Office of Academic Affairs
Counseling Center At Johns Hopkins University
Facilities, Administration, And Plant Operations Office
Conservatory Faculty Office And Faculty Lounge
Financial Aid Office
Human Resources/ Payroll Services Office
Information Technology Office
Office of International Services
Libraries And Archives
Marketing And Communications Office
Music Entrepreneurship And Career Center
Opera Department Office And Studio
Peabody Career Development Fund
Residence Life Office
Student Affairs Office
Student Leadership And Involvement
Austrian Hall, Second Floor
The Office of Academic Affairs serves the academic and musical mission of the Peabody Institute in administering the curricula of the Conservatory’s degree programs by monitoring academic and performance requirements, the integrity of curricular offerings, and student degree progress. Academic Affairs, through its regular work with departments and standing committees of the Faculty Assembly also coordinates academic advising.
Paul Mathews is the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and serves as a liaison between the students and faculty, and between the Conservatory and the University, on the details of learning and assessment. Dean Mathews is also the coordinator for double degree programs with any of the other schools of The Johns Hopkins University. Bella Robak, the Academic Program Coordinator, facilitates the associate dean’s work and oversees most of the routine duties of the office, providing academic support, coordinating tutoring, and keeping essential records for the faculty’s standing curricular committees. Students are welcome to drop by the office if they have any questions or concerns about transfer credits, degree requirements, courses, or academic progress. If preferred, you can always call or ask Bella to schedule an appointment/advising session with Dean Mathews.
Students who are experiencing difficulty should first consult with the teacher or graduate assistant. If more assistance is required, students can request tutoring in one of three areas:
1. Subject Areas
2. Undergraduate Humanities Writing
3. All Other Writing
Students who need help with the subject matter of courses in Music Theory (including Ear-training and Keyboard Studies), Musicology and foreign language should apply for a subject area tutor.
Undergraduate Humanities Writing
Students enrolled in the undergraduate Humanities classes, including Critical Writing Intensive and Core I-IV should contact one of the Humanities Graduate Assistants.
All Other Writing
The Peabody Tutoring Center has a number of trained writing tutors available to provide peer-based assistance for undergraduate and graduate students for writing projects in Music Theory, Musicology, and Repertoire Studies classes for 2017-2018.
Centre Street Complex, Room 22
Maureen Harrigan acts as the senior associate dean for finance and administration and oversees the Institute’s fiscal and administrative management systems, financial and business services, human resources, property management, security, and maintenance of the physical plant, housing and dining, and the Office of Information Technology.
Peabody Living Center, First Floor
The Office of Admissions is responsible for new student recruitment and selection at the Peabody Conservatory. During the summer and fall months, admissions and faculty personnel develop student contacts through major summer music festivals, high school ensembles, and regional performing groups. The admissions staff also coordinates regional auditions and interviews for graduate assistantships.
Conservatory, Third Floor
Peabody AV supplies Audio-Visual and sound reinforcement services for events and performances taking place within Peabody’s performance halls. Equipment is available upon request via email at peabodyAV@jhu.edu. Two week’s advance notice is required and equipment can be provided for one rehearsal and one concert for degree recitals at no charge. Equipment for student recitals is limited to two microphones, two speakers, an analogue mixer, and the appropriate cables and stands. Technicians are not provided. Additional equipment, including video playback machines and projectors are available to doctoral students for use in degree lecture presentations.
Grand Arcade, Plaza Level
The Peabody Box Office is open Monday-Friday between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm during the concert performance season. Except for gala or fund-raising events, Peabody faculty, staff, and students are entitled to eight complimentary tickets for Peabody concerts and events held in Freidberg Hall and four tickets to any concert or event held in any other hall.
CREATING AN ACCOUNT WITH THE BOX OFFICE:
Prior to your first visit to the Box Office it is important that you create a user account via our online ticketing website. One you have created your account we will be able to assist you with your ticket needs when you stop by the Box Office.
- Visit peabody.universitytickets.com
- Click “Login” and select the “Peabody Community” button.
- Enter your JHU Login I.D. and password.
- Fill in all of the required fields and click: submit. It is important that you provide accurate information when filling out this form. If for some reason the Box Office needs to contact you we would use the information that you have provided.
Once you have created your account you will be able to access your complimentary tickets. Even if you can’t make it to the Box Office prior to the event you can access the site anywhere, up to 24 hours prior to an event. If you wait until the day of the event to get your free tickets, please visit the box office by 4:00pm for a weekday event, or by 4:00 pm on Friday for a weekend performance. When the box office opens 1 hour prior to an event, there will be no complimentary student tickets available.
Leakin Hall, Plaza Level
The Student Accounts Office is located within the Business Office. The Student Accounts Office manages and generates the student tuition and fees billing statements and initiates student refunds through BankMobile. The Student Accounts Office assists students, parents and staff with questions regarding Tuition Charges and Fees, BankMobile refunds, Tuition Management Services (TMS) 10-month payment plan, the Clarence Manger & Audrey Cordero Parent Plitt Loan, the student Consolidated Health Plan (CHP) and Peabody Dining Dollar plan.
