in career development grants awarded
for your dedication and commitment to the future of music and dance. Your support this year helped our students, faculty, and staff thrive while ensuring our safe return to campus. This year has once again proven the resilience and adaptability of our institution. Our commitment to training 21st century artists has been deepened by your partnership as a notable friend of Peabody and your giving. We are grateful for your meaningful contribution to the ongoing evolution of the arts.
by the numbers
Your generosity has enabled us to not only sustain but to grow.
Thank you for helping us to break our overall fundraising goal yet again in FY22!
Donors in 2022
Million in Donations
in career development grants awarded
in student emergency support awarded
career development grant awardees
students engaged in career coaching
new hybrid master’s degree program in composition
new ensembles: New Orleans Jazz Ensemble, Peabody Camerata/NEXT Ensemble, Laptop Ensemble
full-time Conservatory students
Conservatory student aid awarded
Preparatory student aid awarded
new faculty hires
degrees awarded in 2022
23 graduates from new Dance and MFNM programs
Conservatory Master Classes
facilities pre-studies completed
of enrolled students from historically underrepresented communities
of faculty from historically underrepresented communities
Next Normal attendance
Fall: Flexibility is the Future and Spring: IDEAs
Next Normal presenters and panelists across FY22
Blue Ribbon Scholarship partners and organizations supporting young artists, contributing to the diversity of our student body
attendees in Sound Rounds weekly music sessions at Johns HopkinsHealth Systems
Inspired Aging Fellows and Musicians in Residence at senior living facilities
Tuned-In and Misbin New Directions Ensemble student performances
new campus established for the Preparatory
of undergraduates enrolled as dual-degree students
performer health appointments delivered at the Peabody Clinic
advisement sessions delivered at the Peabody Clinic
inaugural postdoctoral fellow in performing arts health, science, and education
The 2021–22 academic year gave Peabody many reasons to celebrate, including a return to campus life and donors—like you—who have responded generously allowing Peabody to reach record-setting levels of philanthropic support. Thanks to you, we surpassed our FY22 fundraising goal, making our last two fiscal years our two best fundraising years yet—an impressive testament to Peabody’s deep history and tradition, coupled with its innovative and forward-looking vision of training 21st-century artists. I am proud to share the impact of your philanthropy in 2021–22 in the enclosed report.
Your ongoing support allows Peabody to remain a leader in arts education and pre-professional arts training. We continue to make great strides in our Breakthrough Plan pillars of excellence, innovation, and diversity, along with interdisciplinary experiences and community connectivity. Notable achievements include graduating our first cohort in important new programs in Dance and Music for New Media, the launch of an online program in composition, and the expansion of existing programs, all of which have led to recruitment of our largest and most diverse student body ever, with more than 750 students on campus this fall. Other achievements include Peabody’s continued leadership as convener of conversations around critical issues in the performing arts with two successful Next Normal symposiums, along with the opening of a new campus for the Preparatory, and laying the groundwork for major capital improvements to Peabody’s historic Mount Vernon campus in order to ensure that Peabody’s physical plant can support its expanding vision in the decades to come. Please read on for more details about these and many more highlights of the year.
I want to take this opportunity to express my deepest and most sincere gratitude for the role you have played in Peabody’s recent growth and expansion. As we work to shape a more vibrant, inclusive, equitable, and sustainable performing arts landscape, your gift to Peabody is a gift to the future of arts and culture, and for that, I am most grateful and thank you.
Your ongoing support allows Peabody to remain a leader in arts education and pre-professional arts training. We continue to make great strides in our Breakthrough Plan pillars of excellence, innovation, and diversity, along with interdisciplinary experiences and community connectivity.