Office of Academic Affairs
Admissions Office
Audio-Visual Services
Box Office
Business Office
Case Management/Student Support
Concert Office
Counseling Center At Johns Hopkins University
Credit Union 
Dean’s Office
Dining Services
Disability Resources
Ensemble Office
External Relations
Facilities, Administration, And Plant Operations Office
Financial Aid Office
Health Insurance
Health Services
Human Resources/ Payroll Services Office
Information Technology Office
Office of International Services
Instrument Insurance
Libraries And Archives
Marketing and Communications Office
Peabody LAUNCHPad
Opera Department Office and Studio
Performance Halls
Piano Technicians
Preparatory Office
Recording Studios
Registrar’s Office
Residence Life Office
Student Affairs Office
Student Engagement And Involvement
Office of Student Enrollment and Account Management (SEAM)

Office of Academic Affairs

Austrian Hall, Second Floor

The Office of Academic Affairs serves the academic and musical mission of the Peabody Institute in administering the curricula of the Conservatory’s degree programs by monitoring academic and performance requirements, the integrity of curricular offerings, and student degree progress. Academic Affairs also provides academic advising and throughout the year oversees student academic standing.

Below is a summary of the staff in the Office of Academic Affairs and the students they advise: 

  • The Associate Dean for Academic Affairs oversees advising for all Peabody students. They also serve as a liaison between the students and faculty, and between the Conservatory and the University, on the details of learning and assessment.  
  • The Undergraduate Academic Program Coordinator advises all undergraduate students (BM and BFA.  
  • Peabody double degree students are advised by the Undergraduate Academic Program Coordinator (who also coordinates the program) and Homewood advising. 
  • Music Education students are advised by the Undergraduate Academic Program Coordinator and their respective faculty.  
  • The Master’s Academic Program Coordinator advises all MM, GPD, and AD students.  
  • MA students are advised by both the Masters Academic Program Coordinator and their respective faculty.  
  • The DMA Academic Program Coordinator advises all Doctor of Musical Arts students.

Advising partners with students on academic and co-curricular opportunities, program requirements and course planning, academic policies and processes, academic and non-academic resources, study skills strategies, the tutoring program, and degree progress. Students are welcome to visit the Office of Academic Affairs or Advising or to schedule appointments.


The Office of Academic Affairs offers peer tutoring in select subjects. Students who are experiencing difficulty should first consult with the teacher or graduate assistant of the course. If more assistance is required, students can request tutoring in one of the following:

Undergraduate: Music Theory, Music History, Humanities/writing, Italian, German, French.
Graduate: Music Theory, Ear Training, Writing.

Admissions Office

Peabody Living Center, First Floor
[email protected]

The Office of Admissions is responsible for new student recruitment and selection at the Peabody Conservatory. During the summer and fall months, admissions and faculty personnel develop student contacts through major summer music festivals, high school ensembles, regional performing groups, and recruitment events around the country. The admissions staff also coordinates all auditions and interviews, including interviews for graduate assistantships.

Audio-Visual Services

Conservatory Basement

Peabody AV supplies Audio-Visual and sound reinforcement services for events and performances taking place within Peabody’s performance halls. Equipment is available upon request via email at [email protected]. Four week’s advance notice is required and equipment can be provided for one rehearsal and one concert for degree recitals at no charge. Equipment for student recitals is limited to two microphones, two speakers, an analogue mixer, and the appropriate cables and stands. Technicians are not provided. Additional equipment, including video playback machines and projectors are available to doctoral students for use in degree lecture presentations.

Box Office

Grand Arcade, Plaza Level

The Peabody Box Office is open Monday-Friday one hour before the start time of ticketed concerts.

Creating an Account with the Box Office:

Upon first visit to the Box Office, visitors will create a user account via the online ticketing website. Once an account is created, the Box Office can assist with ticket needs. Below are the steps to create an account.

  1. Visit
  2. Click “Login” and select the “Student/Faculty/Staff” button.
  3. Enter JHU log-in and password.
  4. Fill in all of the required fields and click: submit. It is important to provide accurate information when filling out this form. The Box Office will use this information if they need to get in contact.

After creating an account, community members can access their complimentary tickets by visiting the Box Office or going to the website up to 24 hours prior to an event. If tickets need to be picked up the day of the event, please visit the Box Office by 4:00pm for a weekday event, or by 4:00 pm on Friday for a weekend performance. When the Box Office opens one hour prior to an event, there will be no complimentary student tickets available.

