The Woodwind, Brass and Percussion Academy brings together highly motivated students at the upper intermediate and advanced levels to grow in a collaborative and challenging environment. The Academy nurtures students musical and personal growth through individual instruction, ensembles, performance opportunities, master classes, enrichment activities, special events, career guidance and feedback.

The Academy curriculum prepares students for college and professional level studies. As such, the program is for students who want to pursue a career in music and for students with other professional aspirations for whom music is their major non-academic endeavor.

Sample Schedule

The intensive Academy curriculum takes place on Saturdays at Peabody's main campus in the heart of Baltimore's Mt. Vernon neighborhood. Academy students must commit to the complete curriculum and attend classes and rehearsals weekly. Exact schedules may vary based on ensemble needs and theory class placement, but most schedules would be similar to those posted below.

9:00-12:00 Music Theory (1 hour long class)
1:00-3:00 Peabody Youth Orchestra
3:15-4:00 Performance Class
4:15-6:00 Chamber Music or Wind Orchestra

1:00-2:00 Chamber Music
2:00-3:00 Music Theory
3:15-4:00 Performance Class
4:15-6:00 Wind Orchestra

*Note that individual instruction lessons are scheduled Monday through Saturday based on teacher availability.

Audition Date and Requirements

Placement Day: August 26, 2017

For questions regarding audition requirements and repertoire, please contact Elijah Wirth at [email protected].


Woodwind, Brass, and Percussion Performance Academy

Woodwind, Brass, and Percussion Performance Academy