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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.

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.

Diversifying The Instrumental Music Repertoire

Instructor: Eli Wirth
Start Date: June 21, 2021
Course Duration: Two weeks, Mondays, Tuesday, and Thursdays 4:00- 6:00 pm EDT
Tuition: $640.00

This 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.

True Inclusion in Music Education: Engaging All Learners Through Creative Music Education

Instructor: Kerry Devlin
Start Date: June 21, 2021
Course Duration: Two weeks, four synchronous classes on Monday and Friday, 3:00- 5:00 pm EDT
Tuition: $640.00

This 15-hour, hybrid format professional development course will cover inclusive music education pedagogy for neurodivergent learners with practical applications for the music education classroom and/or music studio. Designed for music studio teachers, music educators, and music therapists, this interactive learning experience will expand each attendee’s repertoire of inclusive teaching strategies, whether currently working in distance learning or in person formats.