Business Office

Leakin Hall, 1st Floor #P03L

For student account billing questions, payment plan information, student refunds, and tuition charges/payment methods, pleasecontact SEAM, the Office of Student Enrollment and Account Management. 

In addition to student accounts, SEAM is your starting point for questions regarding registration, and financial aid. SEAM provides personalized assistance to ensure you get your questions answered and transactions completed quickly and accurately. 

For questions regarding student health insurance plans, contact Academic Health Plans or 855-423-1678. 

Case Management/Student Support

PLC 106
[email protected]

Case Management/Student Support provides one-on-one support, including interventions, advocacy, referrals, and follow-up services for students who are experiencing difficulties related to any area of concern.

Case Managers provide resources and information to help students navigate campus systems and policies while prioritizing their well-being and academic success. Additionally, Case Managers will assist students in making connections with faculty, staff, other offices, and even community partners that can collaborate with them to help meet their needs. Lastly, Student Support not only advocates for students but to also helps students develop self-advocacy skills that prepare them for involvement in the larger community and life beyond college. 

Concert Office

Grand Arcade, Level M1, Room B07C

The Concert Office coordinates the scheduling of special events, degree and non-degree recitals, receptions, lectures, master classes, and competitions. This office arranges all the logistics involved in the use of the performance and rehearsal halls on campus.

The Concert Office establishes the guidelines and procedures that govern recital program formats and the use of concert facilities. Students receive this information at the time they schedule their recitals. For policies and procedures regarding degree recitals, visit the The Nest.

Counseling Center at Johns Hopkins University

3003 N. Charles Street, Homewood Apartments, S -200

Fall and Spring Semester Hours

Monday – Thursday  8:30 am – 6:00 pm
Friday  8:30 am – 5:00 pm

To reach an after-hours on-call counselor, call 410-516-8278 and press 1.

Counseling and psychological services are available for Peabody students at the Counseling Center on the Homewood campus. The Counseling Center staff is committed to enhancing the well-being and personal development of JHU students and learners. We strive to be sensitive to the diverse needs of our student body and specialize in treating the mental health concerns that are prevalent in a diverse university population. Our goal is to assist students in addressing the difficulties they encounter, empowering them to make the most of their educational opportunities. 

Counseling Center services include: short-term individual therapy; group therapy; crisis intervention; psychiatric services (including medication); outreach workshops (on topics such as anxiety and stress management,  mindfulness, and interpersonal relationships); student development and support programs such as programs for international students, students of color, and LGBTQ+ students; and consultation regarding concerns a person might have about a student. Some typical concerns that might lead a student to contact the Center include, but are not limited to, feeling overwhelmed or having difficulty coping, academic/performance stress and anxiety, difficulties in interpersonal relationships, loneliness, or depression.

All contacts at the Center are strictly confidential. No information is released, on or off campus, without the student’s prior written authorization, except in those rare circumstances where it is required by law (for example, life threatening situations). Students may make appointments for professional services by calling the Counseling Center at 410-516-8278 and pressing 2. Students will be scheduled for a Remote Initial Consultation and will talk with a counselor to develop a mutually agreed upon plan to help the student reach their goals. Counseling appointments can be conducted in person or virtually, depending on the student’s preference. In addition, a professional staff member is on duty each day for immediate assistance in case of an emergency.

To obtain additional information about programs and services, contact the Counseling Center at 410-516-8278.

Credit Union

Main Branch
2027 E. Monument Street

Homewood Branch
4 E. 33rd Street

410-534-4500 / 1-800-543-2870

Students may join the Johns Hopkins Federal Credit Union for their banking needs. The Credit Union is a member-owned financial cooperative specifically established to serve the Hopkins community, offering savings and checking accounts, E-banking, fee-free access to over 30,000 ATMs and over 5000 Shared Branches Nation-wide, and loans with competitive rates. Credit Union members can apply for loans from the Credit Union for cars, education, bill consolidation, or other financial needs. Members can retain their accounts with the Credit Union after they are no longer at Peabody. For more information on Credit Union services, go to

Dean’s Office

Leakin Hall, Second Floor

The Dean oversees all aspects of the administrative and academic activities of both divisions of the Peabody Institute—the Conservatory and the Preparatory. In addition, the dean represents the Institute to the public and, as dean of a division of the University, reports to the Provost and President of The Johns Hopkins University.

