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Office of Academic Affairs
Administrative Services
Admissions Office
Audio-Visual Services
Box Office
Business Office
Concert Office
Counseling Center At Johns Hopkins University
Credit Union 
Dean’s Office
Departmental Chairs/Coordinators
Dining Services
Disability Resources
Ensemble Office
External Relations
Facilities, Administration, And Plant Operations Office
Conservatory Faculty Lounge
Financial Aid Office
Health Insurance
Health Services
Human Resources/ Payroll Services Office
Information Technology Office
Office of International Services
Instrument Insurance
Learning Center
Libraries And Archives
Lockers
Marketing And Communications Office
Career Services – Peabody LAUNCHPad
Opera Department Office And Studio
Parking Garage
Peabody Career Development Fund
Performance Halls
Piano Technicians
Preparatory Office
Recording Studios
Registrar’s Office
Residence Life Office
Student Affairs Office
Student Leadership And Involvement

Office of Academic Affairs

Austrian Hall, Second Floor
667-208-6685

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.

Dr. Paul Mathews is the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and serves as a liaison between the students and faculty, and between the Conservatory and the University, on the details of learning and assessment. Dean Mathews is also the coordinator for double degree programs with any of the other schools of The Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Richard Giarusso is the Interim Director of Advising and oversees academic advising for all Peabody Conservatory students including advising on topics ranging from research, fellowships, registration, scheduling, classes, professional and career planning, graduate school, and health and wellness. He works closely with other offices at Peabody and JHU to provide resources and referrals and manages the Peer Adviser program. Finally, the Academic Program Coordinator facilitates the work of the Associate Dean and the Director of Advising and oversees most of the routine duties of the office, providing academic support, coordinating tutoring, and keeping essential records for the faculty’s standing curricular committees. Students are welcome to visit the Office of Academic Affairs or schedule an appointment with Dr. Barbacane if they have any questions or concerns about transfer credits, degree requirements, courses, or academic progress. If preferred, appointments with Dean Mathews can be requested and scheduled through the Academic Program Coordinator.

 

TUTORING

Students who are experiencing difficulty should first consult with the teacher or graduate assistant. If more assistance is required, students can request tutoring in one of three areas:

  1. Subject Areas
    2.    Undergraduate Humanities Writing
    3.    All Other Writing

Subject Areas

Students who need help with the subject matter of courses in Music Theory (including Ear-training and Keyboard Studies), Musicology and foreign language should apply for a subject area tutor.

Undergraduate Humanities Writing

Students enrolled in the undergraduate Humanities classes, including Critical Writing Intensive and Core I-IV should contact one of the Humanities Graduate Assistants.

All Other Writing

The Peabody Tutoring Center has a number of trained writing tutors available to provide peer-based assistance for undergraduate and graduate students for writing projects in Music Theory, Musicology, and Repertoire Studies classes for the current Academic Year.

 

Administrative Services

Centre Street Complex, Room 22
667-208-6531

Maureen Harrigan acts as the senior associate dean for finance and administration and oversees the Institute’s fiscal and administrative management systems, financial and business services, human resources, property management, security, and maintenance of the physical plant, housing and dining, and the Office of Information Technology.

Admissions Office

Peabody Living Center, First Floor
667-208-6600
admissions@peabody.jhu.edu

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, and regional performing groups. The admissions staff also coordinates regional auditions and interviews for graduate assistantships.

Audio-Visual Services

Conservatory, Third Floor
667-208-6569

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 peabodyAV@jhu.edu. Two 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
667-208-6620

The Peabody Box Office is open Monday-Friday between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm during the concert performance season. Except for gala or fund-raising events, Peabody faculty, staff, and students are entitled to eight complimentary tickets for Peabody concerts and events held in Freidberg Hall and four tickets to any concert or event held in any other hall.

CREATING AN ACCOUNT WITH THE BOX OFFICE:

Prior to your first visit to the Box Office it is important that you create a user account via our online ticketing website. One you have created your account we will be able to assist you with your ticket needs when you stop by the Box Office.

