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Referral Requests

To protect the safety of both clients and students during the COVID-19 pandemic, we are currently only posting in-person referrals for on-campus, JHU-affiliated events. Virtual performance requests for other events will still be accepted and posted. If you have an event in 2022 or beyond, please feel free to email us at launchpad@jhu.edu. We will notify you when we re-open the in-person requests service to the wider community.

LAUNCHPad refers outstanding Peabody students and alumni to perform at diverse occasions, including recitals, weddings, parties, church services, and receptions in Baltimore and Washington, DC.

Our carefully selected roster includes top-notch dancers, as well as classical and jazz musicians who work in solo and ensemble contexts. You can request specific instruments or instrument classes such as brass, guitar, harp, percussion, strings, voice, and winds.

Follow the link below to make your inquiry:

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About Our Performers

What if you don't know what kind of performer you're looking for? Read on to learn more about the diverse offerings of our referral service!

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Brass

Brass musicians feel at home performing at weddings, receptions, religious services, or even lively pubs. They often play as soloists or in brass quintets.

Dance

Dance is an ancient visual art which can be enjoyed at a variety of social events today. We are incredibly excited to share the work of Peabody's incredible dancers with you.

Guitar

Few instruments are more versatile and publicly known than the guitar. Our referred guitarists can perform in solo or ensemble contexts depending on your needs.

Harp

The harp is a beautiful instrument that is highly requested for parties and receptions. Harps are often paired with other instruments such as flute, violin, or voice.

Jazz

Our jazz pianists are comfortable playing for cocktail hours and other small occasions, while our jazz combos are happy to perform at restaurants, receptions, or parties.

Percussion

Our versatile percussionists can often perform as soloists, in percussion ensembles, or in chamber groups with other instrumentalists. They provide a tasteful addition to church services, dance classes, parades, or other parties and events.

Strings

The strings, specifically the string quartet, represent our most requested type of instrument group. Strings are the deeply ingrained, go-to instruments for dinners, weddings, and many other occasions.

Voice

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

Winds

Our wind players are perfect soloists and ensemble members at cocktail hours, weddings, dinners, and more. Typical groups to hire include wind quintets, saxophone quartets, flute and clarinet ensembles, and duos for flute and guitar.

We do our best to match you with appropriate performers for your event. However, we cannot guarantee their availability. If you are 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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