The Business Office handles the financial and business matters related to the school, this includes the distribution of Student Payroll checks, processing payments for student ID/Key Replacements, Recital Cancellation, and Petty Cash Refunds. Student payroll checks are distributed on paydays between the hours of 9:30 am to 4:30 pm. Students must retrieve their own check with valid identification. Checks can be retrieved on non-paydays during regular business hours between 9:00 am and 4:30 pm. Student payroll checks cannot be released to a second party without a letter of authorization from the payee, which is reviewed by the Business Office. Students who wish to have a check mailed (during the holidays or at the end of the year), must complete a request form (available in the Business Office) prior to leaving campus.
Note: Students can also arrange to have their payroll checks directly deposited to their checking or savings accounts. http://ssc.jhmi.edu/ hr_payroll/DataFiles_Payroll/direct_deposit_ authorization.pdf
The Peabody Concert Calendar presents the wealth of major ensemble performances at Peabody by both the Conservatory and Preparatory divisions. The Peabody Concert Calendar, prepared by the Marketing and Communications Office, is available at the Box Office and various kiosks and locations around the Peabody and Johns Hopkins campuses. In addition, all Peabody events open to the public—including recitals, master classes, and lectures sponsored by various academic departments and the Alumni Association—are posted online at peabody.jhu.edu/events or on associated webpages.
Grand Arcade, Level M1, Room B07C
The Concert Office is responsible for coordinating the scheduling of special events, degree and non-degree recitals, receptions, lectures, master classes, and competitions. This office arranges all the logistics involved in the use of the performance and rehearsal halls on campus.
The Concert Office establishes the guidelines and procedures that govern recital program formats, and the use of concert facilities. Students receive this information at the time they schedule their recitals. For policies and procedures regarding degree recitals, visit the website.
3003 N. Charles Street, S -200, 2nd Floor 410-516-8278
Comprehensive counseling and psychological services are available for Peabody students at the Johns Hopkins University Counseling Center on the Homewood campus. The mission of the Counseling Center is to support and enhance the psychological and emotional well-being of the students and, thereby, facilitate their ability to function successfully academically.
Counseling Center services include: short-term individual therapy; group therapy; crisis intervention; psychiatric services (including medication); theme workshops (on topics such as mindfulness, stress management, and interpersonal relationships); special student development and support programs such as programs for international students, minority students, and LGBTQ students; and consultation regarding concerns a person might have about a student. Some typical concerns that might lead a student to contact the Center include, but are not limited to, feeling overwhelmed or having difficulty coping, academic/performance stress and anxiety, difficulties in interpersonal relationships, loneliness or depression.
All contacts at the Center are strictly confidential. No information is released, on or off campus, without the student’s prior written authorization, except in those rare circumstances where it is required by law (for example, life threatening situations). Students may make appointments for professional services in person or by telephone. However, a professional staff member is on duty each day for immediate assistance in case of an emergency. Office hours during the academic year are 8:30 am to 6:00 pm on Monday and Thursday, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday. For all after-hours emergencies, you may reach an on-call staff member by calling Homewood Campus Security at 410-516-7777. To obtain additional information about programs and services, contact the Counseling Center at 410-516-8278.
4 E. 33rd Street
Students may join the Johns Hopkins Federal Credit Union for their banking needs. The Credit Union is a full service financial institution offering savings and checking accounts, telephone banking options, ATM cards, and low-interest loans. An attractive feature of the Credit Union membership is the option of having your University payroll check directly deposited into your Credit Union account(s). Credit Union members can obtain loans from the Credit Union for cars, education, bill consolidation, or other financial needs. Members can retain their accounts with the Credit Union after they are no longer at Peabody. For more information on Credit Union services, go to jhfcu.org.
Leakin Hall, Second Floor
Dean Fred Bronstein oversees all aspects of the administrative and academic activities of both divisions of the Peabody Institute—the Conservatory and the Preparatory. In addition, the dean represents the Institute to the public and, as dean of a division of the University, reports to the provost and president of The Johns Hopkins University.
The departmental chairs/coordinators act as spokespersons for their respective departments and function as liaisons between the administration and the departments. A list of all department chairs/coordinators can be found here.
Dining Services offers cafeteria-style meal service that provides a variety of food items at each meal. The staff in the dining hall are a professional team experienced in food preparation, service, and nutrition. The dining service is also available for your catering needs, including recital receptions. Suggestions and comments concerning the operation of the dining hall are always welcome. Comments may be sent via email to the director of student affairs or designee, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Menus and other dining related information may be found on the Housing and Dining page.