Dining Services

Hopkins Dining offers a welcoming environment to meet fellow community members while dining on freshly prepared from-scratch foods. With two dining locations at Peabody, Hopkins Dining strives to provide all guests with healthy and varied food options. The dining staff are a professional team experienced in food preparation, service, and nutrition. Students on the Peabody meal plan are able to eat at any Hopkins Dining location using their meal plan but must indicate to the cashier that they are on the Peabody meal plan. Suggestions and comments concerning the operation of the dining hall are always welcome. Please feel free to share your input at [email protected]. The dining calendar, daily hours, meal plan information, and other details  may be found on the Dining page.

Disability Resources

Student Affairs Office Suite, Unger Lounge
[email protected]

The Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University values diversity and inclusion. We are committed to a climate of mutual respect and civility among members of our community. Peabody recognizes that disability is an aspect of diversity that adds richness to our community. To this end, Student Disability Services in the Student Affairs Office collaborates with students, faculty, and staff to create learning environments that are accessible, equitable, inclusive and welcoming. Students with disabilities who anticipate barriers to full participation in courses and/or campus activities are encouraged to contact the Student Affairs Office or reach out directly to Student Disability Services (SDS).

SDS provides individualized accommodations that are aligned with the academic and technical standards of the conservatory. To receive reasonable accommodations, students must first establish eligibility through SDS. register with SDS. Students can complete the SDS application online to begin the process of requesting accommodations. SDS also has Documentation Guidelines and a Documentation Form that explain the disability related information needed to support requests for accommodations.

Students who are unfamiliar with the accommodation process and/or who are experiencing a barrier in accessing diagnosis or documentation are encouraged to contact SDS.

While accommodations can be implemented at any time, students are encouraged to make contact with SDS and establish accommodations as early as possible, even if the student does not anticipate needing them. In this way, the office will be prepared to work with the student expediently if something changes and the accommodations are needed.

Ensemble Office

Arcade, Level M1, Room B06C

The Ensemble Office manages the personnel, rehearsal, and performance activities of the Conservatory’s large ensembles and some elective ensembles, administers the graduate orchestral conducting program, and provides instrument loans and rentals to Peabody affiliates. The office also houses the Ensemble Library which distributes library materials in support of ensemble activities, opera productions, and conducting recitals. Please note: the Ensemble Library is a non-circulating collection. The Ensemble Office coordinates the ensemble placement process by which students are assigned to their required large ensembles.

Ensembles currently managed by the Ensemble Office include the Peabody Symphony Orchestra, Peabody Wind Ensemble, NEXT Ensemble, Peabody Camerata, Peabody-Hopkins Conservatory Choir, Peabody Jazz Ensembles, Pan-American Jazz Ensemble, Peabody Repertoire Jazz Ensemble, the Conductors’ Orchestra, and select elective ensembles. Peabody’s ensembles are designed to acquaint participating students, the larger Peabody/JHU community, and the general public with the rich and varied literature across many musical genres. These ensembles provide participants with the means, through rigorous rehearsals and frequent public performances, to develop their musical skills to their highest level of artistic competence. Peabody Ensembles represent a significant portion of Peabody’s contribution to the cultural life of the surrounding community.

The Ensemble Office does not manage the personnel of the Conservatory’s historical performance ensembles, which include the Peabody Renaissance Ensemble, directed by Mark Cudek ([email protected]), and the Baltimore Baroque Band, directed by John Moran ([email protected]). Personnel questions regarding those ensembles should be referred to their individual directors. Questions regarding the chamber music program should be directed to Michael Kannen ([email protected]).

For policies and procedures pertaining to the Ensemble program, visit the website.

External Relations

Schapiro House, 1st, 3rd and 4th Floors

The Office of External Relations includes the Development, Annual Giving, Alumni Engagement, Donor Relations, and Marketing and Communications teams.

The Development team is responsible for raising money to help fund Conservatory and Preparatory programs. They collaborate with faculty partners, alumni, leadership volunteers, and staff to identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward donors. The gifts, grants, and contributions they secure support Peabody’s priorities, as defined by the Dean, which include scholarship support, faculty support, operations, program support, capital (facilities) needs, and endowment.

Fundraising is an important revenue stream for the Institute, providing necessary funding for scholarships, LAUNCHPad grants, endowed professorships, and even departmental budgets. While the office focuses on raising these necessary funds, they also work with students and faculty to demonstrate the impact of a donor’s gift. Students will have many opportunities throughout their time at Peabody to write notes and/or record videos of appreciation to our donors.

The Peabody Institute Advisory Board (PIAB) is the volunteer leadership group of the Institute. Its members advise the Dean and facilitate philanthropic support to the Institute, supported by the Development office.

