Tuesday, May 23, at 10:00 am in Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall.
03/22/2017 - George Peabody Library Hosts Screening of “On The Threshold of Winter”
The film version of Peabody Conservatory faculty composer Michael Hersch’s acclaimed monodrama On the Threshold of Winter will receive its local premiere in a screening at the George Peabody Library on Friday, April 7, at 8:00 pm.
03/16/2017 - Thomas Dolby to Lead Music for New Media Program at Peabody
Music innovator, tech trailblazer, and author Thomas Dolby will lead a new four-year undergraduate degree program in Music for New Media at the Peabody Conservatory, slated to enroll its first cohort of students in the fall semester of 2018.
03/10/2017 - Elizabeth Futral, Tony Arnold, William Burden will join Peabody Conservatory Voice Faculty
Acclaimed American sopranos Elizabeth Futral and Tony Arnold and tenor William Burden will join the artist-faculty of the Peabody Conservatory’s Voice Department beginning in the fall semester of the 2017-18 academic year
02/03/2017 - Peabody Chamber Opera Presents “Women in the Dark”
The Peabody Chamber Opera returns to Theatre Project with Women in the Dark, three short operas about various situations in which a woman or women are “in the dark,” for four performances, February 16–19 at Theatre Project.
01/31/2017 - 8th annual Fret fest welcomes acclaimed rock, jazz, and classicial guitarists
Fret Fest, for guitarists of all levels and ages, is a great way to discover the guitar or advance playing skills. All day festival on March 5th includes workshops, master classes, and guest artist concert.
10/20/2016 - New UMBC, Peabody Partnership Strengthens Musical Training and Innovation
A new partnership between the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) and the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University will bring two Peabody Conservatory students to UMBC to coach chamber music students and to perform.
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