Mission Statement

The Peabody String Sinfonia is a student-led, conductor-less string orchestra whose mission is to bring healing and beauty to people in our Baltimore community who are in situations or in places where they cannot easily gain access to live music, including cancer treatment, incarceration, homelessness, hospitalization, addiction, and hunger. Our members are students and alumni of the Peabody Conservatory who volunteer their time for this project. 

We value connection and kinship most of all. We bring music where life is and our audience members bring life to the ensemble. This is a chance for students to experience connection with each other and our audiences and to enhance our appreciation of what it means to be a musician in the larger world beyond the conservatory and concert hall. The Peabody String Sinfonia is truly all about the music and our focus is on bringing the most beautiful string ensemble repertoire, prepared and performed at the highest level, to these communities.

Eligibility and Requirements

Current Peabody students, as well as alumni, are eligible.

Audition Instructions and Timeline

All applicants are required to submit an application by September 24th, 2023 at 11:59 PM (ET). The application will open on August 14th, 2023.

Please note that an audition recording is required on this form as a YouTube link. The recording should include one solo piece of the applicant’s choosing.

In addition, please select three out of the five prescribed questions to answer in a video. Please submit one video for all three questions. You may stitch videos together into a single video for submission. The questions are:

  1. What do you think you would bring to this ensemble?
  2. What do you think makes a good leader, musically or otherwise?
  3. How do you think this will differ from orchestra? What about a conductor-less string ensemble makes you excited?
  4. What do you think are important qualities to becoming a member of Sinfonia?

The application link can be found here. If you have any questions about the application process or Sinfonia in general, please send an email to [email protected].