The Office of Annual Giving and Alumni Engagement exists to build and maintain strong relationships with Peabody alumni, parents/families of current and past students, and loyal donors who support Peabody’s various programs and scholarships.

With support from the Johns Hopkins Alumni Association and the University’s Office of Alumni Relations, the office holds local and regional events throughout the United States. These events allow for alumni, families, prospective students, and donors to network with one another and help Peabody demonstrate its support for the livelihood and wellbeing of the Peabody alumni network.

Facilities and Plant Operations Office

West Tower Basement

The Facilities Administration and Plant Operations Office is responsible for overseeing facilities, property management, mail services, garage, housekeeping, and capital project planning and management. Non-emergency requests for service should be submitted through this form or emailed to [email protected]. Any emergencies should be reported to Campus Security.

Financial Aid Office

Austrian Hall, Second Floor

Students should visit Financial Aid for a complete description of aid programs, policies, and deadlines, as well as answers to frequently asked questions. The following information should prove helpful to all Peabody students:

  • Financial Aid will communicate with students via email using the email address that is listed in SIS. Students may change their preferred email address setting in SIS ( under the Personal Information menu.
  • Students receiving federal and/or state aid must reapply every year using the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). The deadline for continuing students is March 1st. File the FAFSA at Send your results to Peabody using school code E00233.
  • Students receiving institutional need-based aid must resubmit a FAFSA each year at Peabody. Students seeking aid re-considerations should submit a CSS Profile application for the year that they are appealing. 
  • Students who receive Federal Student Financial Aid must, in accordance with federal, state, and institutional requirements, be in good standing and maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) to obtain federal aid for their degree or diploma. Students who fail to meet SAP may be placed on warning for the semester and could have their financial aid suspended during the subsequent semester (if their academic performance does not improve). Students with mitigating circumstances may appeal their suspension to the Director of Financial Aid and their Academic Advisor.
  • Undergraduate awards are for eight semesters of study (four years) and Graduate/Diploma awards are for four semesters of study (two years). Undergraduate students admitted into the BM/MM or Recording Arts five-year programs will have their undergraduate scholarship extended for a fifth year. Students selected for the program maintain their merit scholarship in the fifth year. However, any need-based aid (including the Cummings Scholarship and El Sistema award) will be re-evaluated upon entering the fifth years master’s program and is not guaranteed. 
  • Students receiving Peabody grants, scholarships, or assistantships are expected to maintain full-time enrollment status, as defined in the Academic Catalog. A drop below full-time status will result in the loss of scholarship.
  • In order to receive federal and/or institutional loans, students must be enrolled at least half-time (as defined in the Catalog).
  • Students (domestic and international) receiving grants or scholarships in excess of tuition and fees are subject to U.S. tax laws. All wages (including federal work-study and the earned portion of an assistantship) will be taxed as well.

Health Insurance

All full-time students are required to carry adequate health insurance coverage.  Students are automatically enrolled in the student health benefits plan at the beginning of each academic year. However, students may waive enrollment in the school plan if covered by a plan that is comparable to that offered by the University. A waiver request form must be submitted each academic year, regardless of whether insurance information has changed, during the open-enrollment period (July 1 to September 15) via the Academic Health Plans site. International students with an F1/J1 visa status are required to purchase the student health benefits plan and are not eligible to waive out of coverage. More information on the student health insurance is available here.

Health & Wellness Center

1 E. 31st Street
Homewood Apartments
Suite N200

The Student Health and Wellness Center (SHWC) is the health care facility for full-time students in the Peabody Conservatory. Located on the Homewood Campus the SHWC provides comprehensive primary care health services under the direction of a director with a staff of certified nurse practitioners, physicians, registered nurses, a dietitian, and medical assistants. SHWC performs routine physical exams, offer a wide variety of immunizations as well as allergy injections, sexual and reproductive health care, nutrition therapy, and acute and chronic illness care. Referrals to specialists and travel consults are provided as needed. Students do not need to have JHU student health benefit plan to use SHWC and there is no fee to see any of the providers. The SHWC does not bill private insurance. All medical information is treated with strict confidentiality unless SHWC staff are required by law to disclose information, or a student presents a clear threat to themselves or someone else.

During the academic year, SHWC is open from Monday through Saturday (for a full schedule, visit Students are asked to make an appointment in advance for in-person or telemedicine visits Monday through Friday by calling 410-516-8270. Saturday hours are for urgent sick and injured patients only; no advanced appointment is necessary. Students should bring their J-card and insurance card to all visits.

