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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!

Arts in Health Fellowship at Johns Hopkins Hospital
Paid (Hourly) - March 27 Deadline

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.

Concerts for Every Body
New Program

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.

Inspired Aging Fellowship
Paid (Hourly) - March 27 Deadline

The Inspired Aging Fellowship is a competitive, paid training program for graduate and undergraduate students who seek to develop artistic enrichment in the lives of senior citizens.

Paid (Stipend) - March 27 Deadline

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.

Music for a While
Paid (Hourly) - March 27 Deadline

Music for a While is a performance opportunity for musicians who wish to incorporate their 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) - March 8 Deadline

Peabody's Musician-in-Residence program places Conservatory students in local senior living facilities.

Peabody at the Library
Paid (Stipend) - Rolling Deadline

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 - Paused

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

Peabody String Sinfonia
Volunteer - Deadline TBA

The Peabody String Sinfonia is 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 serve as ambassadors for the city of Baltimore, welcoming and seeing off travelers as they perform in the hall of Baltimore’s historic Penn Station during the height of rush hour on select Friday afternoons.

Sound Rounds
Paid (Hourly) - Paused

Peabody’s Sound Rounds program brings musical services to patients’ bedsides at Johns Hopkins Hospital to provide comfort and companionship through music.

Young Artist Development Series
Paid (Stipend) - April 1 Deadline

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

Curricular Programs

Various Peabody studios facilitate integrated community engagement programs and learning opportunities. Explore programs in your area of study below.


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

Junior Bach

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

Opera in Action

Who gets to make and to experience opera? Opera in Action is a course where students explore these questions and pose their own, using a short opera performance as the catalyst for both classroom and community engagement.