  1. Visit peabody.universitytickets.com
  2. Click ‚ÄúLogin‚ÄĚ and select the ‚ÄúPeabody Community‚ÄĚ button.
  3. Enter your JHU Login I.D. and password.
  4. Fill in all of the required fields and click: submit. It is important that you provide accurate information when filling out this form. If for some reason the Box Office needs to contact you we would use the information that you have provided.

Once you have created your account you will be able to access your complimentary tickets. Even if you can’t make it to the Box Office prior to the event you can access the site anywhere, up to 24 hours prior to an event. If you wait until the day of the event to get your free tickets, 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 1 hour prior to an event, there will be no complimentary student tickets available.

Business Office

Leakin Hall, 1st Floor #P03L
667-208-6520

The Business Office handles financial and administrative matters related to the school, this includes processing payment transactions for student ID/Key Replacements, Recital Cancellation, and Petty Cash Refunds. Student payroll checks are distributed on paydays in the Business Office between the hours of 8:30am to 5:00pm. Students must retrieve their own check with valid photo identification. Checks can also be retrieved on non-paydays during regular business hours. Student payroll checks cannot be released to a second party without a letter of authorization from the payee, which is reviewed by the Business Office. Students must complete a mail check request form prior to leaving campus if they wish to have a check mailed during the holidays or the end of the school year, (forms available in the Business Office).

Note: Students can also arrange to have their payroll checks directly deposited to their checking or savings accounts.    https://studentaffairs.jhu.edu/studentemployment/student-information/handbook/direct-deposit

The Office of Student Accounts is located within the Business Office. Student Accounts manage the application of student tuition/fees and payments, generates monthly billing statements, and initiates the student refunds process through BankMobile. Student Accounts also, assists students, parents and staff with questions regarding tuition charges and fees, BankMobile refunds, Tuition Management Services (TMS) 10-month payment plan, the Clarence Manger & Audrey Cordero Parent Plitt Loan, the student Consolidated Health Plan (CHP) and the Peabody Dining Dollar plan.

Office Hours:¬† Monday ‚Äď Friday 8:30am ‚Äď 5:00pm

Concert Office

Grand Arcade, Level M1, Room B07C
667-208-6633

The Concert Office is responsible for coordinating 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 website.

Counseling Center at Johns Hopkins University

3003 N. Charles Street, S -200, 2nd Floor 410-516-8278

Counseling Center

Comprehensive counseling and psychological services are available for Peabody students at the Johns Hopkins University Counseling Center on the Homewood campus. The mission of the Counseling Center is to support and enhance the psychological and emotional well-being of the students and, thereby, facilitate their ability to function successfully academically.

Counseling Center services include: short-term individual therapy; group therapy; crisis intervention; psychiatric services (including medication); theme workshops (on topics such as mindfulness, stress management, and interpersonal relationships); special student development and support programs such as programs for international students, minority students, 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‚Äôs 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 in person or by telephone. However, a professional staff member is on duty each day for immediate assistance in case of an emergency. Office hours during the academic year are 8:30 am to 6:00 pm Monday‚ÄďThursday and 8:30 am to 5:00 pm Friday. For all after-hours emergencies, you may reach an on-call counselor by calling the Counseling Center main number 410-516-7777 and pressing 1. To obtain additional information about programs and services, contact the Counseling Center at 410-516-8278.

Credit Union

Homewood Branch
4 E. 33rd Street

Students may join 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, online and mobile banking, access to over 50,000 surcharge-free ATMs nation-wide, and loans with competitive rates.  An attractive feature of the Credit Union membership is the option of having your University payroll check directly deposited into your Credit Union account(s). 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 jhfcu.org.

Dean’s Office

Leakin Hall, Second Floor
667-208-6501

Dean Fred Bronstein oversees all aspects of the administrative and academic activities of both divisions of the Peabody Institute‚ÄĒthe 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.

Departmental Chairs/ Coordinators

The departmental chairs/coordinators act as spokespersons for their respective departments and function as liaisons between the administration and the departments. A list of all department chairs/coordinators can be found here.