In the event of a medical emergency when the clinic is closed, students should call 911 (when off-campus) or the Peabody Campus Security Office at 667-208-6608 (when on-campus) to request an ambulance. Security will assist the Baltimore City Fire Department in locating students in need on-campus. For additional information on JHU and local resources in the event of emergencies and a need for after-hours care, please visit

For more information about the services offered by SHWC and their policies, please visit For information about how to stay healthy at Hopkins, please visit the health promotion and well-being site.

Human Resources/ Payroll Services Office

Centre Street Complex, Rooms 10 and 11

Jobs are available at Peabody for students who are enrolled full-time in a degree program. Students are responsible for seeking available positions at the beginning of the academic year. Departments who are hiring student employees post their available positions on SMILE, and students apply for these opportunities through this site.

Students who have been awarded Federal Work Study, as well as those who have not, can apply for student jobs at Peabody, though some positions either require or prioritize those with a Federal Work Study award. Students are not authorized to work and will not be paid until approved by the Human Resources/Payroll Services Office. All new hire paperwork and I-9 forms must be completed before you start work or no later than three days after your first day of work.

Additional information about student employment can be found here.

Information Technology Services (IT@Peabody)

Peabody Technology Center, Unger Lounge, East Dorm Tower
Phone: 667-208-6540
Service Desk Portal:
Hours: 9:00 am–5:00 pm, Monday–Friday

The IT@Peabody team maintains and supports academic and administrative computing systems for the entire Peabody Institute, including the main and satellite campuses for both the Conservatory and Preparatory. Peabody Information Technology Services offers a wide-array of technology resources to the Peabody community and consists of three main service areas:

  • Systems and Support – Network and WiFi, Computers and Phones, IT Service Desk
  • Multimedia Systems – Classroom Technologies, Concert and Event Recording and Streaming
  • Data/Software Services – Student Information Systems, Enrollment Management Software Systems

Visit the IT@Peabody Service Desk, located near the Student Affairs office, to get technology questions answered or to get help with connecting a computer or phone to campus WiFi. Submit technology support requests via the IT@Peabody support portal.

Office of International Services

[email protected]

The Office of International Services (OIS) is a virtual service operation that remotely serves all JHU international students, scholars, researchers, postdocs, faculty, and staff regardless of their location.  OIS provides immigration, visa, and travel guidance for the Peabody Conservatory.  OIS staff provide immigration advising and assistance for students who are on student or exchange visas, and guidance for students, regardless of citizenship or immigration status, who need assistance in negotiating through unfamiliar U.S. cultural structure and norms.

Information on advising and services is available at

Instrument Insurance

Students are responsible for the maintenance, care, and storage of their instruments. The Peabody Conservatory is not responsible for theft, damages or accidents that may occur on or off campus.

Peabody highly recommends that students purchase insurance for their instrument(s). Most homeowners or rental policies can cover instruments for an additional fee. Peabody has also partnered with National Student Services, Inc. and its affiliates who are the largest providers of personal property insurance for students. This insurance plan insures almost everything a student owns, including laptops, cell phones, textbooks, clothes, and musical instruments. This plan offers world-wide coverage, regardless of whether the student is on campus, off campus, commuting, living with family, or traveling abroad. It is also available to faculty and staff. For more information, visit the website or contact them at 1-800-256-6774.

Libraries And Archives

The Arthur Friedheim Library (AFL) and Archives

Austrian Hall, Plaza Level
Phone: 667-208-6655
Fax: 410-685-0657


Sunday: 1:00 pm–10:00 pm
Monday–Thursday: 8:30 am–10:00 pm
Friday: 8:30 am–6:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am–6:00 pm

General Information

The Arthur Friedheim Library (AFL) serves as the main research library for Peabody Institute students. AFL houses over 225,000 items, including books, scores, periodicals, and audio-visual materials. In addition to onsite collections, students can access more than 700,000 e-books, most research journals, documentary and performance videos, and over 1 million sound recordings 24 hours a day 7 days a week online at Peabody students also have access to more than 300 microphones, video game cameras, game systems, and more.

The library provides study space, a gaming studio, and Mac workstations with notation, audio, and video software. 

