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Peabody Preparatory
2017 Summer Programs

Individual Instruction

Preparatory lessons can be scheduled for 30, 45, or 60 minutes a week and can be arranged at any of our campus locations in Downtown Baltimore, Towson, Annapolis, and Howard County. All ages and skill levels welcome. Register now.

Brass • Composition • Guitar • Harp • Jazz • Music Theory • Percussion • Piano • Rock Band • Strings • Voice • Woodwinds

Group Classes

Several classes meet weekly during the summer session: June 19 to July 29

Classes include:

Introduction to Violin (ages 5 to 8) and Cello Fun (Ages 4 to 6). Check out the Summer Strings options.

Early Childhood classes (Ages 2 months to 6 years)

Basics of Singing (Ages 9 and up). Review the Voice Department offerings for this summer.

Ballet, Contemporary Dance, Creative Dance, Flamenco and Spanish Dance. For a complete listing, visit the Peabody Dance summer catalog.


Beyond Technique

Monday, July 31 – Saturday, August 12, 2017
9:00 am 
– 5:00 pm
For advanced ballet students and junior company members age 14-21

Enhance your current ballet training and explore music and the choreographic process to move Beyond Technique this summer! This unparalleled two-week summer dance intensive will be held at the internationally-renowned Peabody Conservatory. More information

Creative Composition and Improvisation Intensive

Monday, June 26 – Friday, June 30, 2017
3:00 pm 
– 7:00 pm
For wind, brass, string, and percussion students, ages 9 to 18

A one-week summer intensive focusing on creative composition and improvisation. Students will compose new music as a group, learn how to improvise in diverse genres, and develop stage presence as performers. More information

Paul Taylor's American Modern Dance Summer Intensive

Sunday, July 16 – Saturday, July 29, 2017 (Two weeks)
Monday-Friday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm; Saturdays 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
For ages 13-25 (junior and senior intensive groups)

Taylor Intensives have been the premiere training ground for modern dance technique and the best way to study Taylor style and repertoire. The Intensives have achieved distinction by virtue of outstanding faculty members – distinguished Taylor dancers and alumni – and the exceptional personal attention given to each student. Come learn from the masters at Peabody Dance!
Requirements: intermediate to advanced level of dance training in ballet and/or modern dance. More information

Peabody Classical Singer Workshop for High School and College Singers

Monday, June 19 – Friday, June 23, 2017 (One Week)
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
For high school and college students

This week-long workshop is filled with useful information essential to every aspiring classical singer. Besides daily voice work and coachings, numerous classes are offered. Everyone will perform in a recital on the last day of the session. More information

Peabody Piano Week

Monday, July 17 – Saturday, July 22, 2017
9:00 am 
– 4:30 pm
For students from junior high through college age

Peabody Piano Week is an intensive week-long festival for piano students from junior high through college age. Participating students will study with a member of the faculty, attend masterclasses, a “Musicianship for Pianists” course, and have daily practice time. More information

Piano @ Peabody

Sunday, July 16 – Saturday, July 22, 2017
9:00 am 
– 8:30 pm
For adult piano students of all skill levels
A week-long celebration of all things piano for those pursuing piano as an adult! Guided by faculty artists, participants learn from lectures, master classes, and daily faculty recitals. A personal coaching session, optional duet adventures, jazz labs, and longer individual lessons (separate fee required) are available as well. The week closes in a festive participant recital (performance optional)! More information

Summer Dance Intensive

Monday, June 19 – Friday, July 14, 2017 (Four weeks)
Monday-Friday 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
For ages 7 to young adult

A challenging, full-day dance program for students of all levels – from promising beginners to highly-motivated professional aspirants – ages 7 to young adult. There is a strong focus on technique classes in ballet (for all levels), men’s and pointe/variations classes (only for upper-level students who demonstrate technical readiness) and contemporary dance (elementary to advanced levels) . Technique classes are creatively balanced by additional classes in other dance forms, theater arts , and enrichment classes such as stretch/conditioning and dance history. The program culminates in a valuable studio performance opportunity, bringing together the participants’ whole course of study during the intensive period. More information

Summer Guitar Institute

Monday, July 31 – Friday, August 4, 2017
9:00 am 
– 5:00 pm
For students from junior high to college age

An intensive week-long festival including workshops, masterclasses and faculty recitals for high school, college, and adult students. More information

Viva Voce!

Monday, July 17 – Friday, July 21, 2017
9:00 am 
– 4:00 pm
Summer Chorus for 9-16 year-olds

An engaging and high quality summer music-making experience for young people ages 9-16 who love to sing, at the renowned Peabody Institute in its beautiful Mount Vernon setting. More Information


Allegro Strings presented by the Young People's String Program

August 7 – 11, 2017
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Provides a week of intensive music and enrichment classes. Group classes in violin and cello, and orchestra are offered for ages 6-12. More information

Chamber Week for string players in grades 5-12

July 31 – August 4, 2017
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
An intensive five day program that includes chamber playing and orchestral playing for middle school to high school students. More information


Glissando Summer Harp Fest for Intermediate to Advanced Harp Students

June 19 – June 23, 2017
9:45 am – 3:30 pm
A one-week intensive harp program designed to assist in developing harpists through the exploration of ensemble performance, stage presence and harp maintenance. Enrichment activities, rehearsals and coachings will culminate with all students performing on the last afternoon of the program. More information

Howard County

Allegro Strings presented by the Young People's String Program

July 31 – August 4, 2017
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Provides a week of intensive music and enrichment classes. Group classes in violin and cello, and orchestra are offered for ages 6-12. More information

Ready to Register?

Summer Registration opens April 1, 2017. After that date, please visit our registration website!


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