Dining Services

Campus Dining strives to offer a welcoming environment to meet your fellow students while you dine on freshly prepared from-scratch foods while expanding your community through a diversity of food and experiences.  With two dining locations on campus, we strive to provide all of our guests with healthy and varied food options.  The dining staff are a professional team experienced in food preparation, service, and nutrition. Campus Dining is also available for your catering needs, including recital receptions. Suggestions and comments concerning the operation of the dining hall are always welcome. Comments may be sent via email to the director of student affairs or designee, at studentaffairs@peabody.jhu.edu. Menus and other dining related information may be found on the Housing and Dining page.

2018-2019 BOARD PLAN SCHEDULE

August 19 (begins at dinner) – November 18 (closes after dinner)

November 26 (resumes at breakfast) – December 16 (closes after dinner)

January 11 (resumes at dinner) – March 17 (closes after dinner)

March 25 (resumes at breakfast) – May 17 (ends after brunch)

DINING HOURS

Monday ‚Äď Thursday

7:00 am – 1o:00 am Breakast
11:00 am – 2:00 pm Lunch
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm Lite Lunch
5:00 pm – 8:00 pm Dinner
9:00 pm – 12:00 am Late Night

Friday

7:00 am – 1o:00 am Breakast
11:00 am – 2:00 pm Lunch
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm Lite Lunch
5:00 pm – 8:00 pm Dinner
9:00 pm – 2:00 am Late Night

Saturday

10:00 am – 2:00 pm Brunch
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm Lite Lunch
5:00 pm – 8:00 pm Dinner
9:00 pm – 2:00 am Late Night

Sunday

9:00 am – 10:00 am Continental Breakfast
10:00 am – 2:00 pm Brunch
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm Lite Lunch
5:00 pm – 8:00 pm Dinner
9:00 pm – 12:00 am Late Night

MAESTRO‚ÄôS CAF√Č

7:00 am – 11:00 pm Monday – Friday
9:00 am – 11:00 pm Saturday
CLOSED Sunday

Disability Resources

Student Affairs Office Suite, Unger Lounge
667-208-6700

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, Disability Resources in the Student Affairs Office collaborates with students, faculty, and staff to create learning environments that are usable, equitable, inclusive and welcoming. However, there may be times when there are aspects of the instruction or design of courses that result in barriers to inclusion or to accurate assessment of achievement. Students with disabilities who anticipate barriers to full participation in courses and/or campus activities are encouraged to contact the director of student affairs or designee in the Student Affairs Office.

Students must register with Disability Resources to receive reasonable accommodations. Forms and guidelines to document a disability may be found online. Students are encouraged to identify themselves as early as possible as it takes time to fully evaluate all available information and some accommodations may need time to implement. Even if a student does not anticipate needing any accommodation at this time, we encourage the student to bring or send in documentation and contact the disability resources coordinator. In this way, this office will be ready to move with expediency on a request that may surface at a later date. Records are retained for seven years from the date of graduation or leave from the Conservatory.

Ensemble Office

Arcade, Level M1, Room B06C
667-208-6626

The Ensemble Office manages the personnel, rehearsal, and performance activities of many of the Conservatory’s instrumental and vocal ensembles; administers the graduate orchestral conducting program; provides instrument loans and rentals to ensemble participants and music education students; and maintains the Ensemble Library, supervising the distribution of library materials in support of ensemble activities, opera productions, and conducting recitals. The Ensemble Library is a non-circulating collection. The staff also coordinates the fall placement audition process by which students are assigned to their required large ensembles.

Ensembles currently managed by the Ensemble Office include the Peabody Symphony Orchestra, Peabody¬†Chamber¬†Orchestra, Peabody Modern Orchestra,¬†Peabody Opera Orchestra, Peabody Studio Orchestra, Peabody Wind Ensemble, Peabody-Hopkins Chorus, Peabody Singers, Conductors’ Orchestra, and the Peabody jazz ensembles. Peabody‚Äôs ensembles are designed to acquaint the entire student body, as well as the participating students and the general public, with the¬†rich and varied literature of many musical genres. They provide participants with the means, through rigorous rehearsals and frequent public performances, to develop their musical skills to a high level of artistic competence. They also represent a considerable and significant portion of Peabody‚Äôs contribution to the cultural life of the surrounding community.

