Since 2007, the Tuned-In program at the Peabody Preparatory has provided Baltimore City Public Schools students with a complete Peabody Preparatory education for free. Its curriculum of introductory and advanced musical study and youth development opportunities opens doors for success in college and career. 

Our Programming

Who’s Teaching Our Students?

Eli Wirth

Elijah Wirth
Wind, Brass, and Percussion Chair
Large Ensemble Department Head

Daniel Trahey
Tuned-In Founder
Tuba Faculty

Mateen Milan

Mateen Milan, Class of 2015
Bassoon Faculty

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Autumn England
Tuned-In String Coordinator

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Ebonie Pierce
Interim Tuned-In Student Liason

Where do we serve? 

Our scholarship program serves students and families from: 

  • Baltimore City
  • Baltimore County
  • Howard County
  • Anne Arundel County 

Commitment to Continuum

Our students become our teachers.

Mateen Milan

Mateen Milan, Class of 2015
Bassoon Faculty & Tuned-In Admin

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Bobby Woody, Class of 2014
Music Production Faculty

Kelsey Burnham

Kelsey Burnham, Class of 2014
Flute Faculty

Devron Dennis, Class of 2019
Bucket Band Faculty

Tuned-In is proud to be working in the neighborhoods our students live in, now serving students at our satellite campuses in Annapolis and Baltimore City.

A group of students with various instrument stand in a circle outside while one person in the middle dances

The Tuned-In program was the single most important initiative in my college preparedness. I learned theory, rehearsal etiquette, how to interact with different people, composition and arranging, and unlike most students, Tuned-In exposed me to these key life principles at a very young age. I didn’t just learn how to read and play music, I also learned how to be more social and outgoing in society, and most of all I learned how to be a leader and to believe in myself and others. After I learned how to be a leader I began helping others become leaders, and it’s truly a life changing continuum.”

Asia Palmer

Hartt School of Music
Flute ‘23

Alumni Success  


  • Cincinnati Conservatory
  • Coast Guard Academy
  • Hartt School of Music
  • Manhattan School of Music
  • Marine Corps University
  • Middle Tennessee State University
  • Naval Academy
  • Oberlin Conservatory of Music
  • The Peabody Conservatory of The Johns Hopkins University
  • SUNY Purchase
  • Temple University
  • The Juilliard School
  • Thelonius Monk/Herbie Hancock Institute
  • Towson University
  • University of Maryland Baltimore County
  • University of Memphis
  • University of Miami
  • Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Yale Univeristy

Where Are We Going?

Tuned-In comes full circle. Our alumni become our teachers.

Committing to our vision: Serving more students and families, providing high-quality music education, and providing opportunities for our students to expand their horizons through diverse learning opportunities. 

Special Thanks to Our Current Donors

  • William H. “Bill” Miller
  • Paul M. Angell Family Foundation
  • Bob Misbin
  • The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
  • Maryland State Arts Council
  • Jacob and Hilda Blaustein Foundation

I’ve been in the tuned-in program from the sixth grade to the twelfth. This taught me to strive to be limitless. I am currently enrolled full-time at Baltimore Community College pursuing music education. Tuned-In has helped me by providing me with private lessons, giving me opportunities to travel to places like Pontiac Michigan, traverse city Michigan & New York, and explore my instrument, and the creative side of music. I am currently a teaching artist working with Tuned-In students on Saturdays teaching co-teaching the performance class.”

Nyshae Cheatham

Class of ‘20

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