Faculty, students, and staff can also access on-line collections from all Hopkins Libraries and request items from other Hopkins libraries to be delivered to AFL for their use. Librarians are also available for research and copyright assistance. Full services and collection can be accessed at

Archives and Rare Materials

Arthur Friedheim Library (AFL), Second floor
[email protected]

The Peabody Archives maintains the historical records of the Institute and more than 200 special collections. The Archives collects, preserves, describes, and makes available rare materials concerning the musical activities of the Peabody community and the Baltimore area. The Filby Rare Book Room, located in the Archives, contains over 1,000 volumes, including music scores, manuscripts, personal papers and artifacts, and books on music dating from the 16th century to the present. For more information, please visit

Rowe Price Ensemble Library

Peabody Library Building, Room B06C

The Ensemble Library houses all scores and instrumental parts used by Conservatory and select Preparatory large ensembles, as well as the Conservatory’s collection of choral and opera scores. The Ensemble Library is not a circulating library; its holdings are for use exclusively by the school’s large ensemble program and conducting degree recitals. Conducting students with scheduled degree recitals and approved repertoire should contact the Ensemble Librarian directly to inquire about borrowing policies and music rentals.

JHU Libraries

The Hopkins library network includes the principal research library on the Homewood campus as well as specialty libraries located on other JHU campuses. In addition to the print resources available to all students and faculty in these distributed collections, the libraries also provide 24/7 access to a rich collection of electronic resources, including over 55,000 e-journals and more than 700,000 e-books. Students have access to all library and archive collections housed at all JH divisions.

The George Peabody Library of The Johns Hopkins University

17 East Mount Vernon Place

10:00 am–5:00 pm
11:00 am-5:00 pm
(Open to the public)

The George Peabody Library holds a general research collection of about 300,000 volumes on virtually every subject except music. Notable strengths in the collection include British local history, maps and atlases, art history, history of science and technology, voyages and travels, and religion. The books are non-circulating, but materials may be requested to be used on site for research.

The Library is part of the Special Collections Department of the Eisenhower Library, located on the Homewood campus. There are three exhibitions in its exhibition gallery each year; exhibitions are free and open to the public. The library is also open to the public and available to Peabody students for studying.


Student Affairs Office Suite, Unger Lounge

Lockers may be rented any time during the academic school year by currently enrolled students. Lockers are located on the fourth floor of the Conservatory, and the basement, first, second, third, and fourth floors of Leakin Hall. The Student Affairs Office coordinates the distribution and registration of lockers. Students may rent a locker for the academic year for a non-refundable fee.

Please note that the larger lockers are reserved for students whose major instruments will not fit in the smaller lockers (i.e. cello, bass trombone, etc.). All lockers are rented for the school year and must be emptied by the end of the academic year in May. If students do not empty their own lockers, the Student Affairs Office will empty them after May 31. Unclaimed items will be donated to charity or discarded. Students who wish to rent a locker over the summer should contact Student Affairs. Summer use is possible for those students who talk with the office and rent a locker for the following academic year prior to leaving campus in May.

Marketing and Communications Office

Schapiro House, 1st and 3rd Floors

The Marketing and Communications Office promotes the Peabody Institute and its people, programs, and events at the local, regional, national, and international levels. This office works closely with the deans, faculty, students, staff, and alumni to identify, develop, and promote Peabody’s stories, using digital and traditional channels to reach our different audiences. Marketing and Communications oversees the Peabody website, including the online calendar of public Peabody events and the Peabody Post; manages Peabody’s social media channels; creates and sends monthly Peabody Notes and weekly Events emails; produces a variety of printed materials; conducts media outreach and advertising campaigns; and publishes Peabody Magazine twice a year.

Students, faculty, staff, and alumni are encouraged to email news and accomplishments to [email protected] for publication.

Follow the Peabody Conservatory online on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.

Peabody LAUNCHPad

Unger Lounge, 1st Floor East Dorm Tower
[email protected]

Peabody LAUNCHPad helps students and recent alumni forge satisfying, successful careers. They provide comprehensive services that support students in designing a life inspired by personal ambitions and interests. Using our resources, students can learn to:

  • Pinpoint artistic and professional objectives
  • Build career skills
  • Recognize opportunities
  • Prepare job application
  • Launch entrepreneurial ventures
  • Develop websites
  • Raise funds
  • Organize concert tours
  • and more!

LAUNCHPad Resources – Quick Links

Career Coaching – drop in to the office or make an appointment
Performer Referral Service – access paid gigs in the Baltimore/DC area
Experiential Learning – paid and volunteer programs to perform and teach in the Baltimore community
Grants – learn about Peabody, JHU, and external grants for artists
Job Search Resources – tips to find a range of opportunities on- and off-campus
Alumni Mentoring – connect with JHU and Peabody alumni through OneHop
Student & Alumni Stories – learn about the experiences of your colleagues’ across the Peabody community

Visit the LAUNCHPad website to learn more and explore resources and programs. LAUNCHPad is here to support students throughout their journey and they’re eager to work with everyone!