The Ensemble Office does not manage the Conservatory’s early music ensembles, which include the Peabody Renaissance Ensemble, directed by Mark Cudek (mcudek@jhu.edu), and the Baltimore Baroque Band, directed by John Moran (jmoran@peabody.jhu.edu). Questions regarding those ensembles should be referred to their individual directors. Questions regarding the chamber music program should be directed to Michael Kannen (mkannen1@jhu.edu). Questions regarding Now Hear This should be directed to Courtney Orlando (Courtney.orlando@gmail.com).

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

External Relations

Schapiro House, 1st, 3rd and 4th Floors
667-208-6550

Jessica Lunken is the Associate Dean for External Relations, and leads the Development, Constituent Engagement, Alumni Relations and Marketing and Communication teams. The Development team raises primarily private dollars to meet the funding priorities of the Conservatory and the Preparatory.  The Development team collaborates with faculty partners, alumni, leadership volunteers and staff to identify, cultivate, solicit major gifts, grants or contributions, and steward current donors.  Private philanthropy supports Peabody’s fundraising priorities, as defined by the Dean, which include scholarship support; faculty support; operations; program support; capital (facilities) needs; and endowment.  The Peabody Institute Advisory Board, (PIAB), is the volunteer leadership group of the Institute and provides advice to the Dean and facilitates philanthropic support to the Institute while being supported by the Associate Dean’s office. International parent associations and councils for the Conservatory are also implemented by the Office of Development. All of the Offices of External Relations are located in the Schapiro House.  Marketing and Communications is on the first floor, Development and Alumni Relations are on the third and fourth floor.

Debbie Kennison, Director of Constituent Engagement and Annual Fund, oversees Alumni Relations, Constituent Engagement and the Peabody Institute’s Annual Fund.  This role coordinates alumni engagement at the Peabody Institute; updates and maintains alumni contact information; provides recognition of alumni accomplishments; and leverages alumni networks for the Institute and the Institute’s fundraising efforts. The mission of the Peabody’s Alumni Association, the Society of Peabody Alumni (SPA), is to build and support a lifelong relationship between the Peabody Conservatory, its current students, and alumni. Through a variety of activities, programs, and services, it supports current students, strengthens the school’s ability to attract outstanding students and faculty, increases alumni participation and investment in the school, and promotes the Peabody mission and achievements around the world. Within the Peabody’s Alumni Association, there is also the Society of Black Alumni (SOBA) that participates in Peabody and University Alumni activities as outlined above. Each graduating class is inducted into the Alumni Association during Commencement.  The SPA and SOBA overlap in constituents and are the governing bodies of Peabody’s Alumni Association.

 

Facilities, Administration, And Plant Operations Office

West Tower Basement
667-208-6510

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 emailed to PeabodyPlantops@jhu.edu.

Conservatory Faculty Lounge

Arcade North
667-208-6678
Office Hours: Mon-Fri, 8am-3:30pm

Students who need to submit work outside of the office hours may leave their assignment in the student drop box outside of the Faculty Lounge. Work for Graduate Assistants may be placed in the Assistant mailboxes at the end of the hall. Faculty mailboxes are located in the Faculty Lounge and cannot be accessed by students (with the exception of authorized Graduate Assistants).

Please note that this office does not produce photocopies for students (except authorized Graduate Assistants), nor does it distribute coursepacks to students. A photocopier for student use is available in Unger Lounge; coursepacks can be purchased at the campus mailroom using a J-card.

 

Financial Aid Office

Leakin Hall, Plaza Level
667-208-6600

The Peabody Financial Aid Office helps guide students through the complex world of federally funded student aid programs and administers all scholarships, loans, and grant assistance from federal state, private and institutional sources.

