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By BARBARA MALLONEE | April 15, 1994
Last autumn, hundreds of bulbs were planted in the plaz inside the Peabody Preparatory, the rows of daffodils to herald the Prep's centennial year with as much fanfare as a choir of shiny brass. Daffodils bloom in courtyards and conservatories. Cultivated in beds and borders, they readily naturalize. Though they are not indigenous, they seem a part of native Maryland landscape.Institutions are rarely indigenous, yet they, too, come to seem so. Peabody has spread as a downtown place name. Though George Peabody was not a native son, he succeeded as a young Baltimore dry-goods merchant.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | August 24, 2013
Sidney S. Forrest, an esteemed clarinet teacher who had taught generations of students at the Peabody Conservatory of Music and the Levine School of Music in Washington, died Aug. 9 at Suburban Hospital in Bethesda of complications from injuries suffered in a fall. He was 94 and lived in Kensington. "I started studying with him when I was in high school in the 1950s and then when I went to Peabody, from which I graduated in 1963," said Christopher A. Wolfe, assistant principal clarinetist with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.
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By Tricia Bishop and Tricia Bishop,SUN STAFF | August 15, 2002
Some studies have suggested that music exposure might improve intellectual development. And just in case they're right, 18-month-old Mason Buswell has been getting the saturation treatment since before he was born. His dad used to put headphones on his mom's belly when Mason was in utero - playing everything from New Age jazz to Led Zeppelin - and now the toddler is enrolled in a weekly music class in Clarksville. Scott Buswell, Mason's father, says that while he doesn't know if it's having any effect, it sure is fun. "He's been dancing since he was able to stand," Buswell said, "and he loves these classes."
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By Katie Baker | August 20, 2013
It was Parade Day in Ellicott City when a lost Olenka Stasyshyn Bren first meandered down Main Street. She immediately fell in love with the row of quaint shops and interesting passersby. Trained as a concert pianist in Ukraine, Bren came to the United States at age 26 not speaking a word of English. After teaching in a private school for three years in South Dakota (“I was a mute piano teacher!”), Bren headed to the East Coast to meet up with her family in Maryland. It was during that trip she discovered what remained of the music school on Historic Main Street, Ellicott City.
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By Cassandra A. Fortin and Cassandra A. Fortin,Special to The Sun | January 16, 2008
A school guidance counselor recently asked Alvin Roda, owner of the Laurel School of Music, whether he could lend a child a string instrument. The girl wanted to learn to play in the school orchestra, but her mother couldn't afford an instrument, the guidance counselor said. Roda provided the violin for the child. "She loved the violin, and she loved getting music lessons," said Roda, 44, of Laurel. "The guidance counselor told me that she sleeps with her violin." The child's response inspired Roda to start a program to help children get musical instruments.
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By FROM LADIES' HOME JOURNAL Los Angeles Times Syndicate | April 14, 1996
"The more I do for Tom, the more he demands," sobs Meredith, 30, who runs a small music school in her home.Meredith was a 20-year-old music student, newly arrived in New York City from a small town in Idaho, when she met Tom, an enormously talented pianist who also played flute with a small, prestigious orchestra.Romantic Tom sent flowers, wrote love letters and was an excellent critic of her technique.Once married, Meredith found that her husband was a helpless male. Tom comes home from work, steps out of his clothes and expects them to turn up magically cleaned and pressed.
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By Peter Hermann, The Baltimore Sun | January 30, 2012
Baltimore police have released a photo of a man they believe held up a 28-year-old Peabody Institute student at gunpoint in Mount Vernon Thursday evening and forced him to withdraw money from a bank machine. Police said the attack occurred about 7:15 p.m. in the 700 block of N. Charles St., about two blocks north of the music school, which is associated with Johns Hopkins University. Police said the man was armed with a handgun and ran away after obtaining an undisclosed amount of money.
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By Peter Hermann | January 30, 2012
Baltimore police have released a photo of a man they believe held up a 28-year-old Peabody Institute student at gunpoint in Mount Vernon Thursday evening and forced him to withdraw money from a bank machine. Police said the attack occurred about 7:15 p.m. in the 700 block of N. Charles St., about two blocks north of the music school, which is associated with Johns Hopkins University. Police said the man was armed with a handgun and ran away after obtaining an undisclosed amount of money.
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By Mike Giuliano | December 5, 2012
You can make the effort to go to a music school either as a student or at least to attend a concert, but how sweet it is when the music school comes to you. That's pretty much the case with the "Curtis on Tour" concert program coming to the Candlelight Concert Society series on Sunday, Dec. 9, at 7 p.m., at Howard Community College's Smith Theatre. Founded in Philadelphia in 1924, the Curtis Institute of Music is one of the country's most prestigious music schools. The musical talent appearing with "Curtis on Tour" includes current students and faculty members, as well as alumni.
