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Peabody Curriculum for the Future Task Force

Charge: To oversee the review and revision of Peabody’s curriculum to ensure verbal communication skills, audience development, programming, community connectivity and career planning become integrated into the work of every Peabody student, relating it directly to their regular and essential everyday activities as musician/performers.

  • Judah Adashi, Preparatory/Conservatory Faculty
  • Oscar Bettison, Conservatory Faculty
  • Joe Burgstaller, Conservatory Faculty
  • Mark Cudek, Conservatory Faculty
  • Larry Droppa, Peabody National Advisory Council
  • Richard Giarusso, Conservatory Faculty
  • Atticus Hebson, Conservatory Student
  • Ah Hong, Conservatory Faculty
  • Sarah Hoover, Staff
  • Paul Johnson, Conservatory Faculty
  • JoAnn Kulesza, Conservatory Faculty
  • Ron Levy, Conservatory Faculty
  • Gary Louie, Conservatory Faculty
  • Paul Mathews, Staff
  • Scott Metcalfe, Conservatory Faculty
  • Bob Muckenfuss, Conservatory Faculty
  • Laura Parker, Conservatory Faculty
  • Joel Puckett, Conservatory Faculty
  • Jelena Runic, Conservatory Faculty
  • Matt Rupcich, Alumni
  • Boris Slutsky, Conservatory Faculty
  • Gary Thomas, Conservatory Faculty
  • Dan Trahey, Preparatory/Conservatory Faculty
  • Susan Weiss, Conservatory Faculty

Reimagining Ensembles at Peabody Task Force

Charge: To explore and reimagine possibilities in a future ensembles program that strategically weaves together all ensemble experiences at Peabody in a context that prepares students for the wide variety of experiences they’ll encounter in professional life, and fits Peabody’s future needs.

  • Marin Alsop, Conservatory Faculty
  • CJ Chang, Conservatory Faculty
  • Mark Cudek, Conservatory Faculty
  • David Fedderly, Conservatory Faculty
  • Michael Formanek, Conservatory Faculty
  • Ismar Gomes, Alumni
  • Linda Goodwin, Staff
  • Marian Hahn, Conservatory Faculty
  • Paul Johnson, Conservatory Faculty
  • Michael Kannen, Conservatory Faculty
  • Elizabeth Keckeisen, Conservatory Student
  • Phil Kolker, Conservatory Faculty
  • Maria Lambros, Conservatory Faculty
  • Abbe Levin, Peabody National Advisory Council
  • Anthony McGill, Conservatory Faculty
  • Violaine Melancon, Conservatory Faculty
  • Courtney Orlando, Conservatory Faculty
  • Harlan Parker, Conservatory Faculty
  • Marina Piccinini, Conservatory Faculty
  • Ed Polochick, Conservatory Faculty
  • Steven Rainbolt, Conservoatry Faculty
  • Laurie Sokoloff, Conservatory Faculty
  • Alan Stepansky, chair, Conservatory Faculty
  • Denise Tryon, Conservatory Faculty
  • Bob van Sice, Conservatory Faculty
  • Jeff Weisner, Conservatory Faculty

Faculty Governance Task Force

Charge: With recent revamping of the faculty contract system and an evaluation system now in place, the charge of this task force is to address the current faculty assembly and committee system found in the Faculty Assembly Constitution and Bylaws in order to ensure future faculty engagement in a way that is substantive, meaningful, transparent, and accountable.

  • Vicky Chiang, Conservatory Faculty
  • Julian Gray, Conservatory Faculty
  • Mark Janello, Conservatory Faculty
  • Michael Kannen, Conservatory Faculty
  • Paul Mathews, Staff
  • Yong-Hi Moon, Conservatory Faculty
  • Bob Muckenfuss, Conservatory Faculty
  • Gary Thomas, Conservatory Faculty

Peabody Diversity Pathway Task Force

Charge: to examine Peabody’s current state of diversity with focus on under-represented communities and establish a long-term plan that addresses the diversity pipeline for students, faculty and staff, and in doing so, foster an ongoing conversation about the culture of diversity at Peabody and in the world of classical music.

  • Judah Adashi, Preparatory/Conservatory Faculty
  • Rheda Becker, Peabody Institute Advisory Board
  • danah bella, Conservatory Faculty
  • Paula E. Boggs, Peabody Institute Advisory Board
  • Laura Brooks, Staff
  • Abra Bush, Staff
  • Du Yun, Conservatory Faculty
  • Terry Eberhardt, Alumni
  • Vern Falby, Conservatory Faculty
  • Carissa Fowlkes, Staff
  • Denyce Graves, Conservatory Faculty
  • Marian Hahn, Conservatory Faculty
  • Nilaya Baccus Hairston, Staff
  • Winston Harris, Student
  • Sarah Hoover, Staff
  • John Huling, Staff
  • Ben Johnson, Staff
  • Sean Jones, Conservatory Faculty
  • Alec Kipnes, Student
  • Ana Kupstas, Student
  • Bonghee Lee, Student
  • Rahel Lulseged, Student
  • Brittani McNeill, Alumni
  • Terrance Patterson, Alumni
  • Townsend Plant, Staff
  • Awadagin Pratt, Alumni
  • Yasmeen Richards, Student
  • David Smooke, Conservatory Faculty
  • Dan Trahey, Preparatory/Conservatory Faculty
  • April Tune, Staff
  • Fin Wilner, Student
  • Joseph Young, Conservatory Faculty
  • Lorenzo Zapata, Student

Subcommittees of the Peabody Diversity Pathway Task Force

Pipeline to Student Recruitment

Co-chairs:  Townsend Plant (administration), Julian Gray (faculty), Jackson Willis (student)

  • Terry Eberhardt, Alumni
  • Marian Hahn, Conservatory Faculty
  • Mark Janello, Conservatory Faculty
  • Bonghee Lee, Student
  • Yong-Hi Moon, Conservatory Faculty

Curriculum and Programming

Co-chairs:  Abra Bush (administration), David Smooke (faculty), Tyrone Page (student)

  • Mark Cudek, Conservatory Faculty
  • Vern Falby, Conservatory Faculty
  • Richard Giarusso, Conservatory Faculty
  • Alec Kipnes, Student
  • Laura Parker, Conservatory Faculty

Climate/Inclusion and Cultural Competency

Co-chairs: Sarah Hoover (administration), Dan Trahey (faculty), Lorenzo Zapata (student)

  • Judah Adashi, Preparatory/Conservatory Faculty
  • Paula Boggs, Peabody National Advisory Council & JHU Board of Trustees
  • Laura Brooks, Staff
  • Carissa Fowlkes, Staff
  • Winston Harris, Student
  • Ben Johnson, Staff
  • Michael Kannen, Conservatory Faculty
  • Ana Kupstas, Student