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. This program combines 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, allowing you to complete your Master of Music in just 13 months of study.

Master of Music in Jazz

The program leading to the degree of Master of Music provides for intensive development of performance skills, extensive knowledge of the literature in the major field of study, and achievement of a broadened knowledge of the art. Beginning with fall 2023 enrollment, Peabody’s new Graduate Jazz fellowships will cover full tuition plus a stipend for up to three students per year in the Jazz MM or GPD programs.

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

Having graduated the first BFA Dance cohort in Spring of 2022, this 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 2023 admission, now open to any undergraduate applicant. This is a great option for those who have identified Peabody as their first choice. Early Decision live auditions will be held on December 4th, and students will receive their admission and financial aid decisions by December 15.

Test-Optional Policy

Peabody understands that standardized testing does not tell the full story of a student’s potential for success in an undergraduate program. Peabody continues to be test-optional (SAT/ACT only) for all of our undergraduate applicant populations for Fall 2023. For more information on whether you qualify, see the undergraduate application instructions.

Spring Enrollment

Peabody is thrilled to announce that applications for Spring 2023 are now available for BFA Dance, Master of Music, and the Graduate Performance Diploma (instrumental areas only). 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 departmental auditions.

Double Degree Program

The competitive 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.

Pathways to DMA

Each year beginning with fall 2023 enrollment, Peabody will provide grant funding for two students to begin in the MM with a defined and supported pathway for matriculation to the DMA. As part of the larger Johns Hopkins Pathways to PhD initiative, the Pathways to DMA aims to expand opportunities for applicants from backgrounds historically underrepresented in the DMA. All applicants for the Master of Music are encouraged to consider indicating their interest in the application for the Pathways program.


“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 Spotlight

Learn about our students' experiences at Peabody and see more in our online magazine:

Building Bridges Across Cultures -Michael Begay, BM Composition

The Navajo Nation radio station in Tuba City, Arizona, can take credit for most of undergraduate composition major Michael Begay’s musical roots. Growing up on the reservation, he soaked in the station’s rock, blues, oldies, and country music. Sundays meant gathering with his parents and older brothers to listen to a Native American music program. During high school and after graduation, Begay worked at the station.

Winning Marbury -Kaylin Liu, BM Violin

Kaylin Liu started rehearsing for the Peabody Conservatory’s Marbury Competition for Undergraduate Violinists in October. It requires entrants to prepare two rounds of repertoire—a preliminary one featuring any work(s) totaling no more than 15 minutes to showcase technical command and artistry, and a final one featuring a concert-length program of 50 minutes or more.

Inspiring the Next Generation of Black Artists -Kaijeh Johnson, BM Voice and Music Education

Kaijeh Johnson, a senior Vocal Performance and Music Education double major, loves being at the confluence of his three passions: performance, education, and activism. Johnson is president of the Black Student Union and diversity and inclusion co-chair for the Peabody General Assembly. Now, as the winner of a $5,000 Peabody Launch grant, he has turned his triple calling into Second Movement, a free educational resource he created for Black high school and college students interested in the music world.

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