2017–2018 BOARD PLAN SCHEDULE
August 22 (begins at breakfast) – November 19 (closes after dinner)
November 27 (resumes at breakfast) – December 14 (closes after dinner)
January 15 (resumes at brunch) – March 16 (closes after dinner)
March 26 (resumes at breakfast) – May 17 (ends after dinner)
Monday – Friday
7:45 am – 9:45 am Breakfast
11:30 am – 1:30 pm Lunch
5:00 pm – 7:30 pm Dinner
Grab & Go available 8:00 am – 7:30 pm
Saturday – Sunday
9:00 am – 11:00 am Continental
11:00 am – 1:00 pm Brunch
5:00 pm – 7:30 pm Dinner
Grab & Go available 9:00 am – 7:30 pm
NOTE: Hours are subject to change
Monday – Friday
7:30 am – 6:30 pm
9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Student Affairs Office Suite, Unger Lounge
The Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University values diversity and inclusion. We are committed to a climate of mutual respect and civility among members of our community. Peabody recognizes that disability is an aspect of diversity that adds richness to our community. To this end, Disability Resources in the Student Affairs Office collaborates with students, faculty, and staff to create learning environments that are usable, equitable, inclusive and welcoming. However, there may be times when there are aspects of the instruction or design of courses that result in barriers to inclusion or to accurate assessment of achievement. Students with disabilities who anticipate barriers to full participation in courses and/or campus activities are encouraged to contact the director of student affairs or designee in the Student Affairs Office.
Students must register with Disability Resources to receive reasonable accommodations. Forms and guidelines to document a disability may be found at online. Students are encouraged to identify themselves as early as possible as it takes time to fully evaluate all available information and some accommodations may need time to implement. Even if a student does not anticipate needing any accommodation at this time, we encourage the student to bring or send in documentation and contact the disability resources coordinator. In this way, this office will be ready to move with expediency on a request that may surface at a later date. Records are retained for seven years from the date of graduation or leave from the Conservatory.
Arcade, Level M1, Room B06C
The Ensemble Office manages the personnel, rehearsal, and performance activities of many of the Conservatory’s instrumental and vocal ensembles; administers the graduate orchestral conducting program; provides instrument loans and rentals to ensemble participants and music education students; and maintains the Ensemble Library, supervising the distribution of library materials in support of ensemble activities, opera productions, and conducting recitals. The Ensemble Library is a non-circulating collection. The staff also coordinates the fall placement audition process by which students are assigned to their required large ensembles.
Ensembles currently managed by the Ensemble Office include the Peabody Symphony Orchestra, Peabody Chamber Orchestra, Peabody Modern Orchestra, Peabody Opera Orchestra, Peabody Studio & Pops Orchestra, Peabody Wind Ensemble, Peabody-Hopkins Chorus, Peabody Singers, Conductors Orchestra, and the Peabody jazz ensembles. Peabody’s ensembles are designed to acquaint the entire student body, as well as the participating students and the general public, with the rich and varied literature of many musical genres. They provide participants with the means, through rigorous rehearsals and frequent public performances, to develop their musical skills to a high level of artistic competence. They also represent a considerable and significant portion of Peabody’s contribution to the cultural life of the surrounding community.
The Ensemble Office does not manage the Conservatory’s early music ensembles, which include the Peabody Renaissance Ensemble, directed by Mark Cudek (email@example.com), and the Baltimore Baroque Band, directed by John Moran (firstname.lastname@example.org). Questions regarding those ensembles should be referred to their individual directors. Questions regarding the chamber music program should be directed to Michael Kannen (email@example.com). Questions regarding Now Hear This should be directed to Courtney Orlando (Courtney.firstname.lastname@example.org).
For policies and procedures pertaining to the Ensemble program, visit the website.
Schapiro House, 3rd and 4th Floors
Jessica Lunken is the associate dean for external relations, which includes the Marketing and Communications, Development, and Alumni Relations offices. The Development Office oversees the raising of primarily private funds to meet the needs of the Conservatory and the Preparatory that are not met by tuition payments and other sources of income. The focus of the Development Office is to identify, solicit, and steward donors whose gifts help support Peabody’s fundraising priorities: scholarship support; faculty support; program support; capital (facilities) needs; and endowment.
The Alumni Relations Office, located on the third floor of Schapiro House, is overseen by Debbie Kennison, director of constituent engagement, who coordinates alumni involvement in the activities of the Peabody Institute, maintains contact with alumni, and helps provide recognition of alumni accomplishments. The mission of the Society of Peabody Alumni is to build and support a lifelong relationship between the Peabody Conservatory, its current students, and alumni. Through a variety of activities, programs, and services, the Alumni Association supports current students, strengthens the school’s ability to attract outstanding students and faculty, increases alumni participation and investment in the school, and promotes the Peabody mission and achievements around the world. Governance of the Association rests with the Executive Committee of the Society of Peabody Alumni. Each graduating class is inducted into the Alumni Association during Commencement.
West Tower Basement
The Facilities Administration and Plant Operations Office is responsible for overseeing facilities, property management, mail services, garage, housekeeping, and capital project planning and management. Non-emergency requests for service should be emailed to PeabodyPlantops@jhu.edu.
