Explore Peabody's perks

See any of the Institute's free concerts or use tuition remission benefits to encourage your—or your child's—love of dance and music

Young musicians in the Peabody Preparatory Concert Band perform in 2019

Image caption: The Peabody Preparatory Concert Band performs in 2019.


The Peabody Institute recently began its concert programming for the 2022–23 academic year with a heady and entertaining lineup of more than 100 chamber and orchestral music, opera productions, dance programming, master classes, and recitals. The majority of Peabody concerts are free and open to the public, many are livestreamed to enjoy at home, and you can see what's coming up by visiting the online concert calendar or signing up for the weekly events newsletter.

In addition, the Peabody Preparatory offers more than 250 group classes and private instruction options in music and dance for students of all ages, from babies to adults. The Preparatory accepts students at all skill levels, with class options from early childhood to Peabody Plus for lifelong learners. You can hone your instrumental skills and your child could explore dance or start their own instrumental journey, both using your Johns Hopkins University tuition remission benefit.

All full-time university faculty, staff, and their spouses and dependents are eligible for tuition remission on the noncredit classes at the Preparatory; coverage percentage depends on whether instruction is private or in a group setting. For example, current or retired faculty and staff receive 80% tuition remission on noncredit classes offered through the Preparatory and 25% remission on private Preparatory instruction. Children of faculty and staff receive 50% tuition remission on group instruction and 25% off on one-on-one lessons. Enrollment with tuition remission is managed through the Preparatory's online registration system.

"The Preparatory holds a unique place in the JHU ecosystem where, for well over 100 years, any student from Baltimore and the surrounding region can come and study music and/or dance here," says Maria Mathieson, director of the Preparatory. "Preparatory students can experience their very first musical or movement lesson and can continue their learning throughout their lifetime. I am thrilled that we can offer this as a benefit to our fellow employees, and we love having families throughout the whole JHU system call the Preparatory home. If you have not yet taken the opportunity to sign up, there is still time as lessons and classes have just started."

The Preparatory offers music and dance instruction in more than 20 departments at four locations: Baltimore, Towson, Howard County, and Annapolis. Registration is now open.

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