Fast Facts

The student body of about 750 students is half graduate students and half undergraduates. Students come from more than 40 states and 30 countries.

Peabody alumni are award-winning composers, recording engineers at the highest levels of their industries, teachers at all levels of education, and performing members and conductors of more than 35 professional orchestras, including the Baltimore, National, Chicago, and Cleveland orchestras, as well as the New York and Los Angeles Philharmonics.

Peabody student ensembles have won 13 ASCAP Awards for Adventurous Programming since 1975.

There are nearly 1,000 solo and ensemble performances and events at Peabody between September and May of each year.

More than 90% of Peabody students receive scholarships.

Notable Alumni of the Peabody Conservatory

Dominick Argento (BM '51, MM '54, Composition)

Pulitzer Prize-winning composer

Manuel Barrueco (BM '75, Guitar), Professor of Guitar

Grammy-nominated and Latin Grammy-nominated guitarist

Carter Brey (BM '76, Cello)

Principal cellist of the New York Philharmonic

Joe Byrd (TC, BM '62, Bass)

Longtime bassist of the Charlie Byrd Trio

Richard Cassilly

International opera star

Angelin Chang (DMA '98, Piano)

Grammy Award-winning pianist

Kim Kashkashian (BM '73, Viola)

Grammy Award-winning violist

Michael Hedges

Grammy Award-winning guitarist

Lawrence Manchester (BM '94, Percussion; BM '95, Recording Arts and Sciences)

Emmy and Grammy-award winning music producer, engineer, and mixer

James Morris ('68, Voice)

Grammy Award-winning Wagnerian bass-baritone

Awadagin Pratt (PC ’89, Piano; PC ’89, Violin; GPD ’92, Conducting)

Pianist, artistic director of the Art of the Piano Festival

Elijah Daniel Smith (MM ’20, Composition)

rising star composer

Jory Vinikour (’83, Piano)

Grammy Award-nominated harpsichordist

Bing Wang

associate concertmaster of the LA Philharmonic

Andre Watts (AD ’72, Piano)

Grammy Award-winning pianist