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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: 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.

Intro to Mixing In a DAW

Instructor: Drew Mazurek
Start Date: January 26, 2021
Course Duration: Full semester, Tuesdays at 6:00- 7:00 pm ET
Tuition: $680.00

In this course you'll learn music mixing in a DAW from the ground up. We'll start with the basics of audio mixing using the free built-in tools that come with every DAW. You'll learn about EQs, Dynamics processors, and time based effects and how they help you to sculpt a powerful and effective mix in any genre.

This class will be taught using Pro Tools, but students can use any DAW as the concepts covered transcend any one application.

Led by Drew Mazurek, an experienced recording engineer/mixer with over 20 years in the music industry, and owner and operator his own studio since 1988. He earned an RIAA Gold Certification for DJ Kool's "Let Me Clear My Throat" and has also mixed many live broadcasts for MTV, VH1, and BET.

Violin & Viola Pedagogy Master Class III: From Giving to Guiding

Instructor: Rebecca Henry
Start Date: January 30, 2021
Course Duration: One synchronous class on 1/30 at 3:30-5:00 pm ET
Tuition: $55.00

This series of classes on Saturday afternoons is open to studio teachers, public school teachers, conductors, and pedagogy students. A teacher workshop will follow each master class, in which Peabody Preparatory violin and/or viola students perform. We will integrate work on the session topic into the music the student is preforming to help integrate their technical and musical practice and understanding.

See part IV below

Violin & Viola Pedagogy Master Class IV: Breathe, Cue, Communicate!

Instructor: Rebecca Henry
Start Date: February 27, 2021
Course Duration: One synchronous class on 2/27 at 3:30-5:00 pm ET
Tuition: $55.00

This series of classes on Saturday afternoons is open to studio teachers, public school teachers, conductors, and pedagogy students. A teacher workshop will follow each master class, in which Peabody Preparatory violin and/or viola students perform. We will integrate work on the session topic into the music the student is preforming to help integrate their technical and musical practice and understanding.

See part III above

An Introduction to Audio Engineering

Instructor: Ed Tetreault
Start Date: March 18, 2021
Course Duration: 6 Weeks, Thursdays from 6:00- 8:00 pm ET
Tuition: $510.00

This 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.

Instructed by Ed Tetreault, current manager of the Recording Arts & Sciences department of the Peabody Conservatory, who has recorded, mixed, or mastered releases on labels such as Naxos, Centaur, Vanguard Classics, Onyx, and also several Grammy-nominated releases for Tonar Records.