Peabody Conservatory of Music

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Peabody Institute, c. 1902
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The Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University is a conservatory and preparatory school located in the Mount Vernon area of Baltimore, Maryland. The Peabody Conservatory of Music, one of the divisions of the Institute, is considered one of the leading music conservatories in the world, boasting a renowned faculty and students from across the globe.

History

Founded in 1857 by philanthropist George Peabody, it was the first academy of music to be established in the United States. Under the direction of well-known musicians, composers, conductors, and Peabody alumni, the Institute grew from a local academy to an internationally renowned cultural center throughout the late 19th and the 20th centuries.

Since 1977, the Institute has operated as a division of the Johns Hopkins University, which U.S. News & World Report cites as one of America’s top dozen universities. Because of this affiliation, Peabody students are exposed to a liberal arts curriculum that is more extensive than those of other leading conservatories; likewise, Hopkins students have access to a world-class musical education and experience that they normally would not have access to at another university of such stature.

Peabody is one of 156 schools in the U.S. that offer a Doctorate of Musical Arts Degree. It houses two important libraries: the historical George Peabody Library and the Arthur Friedheim Library, established when the institute opened in 1866, a music library includes more than 100,000 books, scores, and sound recordings.

It is perhaps best known in pop culture for the expulsion of pop pianist Tori Amos.

Peabody Children's Chorus

The Peabody Children's chorus is for children ages 6-19. It is divided into 3 groups:-Training Choir, Choristers, and Chamber Singers-grouped by age in ascending order. They practice every week, and sing in concerts biannually, under the instruction of Doreen Falby, Bradley Permenter, and Chris Chadderton. The Chamber Singers, ages 12-18, often perform with other music groups, such as the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and the Baltimore Choral Arts Society.

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The George Peabody is the historical library of the Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University. Along with the Arthur Friedheim music Library, is located on the Peabody campus at Mount Vernon Place in Baltimore, Maryland.
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