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At the heart of our educational mission is connection. By engaging with us, you’re part of a community that values diversity, promotes inclusion and provides access to the arts. Our programs include educational outreach, residencies in community settings, and scholarships that give youth access to resources in the arts. We are committed to the arts, but also to the people the arts reach. Our mission comes to life through you.

Creative Access

Peabody musicians bring live, interactive music to community organizations, hospices and schools.

Creative Leadership Immersion Class

Conservatory students work with Baltimore City Schools students to create and perform an original composition during Peabody’s Spring Break.

Estelle Dennis/Peabody Dance Training Program for Boys

Tuition-free dance instruction for Baltimore boys

HarpAdventures

Brings the harp into Baltimore-area schools.

InterPlay

InterPlay, a joint venture of the Peabody Institute and University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC), began in 2016 as a way to connect Peabody graduate students with UMBC undergraduate music majors for their mutual benefit.

Junior Bach

Peabody composition students volunteer at a local school.

Music Connects Series at the Johns Hopkins Hospital

Music Connects is an informal concert series in Chevy Chase Auditorium at Johns Hopkins Hospital which presents four lunchtime concerts per year to provide respite and engaging entertainment for medical faculty and staff.

Music Teacher Mentoring

Mentoring support for public school music teachers.

Peabody Musical Storytelling Project at the Enoch Pratt Children's Library

Peabody soloists or small ensembles create and perform a musical storytelling project in collaboration with Peabody faculty and the Enoch Pratt Central Children’s Library.

Peabody String Sinfonia

The Peabody String Sinfonia is a student-run, conductorless string orchestra whose mission is to bring healing and beauty to people in our Baltimore community who are in challenging situations.

Musician-in-Residence Program

Places Peabody students in area senior living facilities.

Opera Outreach

Bringing opera performances to schools all across Maryland.

Peabody at the Library Series

Peabody students have the opportunity to work together with Baltimore City Library Branches in preparing and presenting a series of fun, family-friendly concerts for the community.

Penn Station Rush Hour Series

Peabody students serve as ambassadors for the city of Baltimore, welcoming in and seeing off travelers as they perform in the hall of Baltimore’s historic Penn Station during the height of rush hour on select Friday afternoons.

Sensory Friendly Performance Project

In collaboration with The Musical Autist, Peabody’s Sensory Friendly Performance Project provides a pre-formed undergraduate or graduate Conservatory chamber ensemble with the opportunity to plan, rehearse and execute an interactive performance experience which is fully accessible to those on the autism spectrum.

Sound Rounds

Peabody’s Sound Rounds program brings musical services to select locations in Johns Hopkins Hospital where patients experience long-term stays (currently, Maternity Inpatient and Comprehensive Transplant).

Tuned-In

Scholarships for musically talented Baltimore City youth to study at the Peabody Preparatory.

Walters Art Museum Series

The Walters Art Museum offers a variety of interdisciplinary, education, and other performance opportunities for Peabody students.

Young Artist Development Series

An intensive, real-world training experience for performing musicians.

Young Audiences of Maryland

Peabody students and faculty will have the opportunity to develop and present school programs as Young Audience artists.

Peabody Pathways

One pathway to Peabody starts with mentoring new music teachers in the Baltimore City Schools. These teachers identify the most talented and motivated students and recommend them for Peabody’s Tuned-In program, where they receive free lessons, classes and ensemble activities.

What are the Pathways? Click here to explore.