Office Hours: Mon-Fri, 8am-3:30pm
The Faculty Office posts notices from instructors regarding class meeting time or location changes, and otherwise provides assistance to faculty members. Students who need to submit work outside of class may leave their assignment with the Faculty Secretary if it is for faculty. Work for Graduate Assistants may be placed in the Assistant mailboxes at the end of the hall. Faculty mailboxes are located in the Faculty Lounge and cannot be accessed by students (with the exception of authorized Graduate Assistants).
Please note that this office does not produce photocopies for students (except authorized Graduate Assistants), nor does it distribute coursepacks to students. A photocopier for student use is available in Unger Lounge; coursepacks can be purchased at the campus mailroom using a J-card.
Leakin Hall, Plaza Level
The Peabody Financial Aid Office helps guide students through the complex world of federally funded student aid programs and administers all scholarships, loans, and grant assistance from federal state, private and institutional sources.
Students should visit Financial Aid for a complete description of aid programs, policies and deadlines, as well as answers to frequently asked questions. The following information should prove helpful to all Peabody students:
- We will communicate with you by email using the email address that is marked as preferred in SIS. Students may change the preferred email address setting in SIS (sis.jhu.edu) under the Personal Information menu.
- All students are assigned a financial aid advisor who can offer advice about managing student loans, building a budget, searching for private scholarships, securing an emergency loan, and any topic related to financing a college education. You may contact the Financial Aid Office for more information.
- Students receiving federal and/or state aid must reapply every year using the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). The deadline for continuing students is March 1st. File the FAFSA at fafsa.ed.gov. Send the results to Peabody using school code E00233.
- Students who receive Federal Student Financial Aid must, in accordance with federal, state and institutional requirements, be in good standing and maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) toward obtaining their degree or diploma. Students who fail to meet SAP may be placed on warning for the semester and have their financial aid suspended in subsequent semesters. Students with mitigating circumstances may appeal their suspension to the Director of Financial Aid.
- Undergraduate awards are for eight semesters (four years) of study, and Graduate/Diploma awards are for four semesters (two years) of study. Undergraduate students admitted into the BM/MM or Recording Arts five-year programs will have their undergraduate scholarship extended for a fifth year.
- Students receiving Peabody grants, scholarships, or assistantships are expected to maintain full-time status, as defined in the Academic Catalog. A drop below full-time status will result in the loss of scholarship.
- Students must be enrolled at least half-time (as defined in the Catalog) in order to receive federal and/or institutional loans.
- Students (domestic and international) receiving grants or scholarships in excess of tuition and fees are subject to U.S. tax laws. All wages (including federal work-study and the earned portion of an assistantship) will be taxed as well. Students should direct their tax questions to the University Tax Office, 443-997- 8442, Johns Hopkins at Eastern, 1101 E. 33rd St., Suite C202, Baltimore, MD 21218.
Leakin Hall, Plaza Level
All full-time students are required to carry adequate health insurance coverage for themselves and their dependents. The Johns Hopkins University has developed a comprehensive health insurance plan through Consolidated Health Plans that includes hospital, surgical, and major medical benefits. Membership in this plan is mandatory for all full-time students, unless a student provides evidence that he or she has existing equivalent health insurance coverage. International students are required to purchase the school’s insurance plan. For more information regarding the Consolidated Health Plans, login to sis.jhu.edu and choose “Health Insurance” under the Personal Information tab.
The Student Health & Wellness Service (SHWC) is located within the Homewood Apartments at:
1 E. 31st Street
The Student Health and Wellness Center (SHWC) is the health care facility for full-time students in The Peabody Conservatory. Located on the Homewood Campus in the Homewood Apartments at the entrance on 31st street, 2nd floor, the SHWC provides comprehensive primary care health services under the direction of a full-time director with a staff of certified nurse practitioners, physicians, registered nurses and medical assistants. A nutritionist is available several days per week. We perform routine physical exams, offer a wide variety of immunizations as well as allergy injections, provide sexual and reproductive health care, and offer acute and chronic illness care. Beyond making diagnoses, providing treatments, and ordering lab tests, we also offer travel consults, massage therapy, and a limited pharmacy service. Referrals to specialists are provided as needed. You do not need to have JHU student health benefit plan to use the Health Center and there is no fee to see any of the providers. The SHWC does not bill private insurance. All medical information is treated with strict confidentiality unless SHWC staff are required by law to disclose information or a student presents a clear threat to themselves or someone else.
During the academic year, we have hours from Monday through Saturday (for a full schedule, visit http://studentaffairs.jhu.edu/student-health/. You can make an appointment with us during these times by calling 410-516-8270. Please remember to bring your J-card and insurance card to all of your visits.
When the Student Health and Wellness Center is closed (nights, weekends and holidays), health advice is provided by an on-call Nurse Advice Line. When you call the SHWC after hours, you will automatically be forwarded to this service for assistance.
