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Peabody LAUNCHPad presents diverse seminars and workshops for students, faculty, and alumni. Contact us with any questions.

¬†¬†¬†Technology Workshops ¬† Dean’s Symposiums¬† ¬†Guest Lectures ¬† ¬† ¬†

LAUNCH @ Lunch

LAUNCHPad hosts weekly lunchtime office hours on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 12-1pm!¬† Each week we’ll focus on a specific topic but we’re happy to help on any subject. Stop by the cafeteria with any questions, to set-up an appointment, or just to say hi.¬†We’d love to see you there!

  • May 3, 12-1 pm, Peabody Cafeteria
  • May 4, 12-1 pm, Peabody Cafeteria

Dean’s Symposiums, 12:00pm

  • September 20, 2017, Joe Byrd Hall – Eric Booth
  • February 3, 2018, Cohen-Davison Family Theatre – Stephen Hough
  • March 7, 2018, Cohen-Davison Family Theatre – Greg Sandow

All of the Dean’s Symposiums will be streamed live at¬†

Guest Lectures & Workshops

Beyond the Stage: A Mission-Driven Career in the Arts

Monday, May 7  from 12:00 to 1:00 pm
Classroom 206C

Join Dr. ToniMarie Marchioni for a presentation on trends in artistic excellence and cultural leadership in the Twenty-First Century.

Oboist ToniMarie Marchioni enjoys a varied career as a performer, educator, arts advocate, and¬†administrator.¬†Her performances praised as ‚Äúexcellent‚ÄĚ and ‚Äúelegantly rendered‚ÄĚ by the New York Times, she¬†has performed in Europe, South America, Asia, and throughout the United States.

Currently, she is the Acting¬†Second Oboe for the National Symphony Orchestra in¬†Washington, DC.Dr. Marchioni is also a member of the IRIS Orchestra (Memphis, TN)¬†and Decoda¬†(New York, NY). She is an Alumna of Ensemble Connect/The Academy, a groundbreaking initiative combining chamber music performance, arts advocacy, leadership, and teaching artistry under the auspices of Carnegie Hall and The Juilliard School. She has appeared with the National Symphony Orchestra¬†(including the 2016 European Tour), American Ballet Theater, Grant Park Orchestra, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, New Jersey Symphony, Atlanta Symphony, Peoria Symphony Orchestra, Georgia Woodwind Quintet, and the internationally acclaimed new music ensemble Continuum.¬†Other recent engagements include the¬†festival curated by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer David Lang,¬†Moab Music Festival,¬†New Harmony Music Festival,¬†the Stefan Wolpe Society, and New York’s leading contemporary music venue Spectrum.

In chamber music, she has collaborated with members of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, New York Philharmonic, and Paris Conservatoire. She participated in the Aspen and Castleton festivals, among others, and has worked with conductors such as Sir Simon Rattle, Christoph Eschenbach, Lorin Maazel, David Robertson, James DePreist, and Michael Tilson Thomas. As a passionate interpreter of contemporary music, she works directly with composers whenever possible, including Samuel Adler, Virko Baley, Anthony Cheung, Carson Cooman, Ryan Gallagher, Jeremy Gill, Lansing McLoskey, Huang Ruo, and Derrick Wang. In 2016, she commissioned Discipline for Oboe and Piano from composer Lansing McLoskey, winner of the Robert Avalon International Competition for Composers for this work. She was also a semi-finalist at the 2016 Boulder International Chamber Music Competition.

As a soloist, Dr. Marchioni has performed with Ensemble Connect at Carnegie Hall, the New York Classical Players,¬†Orquesta Philarm√≥nica del Ecuador,¬†the New Juilliard Ensemble, and the Moab Music Festival.¬†She gave the¬†Ecuadorian premiere¬†of¬†the MartinŇĮ Oboe Concerto (only the second time it had been played in South America), and the United States premiere of Jonathan Harvey‚Äôs concerto¬†Sprechgesang¬†for Oboe and English Horn.

Appointed to the University of Kentucky faculty in 2013, she is a frequent lecturer/performer at International Double Reed Society conferences, and a sought after clinician and pedagogue. Recent masterclasses and clinics include Indiana University, Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, Vanderbilt University, University of Wisconsin РMadison, University of Iowa, University of Georgia, University of South Carolina, The Kentucky Governors School for the Arts, The Midwest Clinic, Georgia Music Educators Association, and Kentucky Music Educators Association.

Dr. Marchioni is also a dedicated teacher and advocate for arts education. She has taught with Sinfonia Por La Vida (Ecuador), an organization dedicated to social inclusion through music, and has held faculty positions at the University of Georgia, New Harmony Music Festival (Indiana), Las Vegas Music Festival, and the American Festival for the Arts (Houston, TX). As a fellow in Ensemble Connect, she participated in a 2-year teaching residency with the New York Department of Education, working closely with middle school band students at MS 158 in Bayside, Queens. With Decoda, she participated in a two week residency, working with music students in Abu Dhabi.

Dr. Marchioni‚Äôs performances and interviews have been broadcast internationally: as a chamber musician on BBC Radio 3’s¬†Composer of the Week¬†and KUHF‚Äôs¬†The Front Row, as a featured soloist on the NPR/PRI radio program¬†From the Top, as an orchestral musician on NPR‚Äôs¬†Performance Today, Classical WETA’s¬†Listen Live, and PBS‚Äôs¬†Live from Lincoln Center, and as a ‚Äúcastaway‚ÄĚ on WITF‚Äôs regional program¬†Desert Island Discs. Also an avid writer, she was a frequent contributor to the¬†Juilliard Journal¬†and has been published in Carnegie Hall‚Äôs¬†Playbill¬†as a featured writer and program note annotator.

A native of Mechanicsburg, PA, she holds a Bachelor of Arts cum laude from Harvard University and the Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees from The Juilliard School. Her teachers include Elaine Douvas, Eugene Izotov, Pedro Diaz, and Mark McEwen.

Technology Workshops: Fall 2017

Schedule coming soon! To participate in any of the soon-to-be-posted technology workshops, RSVP to and specify which workshop(s) and on which date(s) you would like to attend. All workshops are held in the Peabody Technology Center located near Unger Lounge.