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As a student at Peabody, you’ll have the chance to take your artistic work into the community through a variety of paid and volunteer programs, including mentorship and training opportunities. Along with traditional performances in our concert halls, you can practice program, partnership, and production skills while shaping your artistic vision through a variety of targeted teaching and performance opportunities in different community settings.

Explore our Community-Based Learning programs and apply through the links below! If you have questions or want to learn more, contact launchpad@jhu.edu.

Education

Build skills and experience in teaching artistry, K-12 and higher ed education, and group and private instruction.

HarpAdventures
Curricular - Paused

Peabody harpists bring the harp and harp lessons into Baltimore-area schools.

InterPlay
Paid (Stipend) - Applications Closed

InterPlay, a joint venture of the Peabody Institute and University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC), connects Peabody graduates with UMBC undergraduates for their mutual benefit.

Junior Bach
Curricular

Peabody composition students volunteer to teach weekly one-on-one composition lessons in local schools.

OrchKids
Paid (Hourly) - Priority Deadline: September 19

FWS Teaching Artists support OrchKids students and their musical progress through small group and pull-out private lessons.

Peabody Outreach for Piano Pedagogy
Curricular

Peabody Outreach for Piano Pedagogy (POPP) provides Peabody students the opportunity to teach weekly piano lessons in Baltimore-area schools.

Health & Well-Being

Build skills and experience deploying music as a service to support health and well-being, including repertoire and program design and site specific programming.

Arts in Health Fellowship at Johns Hopkins Hospital
Paid (Hourly) - Deadline TBA

The Arts in Health Fellowship at Johns Hopkins Hospital is a competitive, paid program that trains student leaders in the curation and execution of arts in health performances as a member of a growing Arts in Health team.

Music for a While
Paid (Hourly) - Deadline TBA

Incorporate your artistry into the healthcare environment at Johns Hopkins Medicine, either onsite in public lobbies or through virtual program delivery.

Musician-in-Residence Program
Paid (Stipend) - Applications Closed

Conservatory students live, practice, and perform in local senior living facilities.

Additional Programs

The additional programs linked below also include Health & Well-Being componenets.

Performance

Build skills and experience in public performance, repertoire and program design, audience interaction and development, site specific programming, and more.

Concerts for Every Body
Paid (Stipend) - Priority Deadline: September 18

Conservatory students partner with music therapists to craft accessible, interactive concerts that center freedom of movement, self-expression, and restorative music experiences for the many identities audience members and performing musicians hold.

Peabody at the Library
Paid (Stipend) - Priority Deadline: September 18

Students work with Baltimore City's Enoch Pratt Free Library Branches to prepare and present fun, family-friendly concerts for the community.

Peabody at the Walters
Volunteer - Deadline TBA

The Walters Art Museum offers a variety of interdisciplinary, educational, and other performance opportunities for Peabody students.

Peabody String Sinfonia
Volunteer - Deadline TBA

A student-run, conductorless string orchestra who strive to bring healing and beauty to struggling communities within Baltimore.

Penn Station Rush Hour Series
Paid (Stipend) - Paused

Students welcome and entertain travelers as they perform in the hall of Baltimore’s historic Penn Station during the height of rush hour on select Friday afternoons.

Young Artist Development Series
Paid (Stipend) - Deadline TBA

This week-long fellowship in collaboration with El Paso Pro Musica provides intensive, real-world training experience for performing musicians.