Director of Student Affairs
Stacy Cooper Patterson (she/her/hers) joined the Peabody community in August of 2021 as the Director of Student Affairs. Stacy works alongside the Student Affairs team to enhance student learning, develop engaging co-curricular experiences, and create a warm, welcoming, and empowering environment for all students.
Most recently, Stacy served as the Associate Dean of Students at Goucher College in Towson, MD. She has direct experience in residential life, student engagement, leadership programs, new student programs, and career development, and has a broad understanding of Student Affairs work and leadership. Beyond her tenure at Goucher, she previously worked at Vassar College and Yale University. Stacy earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Ohio University, a Master of Arts in Counseling in Postsecondary Education from Western Michigan University, and a Graduate Certificate in Professional Counseling Studies from the University of Baltimore.
In her free time, Stacy enjoys spending time with her partner, two kids, and dog, Tyson. She also spends far too much time trying to keep her plants alive, and loves listening to live music, hiking, working out, and reading.
Associate Director of Housing, Residence Life, and Summer Conferences
Dan (He/Him/His) joined Peabody in 2016 as the Associate Director of Housing, Residence Life, and Summer Conferences. Dan’s work centers on developing a residential environment that supports students as they transition in to both the Peabody & Baltimore communities. Dan supervises the Resident Assistant staff, as well as the Graduate Head Resident. These positions deliver a campaign of both passive and active programs meant to provide students the tools needed to adjust to the freedoms and responsibilities that come with their new role as Peabody students. Dan also works closely with the campus judicial and emergency response functions and serves as the on-call administrator for the campus.
Dan holds a M.A. in Student Affairs in Higher Education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, a B.A. in Music Theory & Composition from McDaniel College, and an A.A. in Music from Howard Community College.
When he is not at Peabody, Dan can be found engaging with the Baltimore theater scene, poorly recreating crafts found on Pinterest, or contemplating life’s deepest questions such as “is a hotdog a sandwich?”
Student Affairs Coordinator
As a Nebraska native (probably the only one you will ever meet) that moved to Maryland half way though high school, I have that “mid-west kindness.” I am an avid runner, gym-goer and overall hyper person that is always full of energy. I keep busy when I am away from work between my dog- Derby, my chameleon- Kiwi, my significant other, and tending to all my plants and gardens. You will find me on my breaks going for walks all around Baltimore and always with a smile on my face (behind the mask when indoors). I am very into health and nutrition but enjoy a good gluten-free/vegan donut as much as the next person. Although many of you knew me as “the COVID lady”, I am more than excited to be working on the student side as the student affairs coordinator and hope to continue building all the old realtionships into my new position as well as making new connections. Please never hesitate to pop into the office and say hello.
Graduate Head Resident
Christopher (He/Him/His) joins Student Affairs at Peabody as the Graduate Head Resident and supervises the Resident Assistant staff. He works closely with and is supervised by Dan Pretz, the Associate Director of Housing, Residence Life, and Summer Conferences. Christopher is a second-year doctoral student studying saxophone performance in the studio of Gary Louie and is excited to collaborate with other performers and to assist in the success of Residence Life students in the Peabody community.
Christopher earned his Bachelor of Music in Saxophone Performance from the University of Kansas in 2016, where he also served as a Resident Assistant for three years, and earned his Master of Music in Saxophone Performance from Wichita State University in 2019 while serving as a Graduate Teaching Assistant in the saxophone studio.
When he is not practicing his saxophones, Christopher practices other woodwinds including flute, clarinet, oboe, bassoon, and Irish tin whistle. He also enjoys arranging music that he can practice later, inventing extending techniques, and supporting his fellow artists. Aside from music, Christopher enjoys silly movies with friends, eating as many crab cakes as possible, and taking table tennis entirely too seriously.
Student Engagement Advisor
Alyson Kanne (she/her/hers) is thrilled to join the Student Affairs team in 2021 as a Student Engagement Advisor. As an advisor, Kanne enjoys facilitating opportunities for Peabody students to connect with their peers and pursue extramusical fun.
Kanne is a current Peabody student in pursuit of a Doctorate of Musical Arts in Harp Performance. Prior to her attendance at Johns Hopkins, Kanne obtained a Bachelor of Music in Harp Performance at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music and a Master of Music in Contemporary Performance at the Manhattan School of Music. Kanne is currently on faculty at the Manhattan School of Music Summer Program.
In her spare time, Kanne enjoys indulging in red wine, dark chocolate, and true crime podcasts.
Student Engagement Advisor
Emma Webster (she/her/hers) is thrilled to be joining the Student Affairs team as a Student Engagement Advisor. She is excited to plan events for students after a long year away from campus.
Emma is a second-year master’s student studying voice performance and pedagogy. She received her Bachelor of Music, magna cum laude, in voice performance with a minor in pedagogy from Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin.
Away from music, Emma loves coffee, yoga, and exploring the gluten-free food scene in Baltimore.