If you encounter a medical emergency when the clinic is closed, call 911 if you are off campus or the Peabody Campus Security Office, 667-208-6608, if you are on campus, to request an ambulance. Security can assist the Baltimore City Fire Department with finding your campus location.
For more information about the services offered by SHWC and our policies, please visit our website at http://studentaffairs.jhu.edu/student-health/.
For information about how to stay healthy at Hopkins, visit our health education website (CHEW: http://jhu.edu/health/).
Centre Street Complex, Rooms 10 and 11
Jobs are available at Peabody for students who are enrolled full-time in a degree program. Students are responsible for seeking available positions at the beginning of the academic year. Information on departments who hire students at Peabody and descriptions on available positions can be found on the Student Affairs and Human Resources/Payroll Services website.
Employment is available through the Federal Work Study Program and Non-FWS program. Students are not authorized to work and will not be paid until approved by the Human Resources/Payroll Services Office. All new hire paperwork and I-9 forms must be completed before any pay can be issued.
Please consult the website for details or call the Payroll Coordinator.
West Tower, B-21
The Peabody Information Technology Office is responsible for managing the campus data and telecommunications network. The office maintains and supports academic and administrative computing systems (Windows, MAC OS) on campus. The Peabody Information Technology Office provides the following services: campus help desk; faculty and staff computer maintenance; student tech centers; and network client connectivity for the ethernet and wireless network on campus. Visit the Peabody website for important policy information regarding the use of technology while on campus at peabody.jhu.edu/IT.
Hours: 9:00 am–5:00 pm, Monday–Friday
The Office of International Services provides advising and programming support for the nearly 4,000 international students across all JHU schools and campuses, including those studying at the Peabody Institute. OIS staff are responsible for providing immigration advising and assistance for students who are on student or exchange visas, and offer advice and support for students, regardless of citizenship or immigration status, who need assistance in negotiating through unfamiliar US cultural structure and norms.
OIS regularly offers sessions on cultural and adjustment topics, as well as leadership opportunities through our Ambassadors program.
OIS provides weekly walk-in advising hours for students both on the Peabody Campus at their Homewood office that is located on the 3rd floor of Garland Hall. Information on advising times and services is on our website: http://ois.jhu.edu. You can reach OIS at 667-208-7001 or email email@example.com.
Students are responsible for the maintenance, care, and storage of their instruments. The Peabody Conservatory is not responsible for theft, damages or accidents that may occur on or off campus.
We highly recommend that you purchase insurance for your instrument. Most homeowners or rental policies can cover instruments for an additional fee. We have partnered with National Student Services, Inc. and its affiliates who are the largest providers of personal property insurance for students. This insurance plan insures almost everything a student owns, including laptops, cell phones, iPods, textbooks, clothes, sports equipment, and musical instruments. This plan offers world-wide coverage, regardless of whether the student is on campus, off campus, commuting, living with parents, or traveling abroad. It is also available to faculty and staff. For more information, visit the web-site at nssi.com or contact them at 1-800-256-6774.
The Cottage, Second Floor
The Learning Center provides individual and group study meeting spaces with access to computers and wifi located on the second floor of The Cottage. This space is open to all students and is accessible through a key that may be check out from the Campus Security Office. For more information about resources and programs, please contact the Student Affairs Office.
THE ARTHUR FRIEDHEIM LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES
Austrian Hall, Plaza Level
Sunday 1:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Monday – Thursday 8:00 am – 10:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
The Arthur Friedheim Library houses over 225,000 items, including books, scores, periodicals, and audio-visual materials. Additional information about the library and its resources is available at musiclibrary.peabody.jhu.edu. For detailed information on borrowing policies and other information, please refer to the library’s webpage.
P. WILLIAM AND VERA RUTH FILBY RARE BOOK ROOM
The rare book room, located on the second level, contains over 1,000 volumes, including music scores, manuscripts, personal papers and artifacts, and books on music dating from the 16th century to the present. Materials do not circulate, but may be viewed in the library Monday through Friday by appointment. Requests for access to materials in the rare book room may be made by phone, email, or through the library’s website.
Arthur Friedheim Library, Second floor, 667-208-6661
The Peabody Archives maintains the historical records of the Institute and more than 200 special collections. The Archives collects, preserves, describes, and makes available rare materials concerning the musical activities of the Peabody community and the Baltimore area. For more information, please visit http://musiclibrary.peabody.jhu.edu/archives.
T. ROWE PRICE ENSEMBLE LIBRARY
Peabody Library Building, Room B06C
The Ensemble Library houses all scores and instrumental parts used by Peabody’s large ensembles, as well as the Conservatory’s collection of choral and opera scores. The Ensemble Library is not a circulating library; its holdings are for use exclusively by the school’s large ensemble program.
THE SHERIDAN LIBRARIES
The Hopkins library network includes the principal research library on the Homewood campus as well as specialty libraries located on other JHU campuses. In addition to the print resources available to all students and faculty in these distributed collections, the libraries also provide 24/7 access to a rich collection of electronic resources, including over 55,000 e-journals and more than 700,000 e-books. Students have access to all of the libraries throughout the university.
