Peabody at the Library features interactive and engaging programs designed and performed by Peabody students at library branches across Baltimore City. The program is open to soloists, duos, and trios, and offers a $125 stipend to each performer for every concert. Performers are expected to design programs suitable for adults and children alike. 

Tentative Performance Opportunities for Fall 2023:

  • Northwood – Saturday, October 14th at 1:30pm
  • Roland Park – Monday, October 16th at 5:00pm
  • Cherry Hill – Monday, October 23 at 2:00pm
  • Canton – Saturday, November 4th at 11:00am
  • Herring Run – Monday, November 6th at 5:00pm
  • Hamilton – Saturday, November 11th at 2:00pm
  • Southeast Anchor – Saturday, November 18th at 3:00pm
  • Patterson Park – Monday, November 27th at 4:30pm
  • Orleans Street – Saturday, December 16th at 2:00pm

Tentative Performance Opportunities for Spring 2024:

  • Light Street – Saturday, March 9th at 1:00pm
  • Brooklyn – Monday, April 8th at 4:00pm
  • Waverly – Monday, April 15th at 5:30pm
  • Govans – Saturday, April 20th at 11:00am
  • Hampden – Thursday, April 25th at 4:30pm
  • Pennsylvania Avenue – Wednesday, May 1st at 3:00pm
  • Edmondson Avenue – Monday, May 6th at 5:30pm
  • Reisterstown Road – Monday, May 13th at 2:00pm
  • Walbrook – TBD


  • Participate in community engagement meetings and/or coaching sessions as needed 
  • Secure and provide their own instrument, stand, music, and amplification (if necessary) for performances 
  • Arrange and fund their own transportation to and from the venue (personal or public transport, Hopkins shuttle bus, Hop Van, Lyft, etc.) 
  • Arrive 15-30 minutes prior to scheduled performance time for check-in and set up 
  • Deliver a Peabody approved, 45-minute concert program at designated Enoch Pratt Library locations, times and dates 

Eligibility and Requirements

Soloists, duos, and trios in their third and fourth year of undergraduate study and all graduate students are eligible to apply; at this time, the program is not open to dancers. 

*Open to all instruments including voice, winds, and brass; players must adhere to JHU and partner guidelines, especially masking policies.

Application Instructions and Timeline

The application process is currently concluded for the 2023-2024 academic year. 

  • 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 (e.g. proposed repertoire, etc.). 
  • 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].