InterPlay, a collaboration between the Peabody Institute and University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC), began in 2016 to connect Peabody graduate students with UMBC undergraduate music majors. The partnership has evolved to include two mentored professional experiences for Peabody graduate students: an innovative, interactive performance in Linehan Concert Hall, UMBC’s main theater, and a four-session teaching project in collaboration with UMBC faculty. Teaching projects to date have included master classes, lessons for specified instruments, chamber music coaching, orchestral sectionals, audition preparation seminars, improvisation workshop, and mock audition panels.
Past participants include:
Interplay 2018-19 participants will receive one credit for an independent study, reimbursement for all travel expenses, and a $500 stipend. In addition to valuable teaching and performance experience, participants also receive mentorship from both Peabody and UMBC faculty, as well as feedback on teaching and performance projects from students and audiences.
The 2018-19 partnership will take place over fall semester. It is open to currently enrolled graduate students (DMA DIPs are welcome to apply) comprising one duo or ensemble from the following: Violin, Cello, Flute, Clarinet, Brass instruments, Percussion, Voice, and Piano.
During the semester, participants will take part in an 8-contact hour independent study overseen by UMBC faculty mentor Dr. Airi Yoshioka to explore strategies for interactive performances and develop and market their own performance presentations. Participants will execute their teaching projects in collaboration with UMBC and Peabody mentors.
Participants will present their performance in the fall semester in the Linehan Concert Hall.
Teaching: Four sessions with UMBC students. Teaching content and schedule will be determined according to the participants’ field and availability.
Independent Study: Two meetings (fall and spring semester) with Dr. Hoover and Dr. Yoshioka; Eight hours of independent studies planning the concert
Performance: Concert at Linehan Hall; dress rehearsal at Peabody. Dates will be determined based on the participants’ availability.
Applications must be completed online using the portal. Please submit one joint application for your ensemble, and identify the group leader. Deadline for applications is 5:00 pm, April 6, 2018
Applications will be pre-screened by Dr. Sarah Hoover. Finalists for auditions and interviews will be notified on April 13, 2018.
Finalists will be scheduled for auditions and interviews on April 24, 2018, between 9:00 AM and 2:00 PM (exact time TBD) in Cohen-Davison Hall at Peabody.
Finalists are asked to present a musical piece in an interactive manner, followed by a traditional performance of the work. The elapsed time should be no more than 15 minutes, and the musical work should be limited to a movement or a short piece to allow time for verbal presentation.