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Recently Added Programs

Low-Residency Master of Music Degree

The low-residency master’s degree programs offer the artistic excellence and academic rigor of a Peabody education in a more focused and flexible format. These programs combine a full academic year of distance learning with two compressed in-person summer sessions for students who want to pursue master’s-level training in composition, computer music, or guitar. These programs allow you to complete your Master of Music in just 13 months of study.

Directed Studies Minor at Homewood

Many Peabody students have interests outside of music or dance, and the Directed Studies Minor provides students the opportunity to devise a plan to pursue 21 credits of coursework to be taken at another division at Johns Hopkins. This is a great option for students who wish to combine their studies in music or dance with another field of study without pursuing a double degree.

Dance BFA

The BFA Dance program prepares students to be at the forefront of dance innovation through performance, choreographic and critical historical and theoretical explorations.

Music for New Media

If you are a strong musician with interests in composing, electronic music, music production, and recording, this program will help you lay the groundwork for a career in new media.

Early Decision

Peabody is excited to continue our Early Decision process for Fall 2022 admission, now open to any undergraduate applicant. This is a great option for those who have identified Peabody as their first choice. All Early Decision applicants will submit a recorded audition, and will receive their admission and financial aid decisions by December 15.

Test-Optional Policy for Applicants to the Fall 2022 Term

Peabody understands that standardized testing does not tell the full story of a student’s potential for success in an undergraduate program. Peabody has made the change to be test-optional for all of our domestic undergraduate applicant populations for Fall 2022. For more information on whether you qualify, see the undergraduate application instructions.

Spring Enrollment

Peabody is thrilled to announce that applications for Spring 2022 are now available for BFA Dance, Master of Music, and the Graduate Performance Diploma. All Spring Admission applications will be evaluated as they are received using rolling admission. The final date to apply for spring admission is December 1. Before beginning an application for Spring admission, students are encouraged to contact the admissions office at to inquire about program openings and department auditions.

Double Degree Program

The Double Degree program offers a unique opportunity for students who are advanced both in music and academics to pursue a BM at Peabody and either a BA or BS at the Homewood School of JHU.

The Breakthrough Curriculum

Excellence in professional training is at the center of a Peabody education. Your studio experience will form the core of your Peabody education, and the supportive academic program which has long been a hallmark of Peabody’s curriculum will equip you with a strong, holistic foundation in music and the humanities.


“Peabody offers numerous highly-competitive scholarships in order to enroll the best and brightest while making a Peabody degree as affordable as possible. 90% of our incoming students are recipients of scholarships and financial aid at Peabody, and the recent $50 million gift to Peabody’s endowment from Michael Bloomberg has allowed us to award more aid than ever before, enabling us to help even more students afford a Peabody education.”
Townsend Plant / Associate Dean for Enrollment & Student Life

Students Speak

Listen to what our students are saying about their Peabody experiences and follow along with many of their blog postings:

Out in the Open -Kaleigh Acord, GPD '17

As part of a series of events focused on occupational health and wellness, Peabody hosted a public screening of John Beder’s documentary, Composed.

Inside the Pit -Bailey Myers, MM '18

A great deal of preparation is needed to put together the music for an opera. For the orchestra, opera playing presents unique challenges that differ from our orchestral experiences atop the stage.

Peabody Faculty

At Peabody, you’ll receive world-class individual instruction and guidance from renowned artists and brilliant teachers. They are Grammy and Pulitzer Prize winners, MacArthur and Guggenheim fellows, performers, scholars, and leaders at the top of their fields. They are mentors and advisors devoted to evolving your talents, imparting knowledge, honoring tradition and pushing past boundaries, and empowering you to distinguish yourself in the arts.

Maestra Marin Alsop Conducts the PCO