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The latest news, updates, initiatives, and more from Fred Bronstein, dean of the Peabody Institute.

Read Dean Bronstein's bio here.

06/16/2015 - Dean Bronstein Responds to the New York Times
Dean Bronstein responds to an Op-Ed from June 13 in The New York Times, Don’t Go to Music School, with Our Future Musicians.
06/05/2015 - News and Updates June 2015
The academic year has come to a close with both familiar, time-honored traditions and new efforts and initiatives. That juxtaposition of the new and the old is becoming a defining characteristic of the Peabody Institute.
05/22/2015 - Dean Bronstein's Commencement Address
What does that future of classical music look like? Better yet, what do we even mean by “classical” music? The term is actually a convention of the 20th century. Before that, classical music was in large part the popular idiom.
02/12/2015 - Breakthrough Plan Update
This past fall, we laid out key long-term objectives along with a 24-month agenda called the “Breakthrough Plan,” designed to do the kind of work necessary to effectively position the Peabody Institute for the future.
01/01/2015 - Orchestrating Peabody's Future
In this profile for the Hopkins Gazette, Dean Bronstein discusses how he is meeting the challenge of bringing the oldest conservatory in the U.S. into the 21st century.
12/02/2014 - Four Pillars and Breakthrough Plan
As I approach the six-month mark as dean of the Peabody Institute, I am excited about the work that in which we are engaged at Peabody. We are entering an energizing process of repositioning the Institute within the world of music conservatories
10/23/2014 - Peabody as a Leader of Conversations
One of the things that distinguishes Johns Hopkins University is that it is a convener of conversations about important issues, whether they be scientific, health-related, or in the humanities. Johns Hopkins is a “go to” place
10/21/2014 - The Future of Classical Music
In this op-ed for the Baltimore Sun, Dean Bronstein shares his thoughts on the essential role that artists and cultural institutions play in the community and reflects on the responsibility of conservatories for the holistic development of young musicians
09/04/2014 - 2014 Convocation Address
Since arriving at Peabody at the beginning of June, I have been on a listening tour of sorts, talking with faculty, staff, donors, to members of our community both in and beyond the University, alumni
08/30/2014 - The Baltimore Sun’s Tim Smith sits down with Dean Bronstein
Identifying some of the challenges ahead as well as focusing in on the Institute's greatest assets, Dean Bronstein opens up to Tim Smith about his goals for the future of Peabody in this candid interview.
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