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Inside the Peabody Conservatory of Music

Program Number: 20832RJ
Start and End Dates:
3/10/2013 - 3/15/2013;
Duration: 5 nights
Location: Baltimore, Maryland
Price starting at: $648.00 - Price may vary based on date, departure city
Program Type: Music Appreciation; Opera Activity Level: t (see description)
Meals: 15; 5 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 5 Dinners    
Meal Options: Vegetarian    

Go behind the scenes as you learn from experts and interact with faculty and students. Attend classes to observe the rigors of honing passion into craft, sit in on rehearsals, and enjoy concerts/recitals throughout the program. You’ll also have free access to the world-class Walters Art Museum and Baltimore Museum of Art.




Highlights

• Enjoy a rare opportunity to spend a week as an "insider" at the Peabody Conservatory.
• Meet with Peabody Conservatory faculty of the graduate level conducting program and observe them coaching talented students as they conduct a piece of music in front of a live orchestra.
• Enjoy additional lively lectures with professional musicians who are passionate about their genre.




Date Specific Information

3-10-2013

Perfecting Jazz at the Peabody Conservatory — Meet and talk with students and notable faculty members as you journey through styles from ragtime to blues and jazz. Examine lives and careers of famous jazz musicians and enjoy a live performance led by expert lecturer and jazz musician, Seth Kibel. Weekly lecture topics will include "Duke Ellington & Count Basie" and "A Jazz Journey."



Coordinated by Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University.




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Accommodations
Peabody Inn on campus; comfortable rooms, private baths with grab-bars. Classroom in same building; walk ˝ block to cafeteria; 1.5 blocks to recital hall, all on campus.
Meals and Lodgings
   Peabody Inn
  Baltimore, MD, Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University 5 nights
 Peabody Inn
Type: Other
  Description: The Peabody Inn, in Baltimore's historic Mt. Vernon area, provides comfortable accommodations to participants in the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University's Road Scholar program. The Inn, located in four townhouses on the Peabody Institute campus, was renovated for the Road Scholar program and provides rooms that are unique in their configuration. See details below.
  Contact info: 605 North Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21202 USA
phone: 410-234-4770
web: www.peabody.jhu.edu/roadscholar
  Room amenities: Please see Facility Amenities.
  Facility amenities: The Inn is actually upgraded dorm space, with 2 twin beds in each room, wall-to-wall carpeting, matching bedspreads and drapes, telephone, radio alarm clock, dresser, desk and chair, private bathroom, and AC or heat in each room, depending on the season. A locked safe is available in each room. Bed linens, blankets and pillows are provided. Rooms are freshened and beds are made daily. Fresh towels are replaced on Mondays and Wednesdays. TVs are not provided in the rooms; however, a TV is located in Classroom B and available for viewing when class is not in session. Coffee makers, hair dryers, shower caps, etc. are not provided in the room. There are grab bars in all bathrooms at Peabody Inn. We are committed to making Road Scholar programs accessible to everyone, but please call us in advance so we can plan to accommodate your needs. We have wheel chairs, portable raised toilet seats, and shower chairs available; simply call ahead to reserve them. Classrooms are located in the Peabody Inn and you will be required to walk about ˝ block to the cafeteria in the next building, and the equivalent of 1˝ blocks to the evening recitals. Most of the walking is inside buildings on flat surfaces and elevators are available to move you to different levels. All routes are wheel chair accessible.
  Smoking allowed: No
  Elevators available: Yes
  Additional nights prior: $60 An additional night post-program is not available (Friday, March 15, 2013). For an addition night pre-program (Saturday, March 9, 2013), must make reservation in advance by calling 410-234-4770 during normal business hours.
  Check in time: 1:00 PM
  Additional nights after: $60 An additional night post-program is not available (Friday, March 15, 2013). For an addition night pre-program (Saturday, March 9, 2013), must make reservation in advance by calling 410-234-4770 during normal business hours.
  Check out time: 11:30 AM


Travel Details
  Start of Program:
1:00PM You will be staying at Peabody Inn that night.
  End of Program:
1:00PM You will be staying at Peabody Inn the night before.
  Required documents:
The Road Scholar Health & Safety Form is required. Please note that program staff are unable to provide nursing or personal care. We may, at our option, require certification from a medical professional indicating participants are able to provide their own basic care.
  Parking availability:
Parking in the Peabody Garage for the week (Sunday- Friday) is $50.00. Visa, Mastercard, or check accepted. Unlimited in and out privileges. Garage clearance 7 feet; cannot accommodate RVs or vans with items on a roof rack. Located on St. Paul St.
Transportation
To Start of Program
  Location:  Baltimore, MD, Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University
  Nearest city or town:  Located in downtown Baltimore
  Nearest highway: Interstate 95.
  Nearest airport:  Baltimore Washington International (BWI) is the closest airport. We DO NOT recommend using Reagan International or Dulles International Airports, as they are NOT close to Baltimore and transportation to Peabody will incur a large taxi fare.
  From End of Program
  Location: Baltimore, MD, Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University
    (Additional transportation information same as above)
Travel Details
 