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By Lisa Kawata | July 27, 2011
Eat. Drum. Sleep. Repeat daily. That's just one of the mantras behind the mission of Let There Be Rock School, the newest music school to arrive on the scene in Howard County. Only this school offers a one-two punch not often found in a traditional music school. Not only do they give private lessons to rock-lovin' kids, but they group them by age and ability into bands that have a 12-week practice schedule before performing at a local venue. “We're trying to make it a little rock 'n' roll community.
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By Mike Giuliano | December 5, 2012
You can make the effort to go to a music school either as a student or at least to attend a concert, but how sweet it is when the music school comes to you. That's pretty much the case with the "Curtis on Tour" concert program coming to the Candlelight Concert Society series on Sunday, Dec. 9, at 7 p.m., at Howard Community College's Smith Theatre. Founded in Philadelphia in 1924, the Curtis Institute of Music is one of the country's most prestigious music schools. The musical talent appearing with "Curtis on Tour" includes current students and faculty members, as well as alumni.
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By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | August 11, 2012
These dog days of summer, when concert halls are terribly quiet around here, are a perfect time for classical music fans to do a little homework that will pay off in the new season. Folks who have never heard, say, Leonard Bernstein's "Kaddish" Symphony, or any other off-the-beaten-path works scheduled in the months ahead can get a lot more out of those experiences with some preparation now. Let's face it: Audiences don't spend much time diligently reading their program books before a performance starts.
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By Peter Hermann, The Baltimore Sun | January 30, 2012
Baltimore police have released a photo of a man they believe held up a 28-year-old Peabody Institute student at gunpoint in Mount Vernon Thursday evening and forced him to withdraw money from a bank machine. Police said the attack occurred about 7:15 p.m. in the 700 block of N. Charles St., about two blocks north of the music school, which is associated with Johns Hopkins University. Police said the man was armed with a handgun and ran away after obtaining an undisclosed amount of money.
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By Peter Hermann | January 30, 2012
Baltimore police have released a photo of a man they believe held up a 28-year-old Peabody Institute student at gunpoint in Mount Vernon Thursday evening and forced him to withdraw money from a bank machine. Police said the attack occurred about 7:15 p.m. in the 700 block of N. Charles St., about two blocks north of the music school, which is associated with Johns Hopkins University. Police said the man was armed with a handgun and ran away after obtaining an undisclosed amount of money.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | December 30, 2011
Mary C. Walker, a retired Peabody Institute director of alumni relations who had been a special assistant to the school's director, died of cardiovascular disease Dec. 22 at the Edenwald Retirement Community. She was 100. Her friends at the music school often said that the C in her name stood for Conservatory, not her middle name, Catherine. Born in Baltimore, she was the daughter of William W. Walker and Mary Catherine Shafer Walker. Her mother's family had a pork packing business near the Lexington Market.
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By Mary Carole McCauley, The Baltimore Sun | December 5, 2011
When Peabody Institute professor Manuel Barrueco received an email alerting him that he had been nominated for a prestigious fellowship carrying a five-figure cash prize, he assumed it was spam, perhaps a variation of the Nigerian lottery scam, and deleted it. When Barrueco received several follow-up emails in the ensuing weeks, he also sent them unread to his computer's trash bin. It took a phone call and the blunt question, "What are you doing?"...
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By Erica L. Green, The Baltimore Sun | October 7, 2011
Band teacher Charles Funn's voice thundered in a classroom at Paul Laurence Dunbar High School, shouting the names of familiar Southern foods as a way to help the students to find their rhythm. You can feel both, he explained, in your soul. "Fried chicken, greens, hot sauce, potato salad," Funn instructed above the small assembly of squealing trumpets and booming bass drums that clumsily converged as students struggled to raise their instruments and legs at the same time. "Grease!"
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By Glenn McNatt | May 25, 1997
THE HALF-DOZEN teen-agers in Alexandra Suhoy's music theory class at the Baltimore Music School in Pikesville must have thought they were going crazy last week.Suhoy, a twentysomething, Kiev Conservatory-trained pianist who immigrated to Baltimore from Ukraine five years ago, was playing the role of stern taskmaster. First she would play a short selection from one of the great composers on the piano or a tape she had brought, then quiz her students to identify the pieces."Dvorak?" ventured one youngster after a particularly fiery exposition of the Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto.
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By Erica L. Green, The Baltimore Sun | October 7, 2011
Band teacher Charles Funn's voice thundered in a classroom at Paul Laurence Dunbar High School, shouting the names of familiar Southern foods as a way to help the students to find their rhythm. You can feel both, he explained, in your soul. "Fried chicken, greens, hot sauce, potato salad," Funn instructed above the small assembly of squealing trumpets and booming bass drums that clumsily converged as students struggled to raise their instruments and legs at the same time. "Grease!"
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