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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.

Early Music Performance

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

The Peabody Conservatory of Music continues to expand its offerings in the historical performance of music before 1800. The Early Music Program provides instruction and performance opportunities in Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, and early Classical music. Students play on period instruments and develop vocal techniques compatible with early performance practices. Our accomplished faculty brings a wealth of performing and teaching experience to developing artists.

Graduates of Peabody's Early Music Program have gone on to win prizes at international competitions, earn Fulbright and Beebe scholarships, and graduate from European conservatories with high honors. Peabody graduates have performed with Apollo's Fire, the Baltimore Consort, Hesperus, Les Arts Florissants, the New York Collegium, and the Waverly Consort.

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.

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.

Peabody Double Degree

Bachelor's
  • Krieger School of Arts and Sciences
  • Peabody Institute
  • Whiting School of Engineering

The Peabody Conservatory and the Homewood schools of The Johns Hopkins University offer the opportunity for a limited number of students to pursue simultaneously a Bachelor of Music degree and either a Bachelor of Arts degree from the School of Arts and Sciences or a Bachelor of Science degree from the Whiting School of Engineering.

Students must be admitted independently to Peabody and one of the Homewood schools and be invited to participate in the Double Degree Program.

Auditions are held in February for entrance the following fall. Your individual course of study will be determined by discussions between advisors at Peabody Conservatory and your division at Homewood. Tuition will be the same as it is for the Homewood divisions.

Recording Arts and Sciences

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

Capitalizing on the combined skills and resources of the Peabody Conservatory and Johns Hopkins University, the Recording Arts and Sciences program is considered the finest training program of its type available in the U.S. The Bachelor of Music in Recording Arts and Sciences, a unique double-major degree program combines the courses and performance requirements of Peabody's Bachelor of Music Program with special courses in the Recording Arts and Sciences.

The relevant electrical engineering, math, science, and computer courses are taken at the university's Whiting School of Engineering. The Master of Arts Degree in Audio Sciences was developed in conjunction with members of the professional audio community to provide the technical knowledge and musical skills necessary to work at an advanced level in the field of audio/video and/or acoustics. Students in the Recording Arts and Sciences degree programs receive extensive practical experience, culminating in internships with local radio, television, and recording companies.