The Sheridan Libraries encompass the Milton S. Eisenhower Library and its collections at the John Work Garrett Library, the Albert B. Hutzler Reading Room and the George Peabody Library. Peabody Institute faculty, students, and staff have access to the Sheridan Libraries and borrowing privileges at the Eisenhower Library (upon presentation of a valid Peabody Institute ID card). For more information about the resources of the Sheridan Libraries, please consult library.jhu.edu.
THE GEORGE PEABODY LIBRARY OF THE JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY
17 East Mount Vernon Place
The George Peabody Library holds a general research collection of about 300,000 volumes on virtually every subject except music. Notable strengths in the collection include British local history, maps and atlases, art history, history of science and technology, voyages and travels, and religion. The books are non-circulating.
The Library is part of the Special Collections Department of the Eisenhower Library, located on the Homewood campus. There are three exhibitions in its exhibition gallery each year; exhibitions are free and open to the public. Peabody students are welcome to study in the library.
Tuesday – Friday
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
(Open to the public)
Student Affairs Office Suite, Unger Lounge
Lockers may be rented any time during the academic school year by currently enrolled students. Lockers are located on the fourth floor of the Conservatory, and the basement, first, second, third, and fourth floors of Leakin Hall. The Student Affairs Office coordinates the distribution and registration of lockers. Students may rent a locker for the academic year for a non-refundable fee. Please note that the larger lockers are reserved for students whose major instruments will not fit in the smaller lockers (i.e. cello, bass trombone, etc.). All lockers are rented for the school year and must be emptied by May 31 of each year. The Student Affairs Office will empty lockers after May 31. Unclaimed items will be donated to charity or discarded.
Schapiro House, 1st Floor
The Marketing and Communications Office promotes the Peabody Institute through marketing and public relations efforts at the local, regional, national, and international levels. The Marketing and Communications Office works closely with the deans, faculty, staff, and students to identify, develop, and promote stories that educate the broad public about Peabody through consistent and compelling online and printed publications. This office manages the Peabody website (including the online events calendar) and the Peabody social media channels, creates and sends monthly and weekly email blasts, designs the Concert Calendar and other printed materials, and publishes Peabody Magazine. Students, faculty, staff, and alumni are asked to email news items to firstname.lastname@example.org for review and dissemination by the Institute-wide news team.
Leakin Hall, Plaza Level
Peabody’s Music Entrepreneurship and Career Center (MECC) provides comprehensive services that help students succeed as artists and professionals. The Center welcomes students Monday through Friday during business hours. Students can schedule individual consultations for assistance with job searches, audition preparation, résumés and cover letters, grant writing, project development, and more. The Center also presents career-enhancing workshops throughout the school year.
The MECC website publishes a wealth of up-to-date resources. These include job search tools, summer festival listings, and directories of competitions. MECC also posts upward of 1,500 opportunity notices on Facebook each year: facebook.com/pbdymecc.
The Center additionally operates a Musician Referral Service. For students to become eligible for referral, their major teachers email approval to the MECC staff, which recommends students and alumni for performances in the Baltimore/ Washington area.
Leakin Hall, First Floor
The Opera Program at Peabody is essentially a pre-professional training program. Performances are of four types. The Opera Theatre presents two fully-staged productions with orchestra each year. The Chamber Opera is devoted to complete smaller-scale operas, baroque, and contemporary works with instrumental ensembles. The Opera Workshop produces scenes from the standard repertoire in simple staging with piano accompaniment. The Opera Outreach program takes an abridged version of a standard opera and sometimes a musical-theater revue to schools and other communities throughout the year. These experiences are supplemented by courses in acting, dance and stage techniques, and regular individual coaching. Choice of repertoire is determined by the needs of the students.
St. Paul Street
Broadway Services, Inc., an independent contractor, operates the parking garage located under the residence hall complex. The garage is available for daily parking. Information regarding parking options is available from the garage manager.
Weekdays 6:30 am–9:30 pm
Saturdays 7:30 am–5:30 pm
Sundays 12:30 pm–5:30 pm
On concert nights the garage remains open one-half hour after the end of the concert.
The Peabody Career Development Fund is designed to support diverse career-enhancing activities, especially those that benefit the wider community. It was established in 1986 through the generosity of donors. The selection committee will give special consideration to innovative and self-sustaining projects, but consideration will also be given to funding performances, competition participation, recording projects, photography, etc. Undergraduate students enrolled at least two years at Peabody, graduate students, and alumni within two years of graduation are eligible to apply. Current students must be in good academic standing.
Grant amounts average $400, although larger amounts may sometimes be awarded. Applications are accepted once each semester. Application information and deadlines are publicized on the Peabody website. Questions should be directed to Jan Rau in the Peabody Business Office at email@example.com.
