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 2022:

  • Saturday, October 1 at 11:00am, Canton Branch
  • Saturday, October 8 at 11:30am, Roland Park Branch
  • Friday, October 14 at 10:00am, Central Branch
  • Monday, October 17 at 4:00pm, Hamilton Branch
  • Monday, October 24 at 5:30pm, Herring Run Branch
  • Wednesday, November 9 at 12:00pm, Cherry Hill Branch
  • Saturday, November 12 at 2:00pm, Govans Branch
  • Saturday, November 19 at 2:00pm, Waverly Branch
  • Saturday, December 10 at 2:00pm, Washington Village Branch
  • Tuesday, December 13 at 1:00pm, Brooklyn Branch

Tentative Performance Opportunities for Spring 2023:

  • Thursday, February 2 at 6:30pm, Light Street Branch
  • More dates & times to be announced

Eligibility and Requirements

Soloists, Duos and Trios may apply for one or more of the performance opportunities. All current Peabody students are eligible to apply.

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

Application Instructions and Timeline

Peabody at the Library applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Apply here and include the following:

  • Proposed concert program (45 minutes) with title and pieces
  • Please indicate 2 places within the program that could involve audience participation (i.e., movement, clapping, listening for a particular theme or sound, conversation about instruments in the ensemble, etc.)
  • A brief (3-5 minute) video demonstrating interpersonal and performance skills. The video should include: A) a verbal introduction of your ensemble, including why you’re applying for this opportunity, and B) performance of one musical selection from your proposed program, including audience engagement element

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