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The Peabody Institute is thrilled to offer our series of classes geared specifically towards professional arts educators, arts administrators, and performing artists. The Peabody Pro learning experiences are tailored for professionals in the world of music and dance performance and education who wish to expand their professional knowledge or pursue a new interest.

For professional musicians and music educators residing in the state of Maryland seeking funding for professional development: The Maryland State Arts Council offers individual Professional Development Opportunity Grants to artists of up to $2,000 to encourage and support relevant professional development opportunities.

Upcoming Courses

Vocal Technique for the Classroom

Instructor: Madeleine Gray
Start Date: June 9, 2022
Course Duration: One synchronous class on 6/14, 10:00 am- 1:00 pm EDT
Tuition: $195.00

This class will provide tools and information to work more effectively with singers in a group context. Class will explore basic vocal technique, debunk vocal myths, and give teachers skills to help their singers produce their best and healthiest sound in any context.

Students may attend in person or online and are encouraged to also enroll in Repertoire for Young Soloists (below).

Repertoire for Young Soloists

Instructor: Madeleine Gray
Start Date: June 9, 2022
Course Duration: One synchronous class on 6/9, 2:00 pm- 5:00 pm EDT
Tuition: $195.00

An exploration of how to identify and choose suitable solo repertoire for middle and high school singers, how to navigate song lists for Solo and Ensemble festivals and other competitions, and what to focus on when time is limited. Guiding principles can be applied to all genres.

Students may attend in person or online and are encouraged to also enroll in Vocal Technique for the Classroom (above).

String Pedagogy Hot Topics I
Range Exploration

Instructor: Rebecca Henry
Start Date: June 14, 2022
Course Duration: One synchronous class on 6/14, 1:00 pm- 3:30 pm EDT
Tuition: $75.00

Explore physical aspects of developing fluidity and balance by manipulating a range of angles and sensations to improve posture, shifting, vibrato, and bow strokes with students at any level.

See Topics II and III below

String Pedagogy Hot Topics II
Short Lyrical Pieces to Build Technique and Musicianship

Instructor: Daniel Levitov
Start Date: June 21, 2022
Course Duration: One synchronous class on 6/21, 1:00 pm- 3:30 pm EDT
Tuition: $75.00

Short lyrical pieces provide opportunities to study nuance, in both the left hand and right hand approaches. These works can act as a launch pad to greater artistry, sophistication, and control. We will explore exercises and specific examples in the string repertoire.

See Topic I above and III below

String Pedagogy Hot Topics III
Selected Etudes to Develop Technique at the Intermediate Level

Instructor: Christian Tremblay
Start Date: June 28, 2022
Course Duration: One synchronous class on 6/28, 1:00 pm- 3:30 pm EST
Tuition: $75.00

Through the study of etudes, students prepare for the technical demands of upper intermediate and advanced violin repertoire. This class will discuss selected etudes that are especially effective to build technique at that level.

See Topic I and II above

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