Greyhound Bus Terminal

 

From Bus Terminal

 
 

Service:

 

Taxi

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

Taxi is approximately $10-15 one way (metered)
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

10-15 minutes 

 

Distance:

 

3 miles

   

Bus terminal address is 2110 Haines Street, Baltimore, MD 21230. See driving directions for specific arrival instructions.

 

Baltimore-BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Taxi

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

Taxi is approximately $35-40 one way (metered)
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

35-40 minutes 

 

Distance:

 

12 miles

   

See driving directions for specific arrival instructions.

 

Baltimore Penn Station

 

From Train Station

 
 

Service:

 

Taxi

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

Taxi is approximately $6-8 one way (metered)
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

5 minutes 

 

Distance:

 

1 mile

   

See driving directions for specific arrival instructions.

 
Driving Directions
  Driving from the North I-83 (special directions) Whether driving by car or taking a cab, please follow these directions. There is a 10-minute grace period in the parking garage for you to be dropped off by cab. If you are driving south on 83 from Pennsylvania, follow signs to the 695 Beltway WEST, and travel west on 695 a short distance before getting back onto 83 South at Beltway Exit 23A. Travel on 83 south approximately 7 1/2 miles to exit 4, St. Paul Street (it is immediately after exit 5). Travel south on St. Paul Street through 9 traffic lights. You will see a small park on your right, which is Mt. Vernon Place. The Peabody Garage is on the right ˝ way down the block after the park. Turn right into the second archway to enter the garage. Our students will be there to greet you, direct you to a parking space and unload your car. When parking in the garage: Take a ticket from the machine and park your car in any of the spaces along the wall on the second level. Please do not park in a handicapped space or a space marked with a yellow key (key is painted on the concrete in front of the space). Leave the parking ticket in your car. You will give it to the garage attendant when you leave the garage on Friday. When our students unload your car they will walk you and your luggage to the Peabody Inn.
  Driving from the North I-95 (special directions) Whether driving by car or taking a cab, please follow these directions. There is a 10-minute grace period in the parking garage for you to be dropped off by cab. There are two routes to Baltimore from the north – I-95 for those of you coming from the Northeast (Philadelphia/New York City) and I-83 for those of you coming from points further west in Pennsylvania, New York, and Canada. There are additional routes into Baltimore from the North on 95 but they involve city driving through areas which are not clearly marked, or through a tunnel or over a bridge with tolls. The following are the least complicated routes. Driving on I-95: As you approach Baltimore begin to look for the exit marked 695 - Baltimore beltway to Towson. Take the 695 Beltway exit toward Towson. Continue on the Beltway to Exit 23A (I-83 South). Continue on 83 for approximately 7˝ miles to Exit 4, St. Paul St. (it is immediately after exit 5). Travel south on St. Paul Street through 9 traffic lights. You will see a small park on your right, which is Mt. Vernon Place. The Peabody Garage is on the right ˝ way down the block after the park. Turn right into the second archway to enter the garage. Between the hours of 1:00 and 3:30 PM on Sunday our students will be there to greet you, direct you to a parking space and unload your car. When parking in the garage: Take a ticket from the machine and park your car in any of the spaces along the wall on the second level. Please do not park in a handicapped space or a space marked with a yellow key (key is painted on the concrete in front of the space). Leave the parking ticket in your car. You will give it to the garage attendant when you leave the garage on Friday. When our students unload your car they will walk you and your luggage to the Peabody Inn.
  Driving from the South (special directions) Whether driving by car or taking a cab, please follow these directions. There is a 10-minute grace period in the parking garage for you to be dropped off by cab. Take 95 North all the way to Baltimore. As you are approaching Baltimore, you will see signs for 395 North to Downtown (Exit 53). Turn onto 395 North and follow the signs to Martin Luther King Blvd. Once you are on MLK Blvd. stay in the left hand lane as you follow MLK Blvd. about 1 ˝ miles to Howard Street. Turn left onto Howard Street. Take Howard about 1 mile to North Avenue. Turn right onto North Ave. Follow North Ave. Approximately 3 lights to St. Paul Street. Turn right onto St. Paul. Follow St. Paul about 1 mile south, traveling in the right lane. Just after Madison Street look for a park to the right. The Peabody Garage is ˝ way down the block after the park. Turn right into the second archway to enter the garage. Between the hours of 1:00 and 3:30 PM on Sunday our students will be there to greet you, direct you to a parking space and unload your car. When parking in the garage: Take a ticket from the machine and park your car in any of the spaces along the wall on the second level. Please do not park in a handicapped space or a space marked with a yellow key (key is painted on the concrete in front of the space). Leave the parking ticket in your car. You will give it to the garage attendant when you leave the garage on Friday. When our students unload your car they will walk you and your luggage to the Peabody Inn.
  Driving from the West (special directions) Whether driving by car or taking a cab, please follow these directions. There is a 10-minute grace period in the parking garage for you to be dropped off by cab. Take Interstate 70 East to the Baltimore Beltway: Route 695 - There are two ramps onto the Beltway, take the one which bears to the right - 695 South-Glen Burnie. Travel south on 695 until you get to 95 North to Baltimore (here again there are two ramps - this time you will take the one which bears left toward Baltimore). Take 95 North to 395 North to Downtown (Exit 53). Continue on 395 North to Martin Luther King Blvd. Once on MLK Blvd. stay in the left hand lane as you follow MLK Blvd. about 1 ˝ miles to Howard Street. Turn left onto Howard Street. Take Howard about 1 mile to North Avenue. Turn right onto North Avenue. Follow North Ave. approximately 3 lights to St. Paul Street. Turn right onto St. Paul. Follow St,. Paul about 1 mile. traveling in the right lane. Just after Madison Street, look for a park on your right. The Peabody Garage is ˝ way down the block after the park. Turn right into the second archway to enter the garage. Between the hours of 1:00 and 3:30 PM on Sunday our students will be there to greet you, direct you to a parking space and unload your car. When parking in the garage: Take a ticket from the machine and park your car in any of the spaces along the wall on the second level. Please do not park in a handicapped space or a space marked with a yellow key (key is painted on the concrete in front of the space). Leave the parking ticket in your car. You will give it to the garage attendant when you leave the garage on Friday. When our students unload your car they will walk you and your luggage to the Peabody Inn.
The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.


