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 2022-2023 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.

Participant responsibilities include:

  • Teaching: Three to four sessions with UMBC students during Fall 2022 or Spring 2023 Semester. Teaching content and schedule will be determined according to the participants’ field and availability.
  • Meetings: Two meetings with Dr. Yoshioka (UMBC) and Manager of Community Partnerships during teaching semester.

 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 2022-2023:  
    • piano, flute, oboe, clarinet, jazz saxophone, trombone, tuba/euphonium, percussion, violin, cello, guitar, voice (spring only), composition (spring only)
  • Applicants are expected to have teaching experience or must be planning to teach.
  • Chosen applicants are expected to participate in all required teaching and mentorship to receive stipend.
  • Introductory performance for UMBC community

Application Instructions and Timeline

The deadline to apply for Fall 2022 and Spring 2023 applications is ASAP. Applications can be found here.

For further information, please contact Khandeya Sheppard, Manager of Community Partnerships at