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Symphony CEO, Educator, Performer Named Dean of Peabody Institute

Fred Bronstein, the highly successful chief executive of one of America’s major symphonies, an accomplished pianist and a dedicated music educator, has been appointed to lead the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University, the nation’s first music conservatory.

Music Pioneer Thomas Dolby Becomes Johns Hopkins Professor

Dolby will also be artistic director of a film center Johns Hopkins is launching along with the Maryland Institute College of Art and the Maryland Film Festival in Station North, Baltimore’s nascent arts and entertainment district. The center will be a key facet of Johns Hopkins’ efforts to revitalize that neighborhood, which is located between the main campus and downtown Baltimore.

Johns Hopkins University Commencement, Thursday, May 23

The event will take place, rain or shine, from 8:40 a.m. to approximately noon on Thursday, May 23, on Homewood Field. The ceremony will feature remarks from President Ronald J. Daniels and a speech by Dr. Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa, the conferring of all degrees, and the bestowing of honorary degrees.

Mellon Foundation grants three awards totaling $2.5 million to Johns Hopkins University

Johns Hopkins University has been awarded three grants from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation—totaling $2.5 million—to create a new interdisciplinary program in music between the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences and the Peabody Institute, to expand arts programming, and to support postdoctoral fellows in the humanities.

For Love or Money – Sheridan Libraries Open Stephen Crane Exhibition

The Sheridan Libraries at The Johns Hopkins University announce the opening of For Love or Money: Art, Commerce & Stephen Crane at the George Peabody Library in Baltimore. The exhibition is drawn from the Wertheim-Frary Collection of Stephen Crane, which covers the writer’s entire career and much of his posthumous legacy.

Sleigh bells ring, and we’re listening: Holiday songs draw us closer together

There’s a reason why Christmas carols start filling the air before we have polished off the last pieces of our Halloween candy. Craving a sense of community and drawn to ritual, we welcome the return of seasonal music, even if the calendar says we have several weeks to go before Dec. 25, according to Jeffrey Sharkey, director of the Peabody Institute at The Johns Hopkins University.

Peabody’s Occasional Symphony to accompany a silent horror film on Halloween

The Occasional Symphony will be providing the spooky soundtrack to the classic silent horror film The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari on Halloween night in a former church, satisfying its mission to celebrate diverse holidays by performing imaginative concerts at distinctive venues.

Peabody Conservatory honors alumnus, Baltimore-native Dontae Winslow at Book Festival

Trumpeter and up-and-coming contemporary musician Dontae Winslow will receive the Peabody Conservatory’s 2012 Young Maestro Award today at 6:45 p.m. on the music stage at the Baltimore Book Festival, North Park, Mount Vernon Place in Baltimore.

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