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Welcome to Overture 2017!

Overture is Peabody’s New Student Orientation focusing on facilitating a smooth transition for first-year undergraduates, transfer, and graduate students. Overture offers opportunities to learn about programs, resources, and initiatives that students will┬áexperience throughout their time on campus.

The master schedule is a complete list of all mandatory sessions and programs for first year students. Click the link below to download the master schedule.

OVERTURE: Peabody’s New Student Orientation Program MASTER┬áSCHEDULE


Overture offers various tracks to cater to individual students’ needs. Download the link below if you are an incoming international student.


This page will be updated periodically as Orientation approaches. Please continue to check this site for more information!

Learning Objectives

EXCELLENCE: Develop a cohesive understanding of the university’s mission, values, and scholarship.

INTERDISCIPLINARY: Introduce university resources and services that supports students in achieving excellence academically and personally at Peabody and beyond.

INNOVATION: Define concrete and attainable goals inspiring students to become leaders within the conservatory and their communities.

COMMUNITY CONNECTIVITY: Build a network of faculty, staff, and peers to provide support and mentorship, while challenging students to grow academically, personally, and professionally.

Educational Outcomes

  • Students will develop a cohesive understanding of the university’s honor code, the conservatory’s academic expectations, and their degree requirements.
  • Students will be introduced to campus resources that emphasize the holistic development of each student as they define attainable goals and strive to achieve excellence.
  • Students will establish a network of faculty, staff, advisors, and peers who challenge and mentor each student to grow academically and as leaders within their community.
  • Students will understand the registration process and successfully enroll in academic courses for the fall semester.

Move-In Dates

Monday, August 21st: International Student Orientation begins for all first year international students

Monday, August 21st: Check-in and Residence Hall move-in for all first year international students and Peabody Living Center Residents

Tuesday, August 22nd: Orientation begins for all first year undergraduate and graduate students

Tuesday, August 22nd: Check-in and Residence Hall move-in for all first year domestic students

Tuesday, August 22nd & Wednesday, August 23rd: Parent Orientation 

Wednesday, August 23rd: Check-in and Residence Hall move-in for all returning students

Placement Auditions

Make sure to check your audition excerpts and times here!

Graduate Students taking upper level diagnostic exams will receive more information from their studio instructors.