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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.

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.

Osher at JHU to host “The Land of the Free: Music and Dance of the War of 1812 and Civil War”

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at The Johns Hopkins University will celebrate its mission to change lives and build communities for retired and semi-retired individuals with a program honoring and recognizing the anniversary of the War of 1812 and the 150th anniversary of the Civil War.

Schools of Education Lend Expertise and Support to The East Baltimore Community School

The Johns Hopkins University School of Education and Morgan State University’s School of Education and Urban Studies have joined forces in a university-school initiative to help transform the East Baltimore Community School into one of the best schools in the city.

Your Brain on Art: Symposium Examines The Science of the Arts

For centuries, philosophers have speculated about the links between beauty, human perception, creativity and pleasure. In recent years, scientists have learned a great deal about sensory systems and human response to the visual world, three-dimensional space, sound, touch, taste and smell. To further explore these ideas, the Johns Hopkins Brain Science Institute will host a two-day public symposium titled, “The Science of the Arts: Perceptual Neuroscience and Aesthetics” on Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 20 and 21 at the American Visionary Art Museum and the Baltimore Museum of Art.

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