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Update: Peabody Summer Session now online! Please see details below.

Summer Session: June 1 to August 8, 2020

Look over our program listings below for individual program dates and registration information.

Summer Individual & Group Instruction

For more information about the programs, please select an option from the menu. New in Summer 2020: Online lessons available for new and continuing students. Private instruction available for 6 or 8 weeks (pending instructor confirmation)!

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Peabody Summer Institute
Sunday, July 26 - Saturday, August 1, 2020

Online Campus
This year Peabody Preparatory is thrilled to announce the creation of the Peabody Summer Institute. This new initiative will combine three of our highly successful summer institutes (Beyond Technique Dance Intensive, Summer Guitar Intensive, and Peabody Piano Week) into one large summer learning experience. Students will have the opportunity to spend their week focusing on their major area of study but also have an opportunity to share and learn from their fellow student and faculty. Participants will engage in instrument/dance-specific activities as well as benefit from exposure to a larger program of combined master classes, recitals, and concerts. Students interested dance, guitar, and piano have the opportunity to learn and engage in an inclusive artistic environment to refine their skills with expert instructors, performers, and coaches.

Beyond Technique Dance Intensive

For students ages 14-20.

In partnership with Peabody Conservatory’s new BFA Dance program, this one-week intensive is designed to enhance your current training in ballet and modern dance dance in preparation for the upcoming academic year.

Peabody Piano Week

For students from junior high through college age.

An intensive week-long festival for piano students. Participating students will study with a member of the faculty, attend and perform in master classes, and a “Musicianship for Pianists” course. Our 2020 festival will be hosted completely online and run through the ZOOM platform.

Summer Guitar Intensive

For students ages 9 to adult.

A one-week online-only program that provides guitarists of all abilities the opportunity to study with a world-class faculty at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University. The Summer Guitar Intensive is designed to support the beginning guitarist, adult guitarists of all ages and abilities, and the most advanced young pre-professional guitarists in training.

Additional Specialty Summer Programs


Peabody Dance offers a variety of weekly group classes throughout the summer session as well as the Summer Dance Intensive.

Summer Dance Intensive

Monday, June 29 to Friday, July 24, 2020
For ages 8 to 18
This half-day program for all students - from beginners to serious upper-level -provides a strong focus on technique classes in ballet (for all levels), men’s and pointe classes (only for upper-level students who demonstrate technical readiness), and contemporary dance.


Piano at Peabody

Monday, July 13 to Friday, July 18, 2020
For adult piano students of all skill levels.
We are offering an online version of our classic Piano at Peabody week! A week-long celebration of all things piano for those pursuing piano as an adult!


Allegro Strings

Monday, August 3 to Friday, August 7, 2020
Monday, August 10 to Friday, August 14, 2020
1 or 2 weeks, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
A week of intensive music and enrichment classes. For string players ages 6 to 13 currently playing in Suzuki Books 1-5.

Chamber Week

Monday, August 3 to Friday, August 7, 2020
9:00 am – 2:00 pm
For string players in grades 5-12, online via ZOOM. Peabody Chamber Week is a one-week intensive chamber music program for string players in grades 5-12 at the Intermediate to Advanced levels.


Classical Singers Workshop

Monday, July 13 to Thursday, July 16
This program is aimed at rising high school juniors and seniors and college voice students who wish to enrich their knowledge of diction, vocal technique, movement and interpretive skills, audition preparation and performance arts.

Summer Vocal Academy

Monday, July 6 to Friday, July 10, 2020
6th– 9th grades (11 to 15 years old)
This one-week intensive program is designed for singers in middle to high school to experience the professional discipline of preparing American/English art songs as well as poetry for a performance.

Wind, Brass & Percussion

Peabody Innovation and Music Academy

Monday, August 10 to Friday, August 21, 2020
For wind, brass, and percussion students, ages 8 - 18
Join the Peabody Preparatory and Peabody’s Tuned In program in a two-week music experience that will take students on an exciting new venture into exploring both band/orchestra and computer as an instrument.

Summer Lessons with Conservatory Faculty

Power Up for the Conservatory

Monday, June 29 to Saturday, August 15
For students ages 13 to 18
Instruction is provided Peabody Conservatory’s renowned faculty and leverages Peabody’s leading entrepreneurship, performance health, and technology expertise. You can take lessons, attend master classes, learn about how to avoid playing-related injury, and get started working on your future career – all online.

Peabody Pro

Monday, June 29 to Saturday, August 15
For professional artists
A new program to support your professional development this summer with a package of 6 online lessons with select Conservatory faculty. Scheduling is flexible and all lessons will be taught through videoconferencing tools.