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Referral Requests

To protect the safety of both clients and students during the COVID-19 pandemic, we are temporarily suspending any in-person performance referrals. Virtual performance requests will still be accepted and posted. If you have an event in 2021 or beyond, please feel free to email us at and we will notify you when we re-open the in-person requests service.

LAUNCHPad refers outstanding Peabody student and alumni performers at diverse occasions, such as recitals, weddings, parties, church services, receptions, and other events in the Baltimore and Washington, DC regions.

Our carefully selected roster includes top-notch classical and jazz musicians, soloists, and ensembles including harpists, string players, pianists, singers, guitarists, wind and brass players, jazz players, percussionists, and dancers.

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About our Performers

You may be looking to hire a Peabody performer for a special occasion, but what if you don't know what you're looking for? Explore below to learn more about the diverse offerings of our referral service!

Peabody Students & Alumni: click here to learn how to join the Performer Referral Service.


Brass Ensembles and Soloists add a wonderfully regal quality to any event. The most common group to hire is a Brass Quintet, which is made up of Trumpets, French Horn, Trombone, and Tuba. Brass Musicians are musically flexible and feel at home performing wedding ceremonies, dinner events or receptions, in lively pubs, or at religious services.


New this year to the Peabody Conservatory, Dance is an ancient visual art which can be enjoyed at a variety of social events today. This is a new opportunity for the communities in the Baltimore/D.C. region, and we couldn't be more excited to share it with you.


Few instruments are as versatile and well-known by the public than the Guitar. Our referred instrumentalists can perform solo and in various ensemble types depending on your needs!


The Harp is a beautiful instrument and is highly requested for parties and receptions. They are often paired with other instruments like flute, violin, or voice.


The role of Jazz in our community speaks for itself- Jazz Piano is perfect for cocktail hours and other occasions while a small jazz combo can fill the atmosphere at a restaurant, reception, or party.


Percussion can add variety and energy to any performing ensemble! These versatile musicians often perform as soloists, in percussion ensembles, or in chamber groups with other performers. It is often utilized in musical theatre, orchestra, contemporary, and world music, and can be a tasteful addition to church services, dance classes, parades, or other parties and events.


The Strings, specifically the String Quartet, represent our most requested type of instrument group. They are a staple in art music and in the community as the deeply ingrained go-to ensemble for dinner events, weddings, and many other occasions.


Vocalists from Peabody offer dramatic performances for events like parties, ceremonies, and religious services. While Peabody singers receive classical training, many also perform musical theater, as well as pop, jazz, and folk styles.


Wind players provide a beautiful, nonabrasive sound to any event. They are perfect as soloists or in ensembles at cocktail hours, weddings, dinners, and so much more. Typical groups to hire include, but are not limited to, Wind Quintets, Saxophone Quartets, Flute and Clarinet Ensembles, and smaller duos like Flute and Guitar.

We will do our best to match you with appropriate performers for your event, but please note that we cannot guarantee their availability. If you’re seeking a music teacher, please see the instructional programs available from the Peabody Preparatory and Peabody Plus: Music and Dance Enrichment for Adults divisions.


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