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:

  • We will communicate with you by email using the email address that is marked as preferred in SIS. Students may change the preferred email address setting in SIS (jhu.edu) under the Personal Information menu.
  • All students are assigned a financial aid advisor who can offer advice about managing student loans, building a budget, searching for private scholarships, securing an emergency loan, and any topic related to financing a college education. You may contact the Financial Aid Office for more information.
  • 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 fafsa.ed.gov. Send the results to Peabody using school code E00233.
  • 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) toward obtaining their degree or diploma. Students who fail to meet SAP may be placed on warning for the semester and have their financial aid suspended in subsequent semesters. Students with mitigating circumstances may appeal their suspension to the Director of Financial Aid.
  • Undergraduate awards are for eight semesters (four years) of study, and Graduate/Diploma awards are for four semesters (two years) of study. Undergraduate students admitted into the BM/MM or Recording Arts five-year programs will have their undergraduate scholarship extended for a fifth year.
  • Students receiving Peabody grants, scholarships, or assistantships are expected to maintain full-time status, as defined in the Academic Catalog. A drop below full-time status will result in the loss of scholarship.
  • Students must be enrolled at least half-time (as defined in the Catalog) in order to receive federal and/or institutional loans.
  • 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. Students should direct their tax questions to the University Tax Office, 443-997- 8442, Johns Hopkins at Eastern, 1101 E. 33rd St., Suite C202, Baltimore, MD 21218.

 

Health Insurance

Business Office
Leakin Hall, Plaza Level
667-208-6520

All full-time students are required to carry adequate health insurance coverage for themselves and their dependents. The Johns Hopkins University has developed a comprehensive health insurance plan through Consolidated Health Plans that includes hospital, surgical, and major medical benefits. Membership in this plan is mandatory for all full-time students, unless a student provides evidence that he or she has existing equivalent health insurance coverage. International students are required to purchase the school‚Äôs insurance plan. For more information regarding the Consolidated Health Plans, login to¬†sis.jhu.edu¬†and choose “Health Insurance” under the Personal Information tab.

Health Services

The Student Health & Wellness Service (SHWC) is located within the Homewood Apartments at:

1 E. 31st Street
Suite N-200
410-516-8270

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 in the Homewood Apartments at the entrance on 31st street, 2nd floor, the SHWC provides comprehensive primary care health services under the direction of a full-time director with a staff of certified nurse practitioners, physicians, registered nurses and medical assistants. A nutritionist is available several days per week. We perform routine physical exams, offer a wide variety of immunizations as well as allergy injections, provide sexual and reproductive health care, and offer acute and chronic illness care. Beyond making diagnoses, providing treatments, and ordering lab tests, we also offer travel consults, massage therapy, and a limited pharmacy service. Referrals to specialists are provided as needed. You do not need to have JHU student health benefit plan to use the Health Center 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, we are open from Monday through Saturday (for a full schedule, visit http://studentaffairs.jhu.edu/student-health/). You need to make an appointment in advance for visits Monday thru Friday by calling 410-516-8270. Saturday hours are for walk-in sick and injured visits only, no advanced appointment is necessary. Please remember to bring your J-card and insurance card to all of your visits.

When the Student Health and Wellness Center is closed (nights, weekends and holidays), health advice is provided by an on-call Nurse Advice Line. When you call the SHWC after hours, you will automatically be forwarded to this service for assistance.

If you encounter a medical emergency when the clinic is closed, call 911 if you are off campus or the Peabody Campus Security Office, 667-208-6608, if you are on campus, to request an ambulance. Security can assist the Baltimore City Fire Department with finding your campus location.

For more information about the services offered by SHWC and our policies, please visit our website at http://studentaffairs.jhu.edu/student-health/.

For information about how to stay healthy at Hopkins, visit our health education website (CHEW: http://jhu.edu/health/).

Human Resources/ Payroll Services Office

Centre Street Complex, Rooms 10 and 11
667-208-6533

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. Information on departments who hire students at Peabody and descriptions on available positions can be found on the Student Affairs and Human Resources/Payroll Services website.

Employment is available through the Federal Work Study Program and Non-FWS program. 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 any pay can be issued.

Please consult the website for details or call the Payroll Coordinator.

Information Technology Services (IT@Peabody)

Peabody Technology Center, Unger Lounge, East Dorm Tower
Phone: 667-208-6540
Service Desk Portal: https://servicedesk.peabody.jhu.edu
Email: peabodyitservices@jhu.edu
Hours: 9:00 am‚Äď5:00 pm, Monday‚ÄďFriday

GENERAL INFORMATION

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
  • Academic Technologies – Classroom Technologies, Blackboard LMS, Online Course Development
  • Data/Software Services – Student Information Systems, Enrollment Management Software Systems

Visit the IT@Peabody Service Desk, located near the student affairs office in Unger Lounge, to get your 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 – https://servicedesk.peabody.jhu.edu.

