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Johns Hopkins enrolls more than 24,000 full- and part-time students throughout nine academic divisions. Our faculty and students study, teach, and learn across more than 260 programs in the arts and music, the humanities, the social and natural sciences, engineering, international studies, education, business, and the health professions.

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Business of Music

Minor
  • Peabody Institute

The Business of Music minor at Peabody provides undergraduate students with an understanding of the structures within the music industry and equips them to pursue careers as entrepreneurial musicians, arts administrators, and industry professionals.

Dance

Bachelor's Full-time In-person
  • Peabody Institute

The BFA Dance program at Peabody prepares students to be at the forefront of dance innovation through performance, choreographic and critical historical and theoretical exploration. Studying dance at Johns Hopkins University, one of the world’s premier research institutions, gives students the opportunity to make connections between the study of dance, science, technology, and the humanities. Students can take courses in Modern Dance and Ballet technique, somatic approaches to movement and choreography, perform in a pre-professional student dance company, and collaborate with world-renowned guest artists. Peabody graduates can pursue careers as performers, choreographers, teachers, researchers, and arts administrators.

Electronics and Computer Music

Master's Full-time In-person
  • Peabody Institute

The outstanding programs and facilities of the Computer Music Department add another exciting dimension to composition at Peabody. The three-track Master's program in Computer Music was created for students seeking a graduate degree in applied Computer Music, with concentrations in conservatory-level Composition, Performance/Concert Production, or Research/Technology. The Master's program prepares students for advanced work in areas of music where multimedia and technology occupy an essential role.

Historical Performance

Master's Full-time In-person
  • Peabody Institute

The Historical Performance Department trains singers and instrumentalists to succeed in today’s professional music world. Graduates emerge in the forefront of today’s young Renaissance and Baroque performers, gaining depth, versatility, and professional acumen from the Conservatory’s program.

Recent alumni have performed with American Bach Soloists, Apollos’s Fire (the Cleveland Baroque Orchestra), ARTEK, Ayreheart, the Baltimore Consort, the Boston Early Music Festival Orchestra, Cambridge Consort, Catacoustic Consort, the Folger Consort, Harmonious Blacksmith, Hesperus, Juilliard 415, Les Délices, Magnificat, Montreal Baroque, New York Collegium, New York’s Ensemble for Early Music, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Tempesta di Mare (Philadelphia Baroque Orchestra), and the Waverly Consort.

Jazz Performance

Major Full-time In-person
  • Peabody Institute

Peabody's Bachelor of Music Program in Jazz Performance is designed to equip the motivated student with the tools necessary to pursue a professional career in jazz and other related areas of contemporary music. Distinctive in its focus on preparing students to become both creative musicians and skilled entrepreneurs, Peabody's jazz studies department cultivates a climate that demands adherence to the highest artistic standards. Through a core curriculum of multi-faceted studies, students hone their talents in a rigorous performance-oriented educational environment. The mission is to provide each student with a thorough technical, conceptual, and historical comprehension of jazz and its musical siblings.

Marketing & Communications

Minor Full-time In-person
  • Whiting School of Engineering
  • Krieger School of Arts and Sciences
  • Peabody Institute

This program offers Arts & Sciences, Engineering, and Peabody students a broad array of courses designed to equip them to lead in the marketing and communications fields and complements major courses of study in departments across campus. Students who opt to declare the minor will choose between two tracks: the Marketing Management track and the Integrated Marketing Communications track. Courses are also open to students who choose not to declare the minor.

Music Composition

Doctoral Major Master's Full-time In-person
  • Peabody Institute

Regarded as one of the world's elite musical training grounds for more than a century, the department of composition at Peabody is one of the best programs of its kind in the world. Composition majors pursue their studies in private weekly lessons supplemented by departmental seminars, which include presentations by distinguished visiting composers, scholars, new music ensembles, and soloists. Many performance opportunities are available. Current faculty members are among the most honored composers working today, and Peabody composition alumni can be found teaching at elite institutions across the U.S. and abroad, and are regular winners of prestigious fellowships and competitions.

Music Education

Certificate Major Master's Full-time In-person
  • Peabody Institute

The Peabody Conservatory offers three tracks for students interested in Music Education. The undergraduate program, which is designed for people who wish to teach in the public schools; the graduate program, which is designed for the practicing music educator who wants to expand his or her knowledge; and the certification program, which is designed for students who may already have a degree in Music Performance and wish to pursue the certification process to be licensed to teach in the school system.

Music Performance

Certificate Doctoral Major Master's Full-time In-person
  • Peabody Institute

At Peabody, enjoy a rich musical environment where classmates are colleagues and faculty are mentors. While you work to hone your musical skills, you'll also develop the broader knowledge needed to really make a life in music.

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Music Theory

Minor Full-time In-person
  • Peabody Institute

The Department of Music Theory, including the affiliate areas of Ear-Training and Keyboard Studies, strives to intensify the musicianship of conservatory students and provide the required skills for a profound and concentrated understanding of music. Students work closely with the faculty in the department of music theory, which includes scholars, composers, and performers.

Music Theory Pedagogy

Master's Full-time In-person
  • Peabody Institute

The Master of Music in Music Theory Pedagogy at Peabody offers students diverse training from a full-time faculty with expertise in pedagogy, music analysis, music aesthetics, composition, ear-training, sight-singing, eurhythmics, keyboard studies, and music fundamentals. Our courses focus on listening, thinking, and writing.

Music for New Media

Bachelor's Full-time In-person
  • Peabody Institute

Virtual reality, computer games, augmented reality, 3D spatialized sound—non-linear entertainment platforms seem to be multiplying exponentially today, and they all need music.

The Peabody Conservatory’s new four-year Bachelor of Music degree in Music for New Media is designed to prepare you—a serious musician with a particular interest in composing and producing music for these emerging platforms—for a future in this field.

Once esoteric, this area of study is now rapidly becoming mainstream as devices like Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Sony PlaystationVR, Google Daydream, and Microsoft HoloLens arrive in the consumer marketplace. New career paths are opening up for qualified music graduates well versed in the composition techniques and development platforms for these devices. Music for New Media at Peabody will help you develop the skills and creativity required and support your pursuit of a wide range of internships and placements in the workforce.