Thank you…

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.

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Peabody Philanthropy
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


First-Time Donors


Gifts Received


Million in Donations

Peabody Partnerships Powered by Philanthropy



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


Preparatory students

$19.6 Million

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


Conservatory performances


Preparatory performances


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

Community Connectivity


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

Interdisciplinary Experience


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

Fred Bronstein

Fred Bronstein, Dean of the Peabody Institute

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.