InterPlay, a collaboration between the Peabody Institute and University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC), began in 2016 to connect Peabody graduate students with UMBC undergraduate music majors. The partnership has evolved to feature a mentored, four-session teaching project for Peabody graduate students in collaboration with UMBC faculty. Teaching projects to date have included master classes, lessons for specified instruments, chamber music coaching, orchestral sectionals, audition preparation seminars, improvisation workshop, career advising, and mock audition panels.

Interplay 2023-2024 participants will receive a $300 stipend. In addition to valuable teaching experience, participants also receive mentorship from both Peabody and UMBC faculty, as well as feedback on teaching from students and audiences.


  • Teaching: Four sessions with UMBC students during Fall 2023 or Spring 2024 Semester
    • Teaching content and schedule will be determined according to the participants’ field and availability
    • Participants are expected to participate in all required teaching and mentorship to receive stipend
    • Participants will be asked to do an introductory performance for UMBC community
  • Meetings: Two meetings with Dr. Yoshioka (UMBC) and Manager of Community Partnerships during teaching semester
  • Transportation: Participants are responsible for their own transportation

 Eligibility and Requirements

  • The program is open to currently enrolled graduate students (DMA DIPs are welcome to apply)
  • Performers will be selected from the following for Interplay 2023-2024:  
    • Piano, flute, oboe, clarinet, jazz saxophone, trombone, tuba/euphonium, percussion, violin/viola, cello, guitar, voice (spring only), composition (spring only)
  • Applicants are expected to have teaching experience or must be planning to teach

Application Instructions and Timeline

  • Application Deadline: Sunday, March 12, 2023 
  • Apply via SMILE and submit supplementary application form 
  • Applications will be reviewed and follow-up meetings, if necessary, will be scheduled between March 27-April 28. Applicants that advance may be asked to provide supplemental information. 
  • Acceptance notifications will be made starting May 5 

Application Requirements

  • In SMILE, submit your resume/CV 
  • In the supplementary application form, submit the following: 
    • Brief questions about your interest in the program 
    • Biography 
    • Photo 
    • Recording/work sample (encouraged, but optional) 
    • Additional supplemental materials (optional) 

For further information, please contact Khandeya Sheppard, Manager of Community Partnerships at [email protected].