Peabody is offering the following for-credit online graduate courses this summer.

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Foundations of Music Research

Area: Musicology
Teacher: Andrea Morris

Course Number: PY.610.651
Credits: 2

This course introduces research from the roles of consuming and then creating materials with a focus on how research is created, disseminated, and accessed. Scholars analyze and produce a variety research outputs relevant for music researchers and performing professionals. Students engage with secondary and archival research materials, discuss how to publish and disseminate their own research, and explore how information is organized to optimize the use of academic library resources now and post-graduation. Open to MM and undergraduate Musicology minor students only.

Building a Brand and Portfolio

Area: Professional Studies
Teacher: Robin McGinness

Course Number: PY.123.611
Credits: 2

Building a Brand and Portfolio is a two-credit course which focuses on career development training. Students will develop a digital portfolio, including a website, supporting media, artist bio, and resume. Course also covers key professional skills including networking, negotiating, applying for jobs, and financial management.

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Pitching Your Creative Idea

Area: Professional Studies
Teacher: Robin McGinness
Meeting Time: Tuesday, 10:00-11:20 am

Course Number: PY.126.612
Credits: 2

Pitching Your Creative Idea, the final course in the Breakthrough Curriculum sequence is a required two-credit course for all third-year undergraduate and first-year master’s students. In this project-based course, students develop and practice essential skills for the 21st century performing artist. Through determining and designing an artistic project for a setting external to Peabody, they learn skills in audience research, programming, collaboration, and professionalism, while also building experience advocating publicly for their artistry both verbally and in writing. As the capstone for this class, students create a written grant application and juried proposal, with the option to enter a juried competition for project funding.


  • Summer Session runs June 20 to August 6.
  • Although “Foundations of Music Research” and “Building a Brand and Portfolio” are asynchronous, they are not self-paced. Assignments have specific due dates throughout the session.
  • Current tuition prices are here.

Note for International Students

Please note that, depending on the country you are in for the summer and its government policies, some course material may not be available since external links may be blocked. This should not preclude you from registering for the course but know that you may run into occasional issues.


Current Peabody students register through SIS as usual. Tuition charges will be applied to the student account.

Enrollment Policy

Registration Opens: April 17
Recommended Register-By Date: June 12
Last Day to Register: June 22
Last Day to Drop with Delete from Transcript: June 30
Last Day to Withdraw: July 14

Refund Policy

100% – prior to June 20
90% – June 20- 23
50% – June 24- 30
25% – July 1- 7
0% – on or after July 8

More Questions?

Please contact Steve Stone ([email protected]) if you have questions about the courses or the process.