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JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY, BALTIMORE Peabody Institute - Conservatory of Music







Street Address:

1 East Mount Vernon Place, Baltimore, Maryland 21202, USA


Undergraduate programs


Bachelor of Music. Four years. Concentrations in performance (classical, jazz, early music), composition, computer music. Studies in music history, theory, aural skills, pedagogy, music for new media. Bachelor of Music Education. Four years. Studies include performance, choral and orchestral conducting. Bachelor of Music (BM) in Recording Arts and Sciences. A five year double major program involving performance, recording technology and electrical engineering. In year 5 an internship with local radio, television and recording companies is required.


Graduate programs


Bachelor of Music/Master of Music. A five-year program. Master of Arts in Audio Sciences. Concentrations in recording and production, acoustical studies. Master of Music. In performance, early music, band and orchestral conducting, composition, computer music, theory, theory pedagogy, musicology, music education. Includes studies in music bibliography. Doctor of Musical Arts.


Diploma and certificate programs


Artist Diploma. For advanced performance. Graduate Performance Diploma.

Institution Notes:

The private Johns Hopkins University is the home of the Peabody Institute, a music and dance conservatory founded in 1857, which since 1977 has operated as the music division of the University. There is an active opera program and a wellness program for maintenance of good practices in developing musicians. The Conservatory has a large collection of early and modern instruments, including the Lloyd Smith collection of violas da gamba. In the Friedheim Music Library archival holdings include the historical records of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, the Baltimore Opera, the Harford Opera Company and the Lyric Theater. There is an extensive library of scores, sound recordings and books including items from the popular American culture of the last two hundred years - ballads, waltzes, polkas, grand marches, hymns, operettas and show tunes - centred around the Lester S Levy Collection, also the marches of John Philip Sousa, the ragtime piano music of Scott Joplin, show tunes of Rodgers and Hammerstein, Cole Porter and George M Cohan, and recent ‘standards’ made famous by Perry Como, Hoagy Carmichael, Patti Page, Nat King Cole and Gordon Jenkins. The Preparatory program provides training in the performing arts to children and interested adults. Member of the National Association of Schools of Music. Member of the Association Européenne des Conservatoires, Académies de Musique et Musikhochschulen.

Last Updated:

November 2022