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Peabody Institute, Young Audiences Collaborating to Bring Music to City Schools

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Brass Marquee Performs at Mt. Royal Elementary/Middle, Courtesy Peabody Institute/Twitter
Brass Marquee Performs at Mt. Royal Elementary/Middle, Courtesy Peabody Institute/Twitter

Some of Baltimore’s best classically trained musicians will soon be performing in city schools in front of younger audiences than they’re used to.

A Marriage of True Minds: David Ware and Sarah Hoover

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Last summer, David Ware and his wife Sarah Hoover answered separate calls to come to Baltimore.

Peabody Concerts are Free This Season

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Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Director Marin Alsop. Photo courtesy of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.

Remember how Baltimore is a mecca for low-cost, high-quality culture? Well the Peabody Institute is taking that idea to its logical conclusion this fall.

Peabody Sells Off Pianos for Cheap(ish)

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The Peabody Institute is one of the nation’s top music schools, so you know their pianos are top-notch.

Marin Alsop to Lead Peabody Conducting Program

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Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Director Marin Alsop. Photo courtesy of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.

Marin Alsop is adding another job to her already impressive resume. The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra music director was appointed as the Peabody Conservatory’s graduate conducting program.

Peabody Student Found Dead in Mt. Vernon

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A student at the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University was found dead over the weekend, according to the officials at the school.

Peabody’s Heartwarming Junior Bach Program

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Photograph by Will Kirk

Kids have the craziest ideas, like playing Tchaikovsky backwards over a hip-hop beat… on a harpsichord. That’s one of the ideas that’s come out of the Peabody Institute’s Junior Bach program, which unites local middle schoolers with composition grad students and asks them to make beautiful music together.

Baltimore’s Patrick McMinn: Pawn Shop Guitars, Robot Pianos, and the “Ultimate Democratization of Music”

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Patrick McMinn moved to Baltimore from Austin in 2010 to study music composition at the Peabody Institute. But an early performance at a Baltimore house venue may have been just as edifying. “Just a week or two after I moved to Baltimore, I was invited to play a solo show in this space on the West side of town, America. I ended up playing there a few times before I started school, and it very much changed my perception of Academia,” Patrick recalls. “I played with kids there with cobbled-together, home-built synths who were making the most amazing, exciting music. In sound and timbre, it wasn’t too far removed from what the electronic composers at Peabody were making, but there is such a sharp divide between the academic circle and the experimental musicians outside of it. There’s not much dialogue at all. I’d love to try to change that.”

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