COHEN-DAVISON FAMILY THEATRE
Conservatory, Ground Level
Located on Mount Vernon Place, this 94-seat theater is one of Peabody’s newest recital spaces, and can be used for degree recitals and non-degree recitals.
CENTRE STREET PERFORMANCE STUDIO
This space is located next door to Maestro’s Café on Centre Street. It seats 49, and has a piano, screen, and moveable seating. This space was created with students in mind, to give them a space to hold concerts and events they create and produce themselves. It is approved for food and drink. A request form for the use of this space is on the Concert Office webpage.
JOE BYRD HALL
Conservatory, Ground Level
Peabody’s Large Ensemble rehearsal hall, located off the Grand Arcade, is used for Peabody Jazz events and master classes.
MIRIAM A. FRIEDBERG CONCERT HALL
Conservatory, First Floor
Built in the neoclassical style, the Conservatory’s Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall at One East Mount Vernon Place is one of the oldest recital halls in America. With a split-level orchestra floor and small balcony, the hall seats 700. The hall boasts modern technical facilities (i.e. professional stage lighting, hydraulic lift stage and multi-track recording equipment). Friedberg Hall is used for major concerts and opera, and is limited to graduate piano and conducting degree recitals.
GOODWIN RECITAL HALL
Leakin Hall, Ground Level
Located in the Leakin Hall building and seating approximately 200, the hall provides an intimate space for chamber music, master classes, lectures and degree recitals.
LEITH SYMINGTON GRISWOLD HALL
Conservatory, Second Floor
Griswold Hall on the second floor of the Conservatory provides an elegant venue for organ recitals, chamber music, degree recitals, and other events. Peabody’s magnificent 16th century Flemish tapestry adorns one wall. Seating is limited to 150 and for non-ticketed events is first-come, first served.
Conservatory, Room 104
The piano technicians are responsible for the care and maintenance of all pianos throughout the Institute. They are willing to give advice to students on any piano matters such as buying, repairing or moving pianos.
Leakin Hall, First Floor North
The Peabody Preparatory offers non-credit group classes and individual instruction on all orchestral instruments, guitar, piano, voice, and dance for students of all ages and abilities. Preparatory students may register on a part-time basis for private or group lessons, as well as for theory, composition, and ensembles.
The Preparatory faculty includes distinguished performers and educators with many years of teaching experience. The school is recognized nationally for its achievements in training students who have become accomplished and widely recognized performers. The majority of Preparatory activity takes place in the evenings and on Saturdays.
Conservatory students may take one dance class per semester at no charge if space is available. Registration for the class must be completed before the start of the Preparatory semester. To enroll, visit the Preparatory online course catalog and complete a Conservatory cross-registration form.
The Preparatory employs a number of Conservatory students each year, such as an office assistant to help on Saturdays, and accompanists in both dance and music classes. Interested students should submit a resume to the Preparatory Office at the beginning of the academic year. If positions are available, students will then be contacted for an audition by an accompanist coordinator. After a successful audition, the coordinator will make assignments.
Conservatory, Rooms 203, 220
Leakin Hall, Basement
The Peabody Recording Studios record all concerts, degree recitals, and select special events at Peabody. Recordings are made direct to a compact disc master and hard disc backup. The studios utilize the most advanced techniques and state-of-the-art equipment available today. The current primary recording facility, located in Leakin Hall, contains two fully equipped control rooms: one digital and one analog. These recording studios are tied to Goodwin Recital Hall, Cohen- Davison lecture/recital Hall and Joe Byrd Hall, while another fully digital facility, located in room 203 of the Conservatory building, is tied to both Friedberg Concert Hall and Griswold Hall. Studio A, located in the Conservatory building offers a world class recording space and is equipped with a world class Neve 88rs console.
The Peabody Recording Studios record all degree recitals (this does not include Non-Degree Recitals). After a recital is recorded, files of the performance are available in the Audio- Visual Department of the Friedheim Library. The files can be retrieved by the student using a portable USB storage device. All master recordings are kept in a permanent archive. Additional copies, as well as copies of ensemble performances, are available at a nominal fee of $6.00 for the first copy and $4.00 for each additional copy. Single performances that require two discs will be available for a cost of $10.00. Pricing is for standard duplications of recitals. For duplication requests involving multiple sources, editing fees are assessed and are currently billed at $50.00 per hour. Requests for duplications must be made through the Recording Arts web page.
Recording sessions and recording of non-degree recitals can be arranged by contacting the Recording Studio Manager Ed Tetreault via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. All recording sessions and non-degree recitals will require pre-payment prior to scheduling.
