Peabody students collaborate with Walters Staff members to develop interactive performances that reference the museum’s collection through music. Performances take place in the Walters Art Museum Sculpture Court. Audience for these concerts includes Mount Vernon residents, seniors, families with small children, school tour groups, and regular museum visitors. Visitors typically discover these concerts upon their visit to the museum. It is not uncommon for visitors to listen to only part of the performance and then continue with their visit. Performers are encouraged to develop programs that invite audience members to explore the galleries rather than remain seated.

Eligibility and Requirements

  • Soloists and ensembles who are in their third and fourth year of undergraduate study and all graduate students may apply.
  • Selected performers will be expected to meet with Walters staff on site at least once before the performance to determine rehearsal times, equipment, and staffing needs.
  • Final program information must be provided to the Walters no later than two weeks before the performance date.
  • It is important that Peabody at the Walters programs be interactive. All applications must include a clear plan for audience engagement.

*There is no piano at the Walters, but a keyboard will be available for performances

Application Instructions and Timeline

This program is currently paused.

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