Daily Schedule

Day 1: Check-In/5:00-6:00 Dinner/Evening Recital
(Sunday, March 10)
   
 Afternoon: 1-3:30 PM Check-In/Registration. Orientation 6:00-7:15. Before orientation, visit the world-class Walter's Art Museum (open until 5pm). Free pass to Walter's Art Museum included in program.
 Dinner: 5:00-6:00 Join students and faculty in the Peabody dining hall for buffet meals that feature ample, healthy food choices.
 Evening: Each evening, attend Conservatory recitals and concerts performed by talented Peabody artists as they perform the works they are perfecting at this time in their musical training.
   
Accommodations: Peabody Inn
Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2:
(Monday, March 11)
   
 Breakfast: 7:30-8:30 Join students and faculty in the Peabody dining hall for buffet meals that feature ample, healthy food choices.
 Morning: 8:30-9:55 Discussion with GPD jazz piano student about his academic career at the Peabody Conservatory. 9:55-10:10 Break. 10:10-11:30 Presentation with Bill Messenger "A Jazz Journey." All lectures presented in a classroom setting. Classrooms are located in the Peabody Inn (location of accomodations). Our superb, experienced faculty will make presentations on the course topics with ample time for questions and answers.
 Lunch: 11:45-12:45 Join students and faculty in the Peabody dining hall for buffet meals that feature ample, healthy food choices.
 Afternoon: 12:50-2:10 Presentation "Duke Ellington and Count Basie" with Seth Kibel. 3:30-4:30 Wine and Cheese Welcome Reception.
 Dinner: 5:00-7:00 Join students and faculty in the Peabody dining hall for buffet meals that feature ample, healthy food choices.
 Evening: Each evening, attend Conservatory recitals and concerts performed by talented Peabody artists as they perform the works they are perfecting at this time in their musical training.
   
