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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. Ensembles perform a complete 25-minute set, 3 times between 4:00-6:00pm. A stipend of $200.00 per performer will be awarded.

Fall 2019 dates are:
October 25
November 22
December 13

Spring 2020 dates are:
March 13
April 10
May 1

Eligibility and Requirements

  • Ensembles with members in their third and fourth year of undergraduate study and all graduate students may apply. Jazz ensembles are particularly encouraged to apply.
  • Ensemble members will serve as representatives of the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University and must be prepared to speak with audience members and answer any questions they may have.

Application Instructions and Timeline

Penn Station Rush Hour Series Fall 2019 application deadline is September 30, 2019.

Penn Station Rush Hour Series Spring 2020 application deadline is February 3, 2020.

Applications can be found here.

For further information, please contact Sarah Thomas, Community Engagement Coordinator.