Since 2015 the Peabody Institute has been repositioning itself in the world of music conservatories, its home community of Baltimore, and as a division of the renowned Johns Hopkins University. This has led to a stimulating period of growth, focused on excellence, innovation, and leading the way in adapting to the changes in the American and international performing arts landscape. Founded in 1857, Peabody is the oldest conservatory in the nation and has a storied history. Over the years, its landmark buildings have seen visiting artists such as Peter Tchaikovsky, Anton Rubinstein, Igor Stravinsky, Nadia Boulanger, and Leonard Bernstein. It counts André Watts, Philip Glass, James Morris, Hilary Hahn, Cyrus Chestnut, Tori Amos, and numerous Grammy Award-winners among its illustrious alumni. Current faculty includes artists such as Marin Alsop, Manuel Barrueco, Leon Fleisher, Marina Piccinini, and two Pulitzer Prize winning composers, Kevin Puts and Du Yun. Guest artist-faculty include Richard Goode, Midori, and Georg Haas.
The Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University trains artists who are:
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To realize this vision of marrying the old with the new, and to ensure that Peabody and Johns Hopkins University leverage their competitive advantage, Peabody built its Breakthrough Plan around Five Pillars: Excellence, Interdisciplinary Experiences, Innovation, Community Connectivity, and Diversity.