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The Peabody Institute is thrilled to launch our new series of classes geared specifically towards professional arts educators, arts administrators, and performing artists. Our newly established 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.

All fall 2020 Peabody Pro classes, listed below, will be delivered online via Zoom.

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.

The Art of the Beatmaker: Hip Hop Music Production Demystified

Instructor: Wendel Patrick
Start Date: October 22, 2020 New Date
Course Duration: Two-day, synchronous class held on 10/15 and 10/16 at 6:00-10:00 pm ET
Tuition: $345.00

A two-day online intensive, deep dive into advanced music production techniques for beatmakers and hip-hop producers with anywhere from intermediate to advanced experience and skill levels.

An Introduction to Audio Engineering

Instructor: Ed Tetreault
Start Date: October 22, 2020
Course Duration: 5 week, synchronous class held on Thursdays at 6:00-8:00 pm ET
Tuition: $425.00

This five-week course serves as an introduction to recording technology and the craft of audio engineering. Topics will include acoustics, psychoacoustics, microphone theory and technique, signal processing, signal flow, digital audio theory, and the digital workstation.

Violin & Viola Pedagogy Master Class II: Intermediate/Advanced Warm-Ups for Lessons & Ensembles

Instructor: Rebecca Henry
Start Date: November 7, 2020
Course Duration: One synchronous class on 11/7 at 3:30-5:00 pm ET
Fees: $55.00

These online sessions combine demonstrations with Preparatory students on focused pedagogical topics followed by an interactive workshop for participants. See above for Part I

Diversifying the Instrumental Music Repertoire

Instructor: Elijah Wirth
Start Date: January 7, 2021
Course Duration: Five-week, synchronous class on 1/7, 1/14, 1/21, 1/28, and 2/4 at 7:00-9:00 pm ET
Tuition: $425.00

This five-week online course dives into the history of large ensemble compositions by composers from historically underrepresented genders, and racial, ethnic, and cultural heritages. Highlights will include: an examination of the history of these historically underrepresented groups in western classical music, a deeper examination of several composers of significance, and repertoire recommendations for your grade school through collegiate ensembles.

Playing Well: Anatomy and Movement for Musicians

Instructor: Serap Bastepe-Gray
Start Date: January 12, 2021
Course Duration: 12 Weeks, Asynchronous and 4 synchronous meetings with instructor at 7:30 pm ET (1/12, 2/9, 3/9, and 4/13)
Tuition: $2,660.00

Anatomy+Movement for Instrumental Musicians explores the anatomical and movement principles that govern efficient and effective physical motion, and provides musicians with “operating instructions” for their own bodies.

Postponed: True Inclusion in Music Education: Engaging Neurodivergent Learners Through Creative Music Education Pedagogy 

Instructor: Kerry Devlin, MMT, MT-BC
Start Date: TBD
Course Duration: Four-part, synchronous class held on 10/19, 11/16, 12/21, and 1/25 at 7:00-8:30 pm ET
Tuition: $255.00

This four-part online learning experience will cover inclusive music education pedagogy for neurodivergent learners with practical applications for your classroom or music studio.