Office of International Services

The Office of International Services provides advising and programming support for the nearly 4,000 international students across all JHU schools and campuses, including those studying at the Peabody Institute.  OIS staff are responsible for providing immigration advising and assistance for students who are on student or exchange visas, and offer advice and support for students, regardless of citizenship or immigration status, who need assistance in negotiating through unfamiliar US cultural structure and norms.

OIS regularly offers sessions on cultural and adjustment topics, as well as leadership opportunities through our Ambassadors program.

OIS provides weekly walk-in advising hours for students both on the Peabody Campus at their Homewood office that is located on the 3rd floor of Garland Hall.  Information on advising times and services is on our website: http://ois.jhu.edu.  You can reach OIS at 667-208-7001 or email ois@jhu.edu.

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.

We highly recommend that you purchase insurance for your instrument. Most homeowners or rental policies can cover instruments for an additional fee. We have 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, iPods, textbooks, clothes, sports equipment, and musical instruments. This plan offers world-wide coverage, regardless of whether the student is on campus, off campus, commuting, living with parents, or traveling abroad. It is also available to faculty and staff. For more information, visit the web-site at nssi.com or contact them at 1-800-256-6774.

Learning Center

The Cottage, Second Floor

The Learning Center provides individual and group study meeting spaces with access to computers and wifi located on the second floor of The Cottage. This space is open to all students and is accessible through card swipe. For more information about resources and programs, please contact Information Technology Services.

Libraries And Archives

THE ARTHUR FRIEDHEIM LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES
Austrian Hall, Plaza Level
Phone: 667-208-6655
Fax: 410-685-0657

HOURS

Sunday ¬† 1:00 pm ‚Äď 10:00 pm
Monday ‚Äď Thursday ¬†8:00 am ‚Äď 10:00 pm
Friday ¬†8:00 am ‚Äď 6:00 pm
Saturday ¬†10:00 am ‚Äď 6:00 pm

GENERAL INFORMATION

The Arthur Friedheim Library serves as the main research library for Peabody Institute students. Friedheim 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 musiclibrary.peabody.jhu.edu. For detailed information on borrowing policies and other information, please refer to the library’s webpage. In 2018, the libraries will begin offering recording equipment and digital work stations to their services as well.

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 Friedheim for their use. Friedheim Library & Archives staff are available for course visits, research consultations, and copyright consultation services. Full services and collection can be accessed at musiclibrary.peabody.jhu.edu

ARCHIVES AND RARE MATERIALS

Arthur Friedheim Library, Second floor, 667-208-6661
peabodyarchives@lists.jhu.edu

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 http://musiclibrary.peabody.jhu.edu/archives.

  1. ROWE PRICE ENSEMBLE LIBRARY

Peabody Library Building, Room B06C

The Ensemble Library houses all scores and instrumental parts used by Peabody’s 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.

THE SHERIDAN 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 of the libraries throughout the university.

The Sheridan Libraries encompass the Milton S. Eisenhower Library and its collections at the John Work Garrett Library, the Albert B. Hutzler Reading Room and the George Peabody Library. Peabody Institute faculty, students, and staff have access to the Sheridan Libraries and borrowing privileges at the Eisenhower Library (upon presentation of a valid Peabody Institute ID card). For more information about the resources of the Sheridan Libraries, please consult library.jhu.edu.

THE GEORGE PEABODY LIBRARY OF THE JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY

17 East Mount Vernon Place

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.

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. Peabody students are welcome to study in the library.

HOURS
Tuesday ‚Äď Friday
9:00 am ‚Äď 5:00 pm
(Open to the public)

Lockers

Student Affairs Office Suite, Unger Lounge
667-208-6700

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 May 31 of each year. The Student Affairs Office will empty lockers after May 31. Unclaimed items will be donated to charity or discarded.