RECORDING OF STUDENT PERFORMANCES
The Peabody Institute reserves the right to record, broadcast, and dis- tribute recordings of all student and other Institute performances. It is the responsibility of those who make use of recordings made at Peabody to obtain all necessary permissions for that use from the performers and from the owners of copyrights of works performed. Participants in performances or events shall be presumed to be aware of this policy and to have consented to such recording, broadcast, and distribution. Additionally, the Peabody Recording Studios and its employees act as the manufacturer of the client’s recorded product only. It does not assume any liability for talent payroll, talent royalties, and publisher royalties or for any infringement of any rights by the client, nor does it assume any responsibility for other costs in the recording of the program. It further assumes that any information or likeness or performance being reproduced has been fully cleared by the requesting party. The studios and its employees, therefore, assume no liability by following the client’s directions. Clients agree to hold the school free from any liability in the processing of their product and will hold the school and its employees harmless from any suit or damages or unauthorized use or any other responsibility of any sort or manner.
Austrian Hall, Rooms 230-235
Registrar James Dobson maintains all academic records for the Conservatory including individual student academic records, academic files of all students enrolled in the Conservatory (past and present). The office coordinates registration for each fall, spring, and summer semester. It also facilitates interdivisional registration as Peabody students take classes on the Homewood campus and the Homewood students take classes and lessons at Peabody.
The office, in conjunction with the Ensemble Office and Concert Office, coordinates room scheduling for all Conservatory classes, juries, exams, meetings, rehearsals and ad hoc events.
The office provides enrollment certifications and verifications, official and unofficial academic transcripts, class and grade rosters, and statistical reports.
The office verifies graduation requirements and prepares diplomas for the graduating students. Diplomas are presented at the annual Commencement ceremony or sent by mail.
Student Affairs Office Suite, Unger Lounge
Daniel Pretz is the Associate Director for Housing, Residence Life and Summer Conferences, whose primary objective is to create a living environment within the residence hall conducive to the educational and social development of all students who reside on campus. He is responsible for the overall management of the residence hall. It is his job to coordinate room assignments and changes, supervise the Resident Assistant staff, and work to create a sense of community among the residents.
The Peabody residence hall consists of two towers connected at the plaza level by the dining hall. Constructed in 1968, the towers have large, fully-furnished, air-conditioned rooms. The residence hall is a non-smoking, traditional residence hall with single, double, and triple occupancy rooms, and shared bath- rooms. A small kitchen is available to resident students for recreational cooking. The laundry room facilities, with J-Card and coin-operated washers and dryers, are located in the basement of the West Tower Residence Hall and are available for use by all Peabody students. The room is accessible 24 hours a day.
In addition, the Peabody Living Center (PLC) is avail-able to graduate and upper class students. These rooms are spacious and have a private bath. They offer an alternative option for students who would like a safe, quiet, and convenient living experience on campus.
A graduate head resident (GHR) assists the Associate Director, serving as the on-call staff person for evening and weekend situations, incidents, housekeeping matters, and emergencies. In addition, the GHR coordinates the Resident Assistant (RA) duty schedule and RA training. The GHR lives in the Peabody Living Center.
Resident Assistants (RAs) are students who are selected for their abilities to provide leadership among their peers, to help and support others, and to contribute to the development of a community atmosphere in the residence hall. In addition, the RAs job responsibilities include, but are not limited to, providing informal peer advising to residents, planning recreational and educational programming, responding to emergencies, enforcing Peabody Institute policies, and serving as a resource on campus.
There is one RA on each of the six residence hall floors and one RA in the Peabody Living Center. One RA is on duty each night from 7:00 pm until 8:00 am and can be reached at 443-250-7240 in the event of an emergency, disturbance, or other issue in the residence hall.
Student Affairs Office Suite, Unger Lounge
The mission of the Student Affairs Office is to empower undergraduate and graduate students to achieve their personal, artistic, and professional aspirations. Through collaborative partnerships, Student Affairs offers services, programs, and resources that promote a student’s life-long growth, wellness, and development within a safe and nurturing environment. Our goal is to provide learning opportunities that embrace diversity, individual responsibility, and a sense of local and global citizenship. The office also serves as the primary point of contact for students with temporary or permanent disabilities to ensure that disabled students have an equal opportunity to participate in and enjoy the benefits of the school’s programs, services, and activities.
Student Affairs Office Suite, Unger Lounge
Colleen Strauch is the coordinator for student leadership and involvement, who is primarily responsible for the design, implementation, and evaluation for a campus-wide, comprehensive, and dynamic leadership program for students. She is responsible for creating an array of campus activities and programs that enhance the Peabody student experience, provide opportunities for student learning and engagement, and engage the student body in positive ways. Students who are active outside the classroom develop invaluable skills that will give them an advantage upon graduation from Peabody. Student organizations provide students with opportunities to hone their leadership, interpersonal cooperation, and administrative skills. For more information about the various student organizations on campus, or to start your own organization, contact Colleen Strauch in the Student Affairs Office at email@example.com or visit the Clubs and Organizations page.
STUDENT ACTIVITIES ON THE HOMEWOOD CAMPUS
The Homewood campus of The Johns Hopkins University offers many opportunities for Peabody students to join clubs and organizations. A full list of student organizations can be found at http://web.jhu.edu/studentlife/leadership_involvement/index.html.