Opera Department Office and Studio

Leakin Hall, 114

The Peabody Opera Theatre Program mounts around eight productions each year, for a combined total of about 40 performances. The Peabody Opera Theatre is where the largest productions, with full scenery, costumes, and lighting, are presented both on campus and in venues around Baltimore. The Opera Workshop offers students a chance to further develop their preparation, rehearsal, and performance techniques for the music-theatre stage in a performance-based classroom environment. Opera in Action students work with instructors from various fields to devise activities and foster conversations around music, theatre, and performance. For more information, please visit the program website.

Performance Halls

Cohen-Davison Family Theatre

Conservatory, Ground Level

Located on Mount Vernon Place, this 94-seat theater is one of Peabody’s newest recital spaces.

Centre Street Performance Studio

5 E. Centre Street

This space is located next door to Maestro’s Café on Centre Street.  It seats 49, and has a piano, screen, and moveable seating.  This space was created with students in mind, to give them a space to hold concerts and events they create and produce themselves. It is approved for food and drink.  A request form for the use of this space is on the The Nest.

Joe Byrd Hall

Conservatory, Ground Level

Peabody’s Large Ensemble rehearsal hall, located off the Grand Arcade, is often used for Peabody Jazz and Dance events and master classes.

Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall

Conservatory, First Floor

Built in the neoclassical style, the Conservatory’s Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall at One East Mount Vernon Place is one of the oldest recital halls in America. With a split-level orchestra floor and small balcony, the hall seats 700. The hall boasts modern technical facilities (i.e. professional stage lighting, hydraulic lift stage, and multi-track recording equipment). Friedberg Hall is primarily used for major concerts and opera, and is limited to graduate piano and conducting degree recitals.

Goodwin Recital Hall

Leakin Hall, Ground Level

Located in the Leakin Hall building and seating approximately 200, the hall provides an intimate space for chamber music, master classes, lectures and degree recitals.

Leith Symington Griswold Hall

Conservatory, Second Floor

Griswold Hall on the second floor of the Conservatory provides an elegant venue for organ recitals, chamber music, degree recitals, and other events. Peabody’s magnificent 16th century Flemish tapestry adorns one wall.

Preparatory Office

Leakin Hall, First Floor North

The Peabody Preparatory serves as the non-credit arm of the Peabody Institute providing music and dance instruction to students of all ages and experience levels. The Preparatory serves over 2,500 students throughout the year on four campus locations throughout Baltimore City and the surrounding counties including on the main Peabody Campus, sharing the campus with the Peabody Conservatory. Peabody Preparatory students and their parents are typically on campus after regular school hours during the week and on Saturdays.

The Preparatory faculty includes distinguished performers and educators with many years of teaching experience, and many are Peabody alums. The school is recognized nationally for its achievements in training students who have become accomplished and widely recognized performers.

Conservatory students may take one dance class per semester at no charge if space is available. Registration for the class must be completed before the start of the Preparatory semester. To enroll, visit the Preparatory online course catalog and complete a Conservatory cross-registration form.

The Preparatory regularly employs several Conservatory students each year to serve as office assistants to help on Saturdays, and accompanists for both dance and music classes, assistant conductors, and some additional departmental administrative roles. All student employment positions within the Preparatory are posted via Smile where eligible students can apply for the available positions.

Recording Studios

Leakin Hall Basement

Technical Services

The Peabody Recording Studios record all concerts, degree recitals, and special events at Peabody. Concert recordings are made direct to digital audio workstations. The studios utilize the most advanced techniques and state-of-the-art equipment available today. Studio A (in Room 220C) is Peabody’s dedicated recording space equipped with multitrack digital recording, a professional video camera with studio lighting, and full mixing and editing capabilities. The control room is connected to Friedberg and Griswold for concert/recital and session recording. The studio has a Steinway concert grand, a Yamaha drum set, a Hammond B3 organ, and a variety of amplifiers for guitar and bass. Studio B (Room 203C) also ties into Friedberg and Griswold with multitrack audio recording, editing and mixing capabilities in stereo and Dolby Atmos surround. Studios C and D — connected to Byrd, Goodwin, and Cohen-Davison — are in the basement of Leakin Hall, just inside the parking garage entrance; this is the location of the offices of the studio manager and department director.