Marketing And Communications Office

Schapiro House, 1st Floor
667-208-6561

The Marketing and Communications Office promotes the Peabody Institute and its 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. This office 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 the Concert Calendar and other printed materials, conducts media outreach, and publishes Peabody Magazine twice a year.

Students, faculty, staff, and alumni are encouraged to email your news and accomplishments to news@lists.peabody.jhu.edu for publication.

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

Career Services – Peabody LAUNCHPad

Leakin Hall, Plaza Level
pcs@jhu.edu

Peabody LAUNCHPad provides comprehensive services that help students succeed as artists and professionals. The Center welcomes students Monday through Friday during business hours. Students can schedule individual consultations for assistance with job searches, audition preparation, résumés and cover letters, grant writing, project development, and more. The Center also presents career-enhancing workshops throughout the school year.

The LAUNCHPad website publishes a wealth of up-to-date resources. These include job search tools, summer festival listings, and directories of competitions. LAUNCHPad also gives students access to Handshake, a platform for finding opportunities, applying for on and off campus jobs, and accessing LAUNCHPad events and appointments. LAUNCHPad also maintains a Facebook page for select opportunities, ideas, and discussions about careers in the performing arts.

The Center additionally operates a Musician Referral Service. For students to become eligible for referral, their major teachers email approval to the LAUNCHPad staff, which recommends students and alumni for performances in the Baltimore/ Washington area.

Opera Department Office And Studio

Leakin Hall, First Floor
667-208-6575

The Opera Program at Peabody is essentially a pre-professional training program. Performances are of four types. The Opera Theatre presents two fully-staged productions with orchestra each year. The Chamber Opera is devoted to complete smaller-scale operas, baroque, and contemporary works with instrumental ensembles. The Opera Workshop produces scenes from the standard repertoire in simple staging with piano accompaniment. The Opera Outreach program takes an abridged version of a standard opera and sometimes a musical-theater revue to schools and other communities throughout the year. These experiences are supplemented by courses in acting, dance and stage techniques, and regular individual coaching. Choice of repertoire is determined by the needs of the students.

Parking Garage

St. Paul Street
667-208-6515

Broadway Services, Inc., an independent contractor, operates the parking garage located under the residence hall complex. The garage is available for daily parking. Information regarding parking options is available from the garage manager.

HOURS
Weekdays¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† 6:30 am‚Äď9:30 pm
Saturdays¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† 7:30 am‚Äď5:30 pm
Sundays¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† 12:30 pm‚Äď5:30 pm

On concert nights the garage remains open one-half hour after the end of the concert.

Peabody Career Development Fund

The Peabody Career Development Fund is designed to support diverse career-enhancing activities, especially those that benefit the wider community. It was established in 1986 through the generosity of donors. The selection committee will give special consideration to innovative and self-sustaining projects, but consideration will also be given to funding performances, competition participation, recording projects, photography, etc. Undergraduate students enrolled at least two years at Peabody, graduate students, and alumni within two years of graduation are eligible to apply.  Current students must be in good academic standing.

Grant amounts average $400, although larger amounts may sometimes be awarded.  Applications are accepted once each semester. Application information and deadlines are publicized on the Peabody website. Questions should be directed to Jan Rau in the Peabody Business Office at jmclean@peabody.jhu.edu.

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, and can be used for degree recitals and non-degree recitals.

CENTRE STREET PERFORMANCE STUDIO

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 Concert Office webpage.

JOE BYRD HALL

Conservatory, Ground Level
Peabody’s Large Ensemble rehearsal hall, located off the Grand Arcade, is used for Peabody Jazz 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 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. Seating is limited to 150 and for non-ticketed events is first-come, first served.

 

Preparatory Office

Leakin Hall, First Floor North
667-208-6640

The Peabody Preparatory offers non-credit group classes and individual instruction on all orchestral instruments, guitar, piano, voice, and dance for students of all ages and abilities. Preparatory students may register on a part-time basis for private or group lessons, as well as for theory, composition, and ensembles.

The Preparatory faculty includes distinguished performers and educators with many years of teaching experience. The school is recognized nationally for its achievements in training students who have become accomplished and widely recognized performers. The majority of Preparatory activity takes place in the evenings and on Saturdays.