Accommodations: Peabody Inn
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3:
(Tuesday, March 12)
   
 Breakfast: 7:30-8:30 Join students and faculty in the Peabody dining hall for buffet meals that feature ample, healthy food choices.
 Morning: 8:30-9:55 Presentation #1 (Duke Ellington & Count Basie) 9:55-10:10 break; 10:10-11:30 Presentation #2 (A Jazz Journey). All lectures presented in a classroom setting. Classrooms are located in the Peabody Inn (location of accomodations). Our superb, experienced faculty will make presentations on the course topics with ample time for questions and answers.
 Lunch: 11:45-12:45 Join students and faculty in the Peabody dining hall for buffet meals that feature ample, healthy food choices.
 Afternoon: 1:30-2:30 Enjoy a historical discussion of the Peabody Conservatory Jazz program, led by a Peabody Preparatory faculty member. 3:30-4:30 Explore the George Peabody Rare Book Library, located on the Peabody Institute Campus.
 Dinner: 5:00-7:00 Join students and faculty in the Peabody dining hall for buffet meals that feature ample, healthy food choices.
 Evening: Each evening, attend Conservatory recitals and concerts performed by talented Peabody artists as they perform the works they are perfecting at this time in their musical training.
   
Accommodations: Peabody Inn
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4:
(Wednesday, March 13)
   
 Breakfast: 7:30-8:30 Join students and faculty in the Peabody dining hall for buffet meals that feature ample, healthy food choices.
 Morning: 9:10-10:35 Presentation #1 (Duke Ellington & Count Basie). 10:35-10:45 break; 11:00-11:50 Attend a Conservatory jazz Improvisation class.
 Lunch: 12:00-1:00 Join students and faculty in the Peabody dining hall for buffet meals that feature ample, healthy food choices.
 Afternoon: 1:15-2:35 Presentation "A Jazz Journey." 3:00-4:00 Docent led tour of the World-class Walters Art Gallery across the street from Peabody Inn.
 Dinner: 5:00-7:00 Join students and faculty in the Peabody dining hall for buffet meals that feature ample, healthy food choices.
 Evening: Each evening, attend Conservatory recitals and concerts performed by talented Peabody artists as they perform the works they are perfecting at this time in their musical training.
   
Accommodations: Peabody Inn
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5:
(Thursday, March 14)
   
 Breakfast: 7:30-8:30 Join students and faculty in the Peabody dining hall for buffet meals that feature ample, healthy food choices.
 Morning: 8:30-9:55 Presentation #1 (Duke Ellington & Count Basie). 9:55-10:10 break; 10:10-11:30 Presentation #2 (A Jazz Journey). All lectures presented in a classroom setting. Classrooms are located in the Peabody Inn (location of accomodations). Our superb, experienced faculty will make presentations on the course topics with ample time for questions and answers.
 Lunch: 11:30-12:15 Join students and faculty in the Peabody dining hall for buffet meals that feature ample, healthy food choices.
 Afternoon: 12:30-1:30 Attend a Conservatory jazz department class "ear training." 1:30...Free afternoon to explore Baltimore!
 Dinner: 5:00-7:00 Join students and faculty in the Peabody dining hall for buffet meals that feature ample, healthy food choices.
 Evening: Each evening, attend Conservatory recitals and concerts performed by talented Peabody artists as they perform the works they are perfecting at this time in their musical training.
   
Accommodations: Peabody Inn
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6:
(Friday, March 15)
   
 Breakfast: 7:30-8:30 Join students and faculty in the Peabody dining hall for buffet meals that feature ample, healthy food choices.
 Morning: 8:30-9:55 Presentation #1 (Duke Ellington & Count Basie) 9:55-10:10 break; 10:10-11:30 Presentation #2 (A Jazz Journey). All lectures presented in a classroom setting. Classrooms are located in the Peabody Inn (location of accomodations). Our superb, experienced faculty will make presentations on the course topics with ample time for questions and answers.
 Lunch: 11:30-12:45 Join students and faculty in the Peabody dining hall for buffet meals that feature ample, healthy food choices.
 Afternoon: 11:30-1:00 Check out. Peabody Conservatory student workers will be available during this time to assist guests with luggage.
   
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Free Time Opportunities
 
  Baltimore, MD, Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University Baltimore Tourist Attractions
The Peabody campus is conveniently located near the Inner Harbor and downtown Baltimore’s popular tourist sites. Whatever interests you, you will find it in Baltimore: Civil War museum, world class art museums, aquarium, science museum, Babe Ruth Museum, comedy clubs, fine dining, theaters, concerts, movies, antiques, boat cruises, historic homes, churches & synagogues, and much, much more.
Important information about your itinerary: Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the information featured on this website. Itineraries are based on our best information at this time. Circumstances beyond our control may require us to adjust itineraries or other details. We regret any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your understanding. Information will be sent to you from your Program Provider approximately three weeks prior to the program start date. The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.

Suggested Reading List


The Jazz Book: From Ragtime to Fusion and Beyond


Author: Joachim E. Berendt


The Music of Black Americans: A History


Author: Eileen Southern




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