Peabody Conservatory welcomes three new faculty members

The Peabody Institute welcomed three new full-time faculty members to the Conservatory this year.

Jenine Brown joined the faculty to teach ear training. Brown, who received her doctorate in music theory from the Eastman School of Music, has taught courses ranging from modal to post-tonal literature and encompassing written theory, ear training, and sight-singing skills. As a music theory instructor at Eastman, she won the outstanding graduate student teaching award. She also performed for several years with Ossia, the school's student-run new music ensemble.

Laura Protano-Biggs, a scholar of 19th-century operatic cultures, has joined the Musicology faculty. Protano-Biggs was awarded her doctorate from the University of California, Berkeley, and was subsequently appointed a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Nottingham. She has presented her research at the American Musicological Society, Royal Musical Association, the Biennial 19th-Century Music Conference in Toronto, and other forums and is currently at work on a book project, "Operatic Technologies in Late Nineteenth-Century Italy."

Jelena Runić, who received her doctorate in linguistics from the University of Connecticut, coordinates the school's ESL Program and directs the Peabody Writing Center. She has worked with non-native speakers of English since 1995, in both Serbia and the United States, and has also taught linguistics, Romanian, and Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian languages at the University of Belgrade, Indiana University, and the University of Connecticut. Her research interests include both theoretical and applied linguistics.

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