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 employs a number of Conservatory students each year, such as an office assistant to help on Saturdays, and accompanists in both dance and music classes. Interested students should submit a resume to the Preparatory Office at the beginning of the academic year. If positions are available, students will then be contacted for an audition by an accompanist coordinator. After a successful audition, the coordinator will make assignments.

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‚Äôs 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 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; here you will also find 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 immediately available in 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 etetrea1@peabody.jhu.edu.

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, metcalfe@jhu.edu
Ed Tetreault, Recording Arts Coordinator, etetreau1@peabody.jhu.edu

Isabelle Sanche, Administrative Coordinator, isanche1@jhmi.edu

 

Registrar’s Office

Austrian Hall, Rooms 230-235
667-208-6580

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. It also facilitates interdivisional registration for Peabody students who take classes on the Homewood campus and the Homewood students who take classes and lessons at Peabody.

In support of students, faculty and administrators, the office provides enrollment certifications, academic transcripts, class and grade rosters, and related reports. Staff members also verify graduation requirements; and coordinate room scheduling for all Conservatory classes, juries, exams, meetings, rehearsals and ad hoc events.

 

Residence Life Office

Student Affairs Office Suite, Unger Lounge
667-208-6706

Daniel Pretz is the Associate Director for Housing, Residence Life and Summer Conferences, whose primary objective is to create a living environment within the residence hall conducive to the educational and social development of all students who reside on campus. He is responsible for the overall management of the residence hall. It is his job to coordinate room assignments and changes, supervise the Resident Assistant staff, and work to create a sense of community among the residents.

The Peabody residence hall consists 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 hall is a non-smoking, traditional residence hall with single, double, and triple occupancy rooms, and shared bath- rooms. A small kitchen is available to resident students for recreational cooking. The laundry room facilities, with J-Card and coin-operated washers and dryers, are located 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) is avail-able to graduate and upper class students. These rooms are spacious and have a private bath. They offer an alternative option for students who would like a safe, quiet, and convenient living experience on campus.

A graduate head resident (GHR) assists the Associate Director, serving as the on-call staff person for evening and weekend situations, incidents, housekeeping matters, and emergencies. In addition, the GHR coordinates the Resident Assistant (RA) duty schedule and RA training. The GHR lives in the Peabody Living Center.

Resident Assistants (RAs) are students who are selected for their abilities to provide leadership among their peers, to help and support others, and to contribute to the development of a community atmosphere in the residence hall. In addition, the RAs job responsibilities include, but are not limited to, 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 one RA 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 Office

Student Affairs Office Suite, Unger Lounge
667-208-6700
studentaffairs@peabody.jhu.edu

The mission of the Student Affairs Office is to empower undergraduate and graduate 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 safe and nurturing environment. Our goal is to provide learning opportunities that embrace diversity, individual responsibility, and a sense of local and global citizenship. The office also serves as the primary point of contact for students with temporary or permanent disabilities to ensure that disabled students have an equal opportunity to participate in and enjoy the benefits of the school’s programs, services, and activities.

Student Leadership And Involvement

Student Affairs Office Suite, Unger Lounge
667-208-6700

Colleen Strauch is the coordinator for student leadership and involvement, who is primarily responsible for the design, implementation, and evaluation for a campus-wide, comprehensive, and dynamic leadership program for students.  She is responsible for creating an array of campus activities and programs that enhance the Peabody student experience, provide opportunities for student learning and engagement, and engage the student body in positive ways.  Students who are active outside the classroom develop invaluable skills that will give them an advantage upon graduation from Peabody. Student organizations provide students with opportunities to hone their leadership, interpersonal cooperation, and administrative skills. For more information about the various student organizations on campus, or to start your own organization, contact Colleen Strauch in the Student Affairs Office at cstrauch@jhu.edu or visit the Clubs and Organizations page.

STUDENT ACTIVITIES ON THE HOMEWOOD CAMPUS

The Homewood campus of The Johns Hopkins University offers many opportunities for Peabody students to join clubs and organizations. A full list of student organizations can be found at http://web.jhu.edu/studentlife/leadership_involvement/index.html.