The Peabody Recording Studios record all degree recitals (this includes junior recitals but does not include non-degree recitals). After a recital is recorded, digital audio files are made available through the Audio-Visual department of the Friedheim Library. These files can be accessed by both faculty and the student who performed the recital.

Recordings of Peabody ensemble performances may also be accessed in the library.

Session and non-degree recital recordings can be requested by contacting the studio manager Ed Tetreault via email at [email protected].

Professional quality video recordings can be made in the dedicated recording room in Studio A. The department does not provide video recording in the halls but the studio manager can coordinate an audio feed with IT’s new video capture system.

All recording sessions will require pre-payment prior to scheduling.

Scott Metcalfe, Director, [email protected]
Ed Tetreault, Recording Arts Coordinator, [email protected]
Emily Carter, MET Administrative Assistant, [email protected]

Registrar’s Office

Austrian Hall, Rooms 230-235

The Registrar’s Office maintains student academic records in accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA). In addition, the office coordinates course scheduling and registration for each fall, spring, and summer semester. The office also provides enrollment certifications, graduation applications, academic transcripts, grade collection, and data reporting assistance.

Residence Life

Student Affairs Office, Unger Lounge
[email protected]

Residence Life creates a living environment within the residence halls conducive to the educational and social development of all students who reside on campus. Residence Life coordinates room assignments and changes, supervises the Resident Assistant staff, and works to create a sense of community among the residents.

The Peabody residence halls consist of two towers connected at the plaza level by the dining hall. Constructed in 1968, the towers have large, fully-furnished, air-conditioned rooms. The residence halls offer traditional single, double, and triple occupancy rooms and shared bathrooms. A small kitchen is available to residential students for recreational cooking. The laundry room facilities, with J-Card and coin-operated washers and dryers, are in the basement of the West Tower Residence Hall and are available for use by all Peabody students. The room is accessible 24-hours a day.

In addition, the Peabody Living Center (PLC) offers both single and double rooms with a private bath. Smoking is not permitted in any of the residence halls.

Two Graduate Hall Directors (GHDs) serve as the on-call staff for evening and weekend situations, incidents, housekeeping matters, and emergencies. The GHDs live in the Peabody Living Center.

Resident Assistants (RAs) are students who provide leadership among their peers, help and support residents, and foster the development of a community atmosphere in the residence hall. In addition, the RAs job responsibilities include providing informal peer advising to residents, planning recreational and educational programming, responding to emergencies, enforcing Peabody Institute policies, and serving as a resource on campus.

There is one RA on each of the six residence hall floors and two RAs in the Peabody Living Center. One RA is on duty each night from 7:00 pm until 8:00 am and can be reached at 443-250-7240 in the event of an emergency, disturbance, or other issue in the residence hall.

Student Affairs

Student Affairs Office, Unger Lounge
[email protected]

The mission of Student Affairs is to empower students to achieve their personal, artistic, and professional aspirations. Through collaborative partnerships, Student Affairs offers services, programs, and resources that promote a student’s life-long growth, wellness, and development within a supportive and nurturing environment. Student Affairs provides learning opportunities that embrace equity, individual responsibility, and a sense of local and global citizenship. The office also serves as a liaison to multiple Johns Hopkins resources, such as Student Disability Services, Student Health and Wellness, Counseling, and others.

Student Engagement and Involvement

Student Affairs Office, Unger Lounge

Student Engagement and Involvement designs, implements, and evaluates a comprehensive, and dynamic array of leadership programs and engagement activities for students. Students who are active outside the classroom develop invaluable skills that will give them an advantage upon graduation from Peabody, and Student Engagement and Involvement works to help foster these opportunities. Student Engagement offers a variety of campus activities and programs that enhance the Peabody student experience and provides opportunities for student learning.

Student Engagement and Involvement also helps to support the work of student organizations. Clubs provide students with opportunities to hone their leadership, interpersonal, and administrative skills, and students are encouraged to join a club that suits their interests. For more information about the various student organizations on campus, or to start a student organization, please contact [email protected] or visit the Student Clubs and Organizations page.

The Homewood campus of the Johns Hopkins University also offers many opportunities for Peabody students to join clubs and organizations. A full list of student organizations can be found at

Office of Student Enrollment and Account Management (SEAM)


The Office of Student Enrollment and Account Management (SEAM) assists with questions related to student accounts, registration, and financial aid. Students and families can request support via SEAM’s online form, call the support number (+1 877-419-5131), or visit a SEAM office locations.

Learn more about SEAM.