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Preparatory Faculty

The Preparatory faculty is comprised of distinguished pedagogues and noted performers from the Baltimore/Washington area and the national arena. Many are Peabody Conservatory graduates. Through their practice, achievements, and artistry in both their teaching and performance, instructors demonstrate their commitment to fostering a love for the arts and building skills necessary for students to attain their fullest potential.

Faculty members are the students' mainstay of guidance during their artistic study at the Preparatory. It is the faculty member who determines the appropriate repertoire, the correct practice techniques and time frame, possible participation in the Certificate program, recitals, and competitions. Students are strongly encouraged to discuss their joys and concerns with their instructor in order to reach their fullest potential.

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Adashi, Judah Composition

Adzharova, Teodora Piano

Allen, Jonny Percussion, Percussion Ensemble

Azcona-Hartmark, Elizabeth Piano


Bae, Yoon Young Violin

Bahl, Ankush Peabody Youth Orchestra Conductor

Bellamy, Libby Violin

Bowles, Chad R. Piano, Chair of Piano Department

Buttorff, Christine Ballet


Caminero, Sabrina Woodwinds

Cavey-Miles, Carol Voice

Chen, Bai-Chi Cello, Cello Pedagogy, Coordinator of YPSP Cello

Choe, Jee Young Rachel Flute

Chong, Yoon-Mee Violin, Viola, Assistant Director of Camp Allegro

Chung, Soo-Youn Piano


Dinapoli, Constance Artistic Coordinator of Contemporary Dance

Dorr, Jaclyn Violin, Viola

Drosinos, David Clarinet, Saxophone

Duckett, Adrienne Ballet


Edwards, Mark Guitar

Edwards, Mellasenah Violin


Falby, Doreen Director of Peabody Children's Chorus, Coordinator of Howard County Campus

Forshee, Zane Guitar


Garner, Jarrel Low Brass

Garvin, Laura Peabody's Young Pianists, Traditional Piano, Piano Enrichment, Coordinator of PYP

Gettes, Gretchen Cello, Young People's String Program

Goldstein, Kate Ballet, Creative Dance

Gray, Madeleine Voice, Chair of Voice Department

Green-Cudek, Lisa Ballet, Creative Dance, Contemporary Dance


Heist, Douglas Piano

Henry, RebeccaViolin, Viola, Violin Pedagogy, Chair of String Department

Hildreth-Grasso, Louise Violin, Viola, PEGS

Hogan, Jasmine Early Childhood Music

Horwitz-Lee, Matthew Violin



Jones, Rachel Wind Ensembles Assistant


Kaplan Lande, Irina Piano, Peabody's Young Pianists

Killian, Amelia Piano, Towson Branch Coordinator

Kim, Won Hee Cello

Kim, Young-Ji Collaborative Piano

Knoll, John Rock and Contemporary Music, Electric Guitar

Kong, Kimberly Piano

Kozinska, Alina Voice


Lebedev, Saryana Piano

Levitov, Daniel Cello, Coordinator of Cello and Chamber Music, Conductor of Preparatory Young Artists Orchestra

Loukachkina, Margarita Ear Training


Madsen, Brent Trumpet

McCullough, Eric Rock and Contemporary Music, Guitar

Meister, Blake Jazz Piano, Jazz Bass, Jazz Ensemble

Melfi, Gail Ballet, Creative Dance

Melnicoff-Brown, Janet Violin, Coordinator of YPSP

Mora, Holly Ballet, Creative Dance

Morford, Hana Violin/Viola, String Ensemble Conductor

Morse, Lenelle Violin

Muscat, Elysabeth Voice




Park, Hyun-Sook Piano, Piano Pedagogy

Permenter, Bradley Peabody Children's Chorus Associate Director and Accompanist

Picard Boecker, Andréa Violin, Assistant to the YPSP Coordinator, Accompanist Coordinator

Pike, Anastasia Harp

Prjevalskaya, Marianna Piano


Rasmussen, Eric Chair of Early Childhood Music

Rausch, Lauren Violin, Assistant to the String Dept. Chair

Renggli, Catherine Piano

Robak, Tomasz Piano

Robinson-Deckelbaum, Debra Ballet

Rowe, DevonnaVoice

Ryoo, Soyoung Piano


Sadowski, Lisa Violin, Viola, Assistant to the String Chair

Seward, Karen Wind Band Conductor, Tuned-In Musicianship

Sheriff, Julia Children’s Chorus Assistant Director and Accompanist

Sims, Ian Kristopher Clarinet, Saxophone, Jazz Ensemble

Springer, Samuel Organ

Stafford, Melissa Peabody Dance Department Chair

Stefanovic, Ivan Violin, Chamber Music

Stephenson, Mary Elizabeth Piano

Stern, Jeff Rock and Contemporary Music

Stevens, Robyn, Voice

Stuart, Troy Cello, Chamber Music


Taylor, Angela Computer Music

Thesen, Anita Flute

Toedtman, Kristen Community Chorus, Songwriting

Trahey, Daniel Music Teacher Mentoring, Tuned-In Coordinator, Tuba

Tremblay, Christian Violin, Coordinator of Performance Academy for Strings, Chamber Music

Trnkova, Michaela Harp, Piano Enrichment


Voinier, Gregory Theory


Ward, Alicia Cello

Wegner, Paul Ballet, Estelle Dennis/Peabody Dance Training Program for Boys

Weisberger, Barbara Peabody Dance Department Artistic Advisor

Wells, Alison Cello

Wen, Julia YPSP Cello

Wirth, Elijah Theory, Wind Orchestra Conductor, Chair of Music Theory, Chair of Brass & Winds

Witmer, Kristen Early Childhood

Wu-Phillips, Min-Chi Piano, Peabody's Young Pianists


Yankee, Steve Jazz Guitar


Zheng, Lan Ballet



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