Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, MD

Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, MD

Performing Arts Profile

When ambition meets opportunity, anything is possible.

At Johns Hopkins, you can explore ideas that interest you, find people who inspire and challenge you, and make discoveries that change your life—and the world. The undergraduate experience is all about exploration and discovery. It’s a place where ambitious, talented, and creative students thrive. With the freedom to pursue their interdisciplinary interests, the opportunity to learn from academic leaders, and the chance to make an impact right away, our students work across academic disciplines and with every subject imaginable. At Hopkins, you’ll have the opportunity to make your own discoveries and the guidance you need to get there—in groups and through faculty mentorships, internships, study abroad, and the cultural connections of one of the most exciting cities around. 

Small classes, big resources
Students are able (and encouraged) to build the academic path that is right for them, with guidance from staff and administrators to help them find their way. Several programs, such as the Provost’s Undergraduate Research Award and the Bloomberg Distinguished Professors Summer Program, are available to give participants funding to pursue research projects. With the Center for Leadership Education and Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures, students have access to mentors, internships, and even seed funding for start-up businesses on campus. Students also take advantage of study abroad programs and advanced graduate study that reflect the same spirit of academic freedom. The vast Johns Hopkins network includes schools, centers, and affiliates throughout Baltimore—most are linked by a free shuttle bus—as well as in the DC area, across the country, and throughout the world, including campuses in Bologna, Italy, and Nanjing, China. 

The Homewood campus, Baltimore, and beyond 
Hopkins students are active and engaged, which makes the Homewood campus an energized place to live and learn.

From performing arts groups to political groups, there are more than 400 student-run organizations. In addition to 22 varsity athletic teams, one in six Hopkins students participates in a Division III or club sport, and more than half participate in the popular intramural program. Off campus, you’ll find endless arts and entertainment options in Baltimore’s unique neighborhoods. As an entrepreneurial hub, the city offers internship and career opportunities at both top companies and local start-ups. 

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Undergraduate Performing Arts Programs at the Peabody Institute at Johns Hopkins

Bachelor's Programs
Composition, Bachelor of Music
Composition, Bachelor of Music Education
Composition, Bachelor of Music in Recording Arts
Computer Music, Bachelor of Music
Computer Music, Bachelor of Music in Recording Arts
Dance, Bachelor of Fine Arts
Five-Year BM/MM Program
Five-Year BMRA/MA Program
Guitar, Bachelor of Music
Guitar, Bachelor of Music Education
Guitar, Bachelor of Music in Recording Arts
Harpsichord, Bachelor of Music
Historical Performance, Bachelor of Music
Jazz, Bachelor of Music Education
Jazz, Bachelor of Music in Recording Arts
Jazz Performance, Bachelor of Music
Music for New Media, Bachelor of Music
Orchestral Instruments, Bachelor of Music
Orchestral Instruments, Bachelor of Music Education
Orchestral Instruments, Bachelor of Music in Recording Arts
Organ, Bachelor of Music
Piano, Bachelor of Music
Piano, Bachelor of Music Education
Piano, Bachelor of Music in Recording Arts
Voice, Bachelor of Music
Voice, Bachelor of Music Education 

Business of Music, Minor
Directed Studies, Minor
Historical Performance, Minor
Historical Performance: Voice, Minor
Liberal Arts, Minor
Music Theory, Minor
Musicology, Minor 
Theatre Arts and Studies, Minor (at the Kreiger School of Arts and Sciences)

Certificate Programs
Artist’s Diploma
Graduate Performance Diploma
Guitar, Performer's Certificate
Orchestral Instruments, Performer's Certificate
Organ, Performer's Certificate
Piano, Performer's Certificate
Voice, Performer's Certificate 

Non-Degree Programs
Music Education Certification - Instrumental
Music Education Certification - Vocal

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