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Fred Bronstein

Dean of the Peabody Institute

from the Dean

Read the latest news, updates, initiatives,
and more from Dean Bronstein.

Abra Bush

Senior Associate Dean of Institute Studies

Maureen Harrigan

Senior Associate Dean for Finance and Administration

Sarah Hoover

Special Assistant to the Dean for Innovation,
Interdisciplinary Partnerships, and Community Initiatives


Jessica Lunken

Associate Dean for External Relations


Townsend Plant

Associate Dean for Enrollment and Student Life

Peabody National Advisory Council

Members of the National Advisory Council are advocates for the mission of the Peabody Institute and advise the Dean on strategic issues and the development of new resources. Council members dedicate time and expertise and make financial commitments commensurate with their ability to give. Council members assume a leadership role as a donor and/or fundraiser in the Peabody campaign, and assist the Dean and the External Relations staff in advancement efforts to build awareness and audiences, and to identify, cultivate, and recruit potential donors to Peabody. Members of the Council may be leaders in the corporate and philanthropic communities, Johns Hopkins Trustees, and prominent Peabody alumni, parents and friends.

The National Advisory Council meets three times a year, often in conjunction with The Johns Hopkins University Trustees meetings.

2016-2017 Members:

Liza Bailey
Rheda Becker
Paula Boggs
Barbara Bozzuto, Vice-Chair
Laifun Chung
Richard Davison
Larry Droppa
Leon Fleisher
Sandra Levi Gerstung


Nancy Grasmick
Taylor A. Hanex, Chair
Sandra S. Hittman
Allan D. Jensen
Christopher Kovalchick
Abbe Levin
Jill E. McGovern
Christine Schmitz
Solomon H. Snyder


David Tan
Shirley S. L. Yang

Emeritus Members:

Pilar Bradshaw
Tony Deering
Hilda Perl Goodwin
Benjamin H. Griswold, IV
Turner B. Smith



Distinguished Artist Council

While celebrating the remarkable history of the Peabody Institute, members of the Distinguished Artist Council support the outstanding musical training provided at Peabody today, and are invaluable resources in guiding Peabody through the evolving musical environment in our world.

Leon Fleisher, Chair

Yefim Bronfman
Richard Goode
Hilary Hahn, Preparatory
Theodora Hanslowe, AD '94
Kim Kashkashian, BM '73
Angel Lam, MM '03, MM '05
Jaime Laredo
Peter Lee, BM '06, MM '08
Yo-Yo Ma
Lawrence Manchester, BM '94, BM '95

Itzhak Perlman
Sharon Robinson, BM 72
Murry Sidlin, BM '62, MM '68
David Starobin, BM '73
Svetoslav Stoyanov, BM ’03, GPD ’05
André Watts, AD '72
Dontae Winslow, BM '97, MM '99
Hugh Wolff, MM ’77, MM ’78
Qian Zhou, UC ’90, AD ‘92



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