There are many options for Krieger School students wanting a formal or informal music component included in their programs. For less formal options, such as taking classes, arranging lessons, participating in chamber music, establishing a music minor, or simply attending concerts, visit the Peabody Conservatory website.
If you are enrolled in the Krieger School of the Arts and Sciences or the School of Engineering, you can pursue two degrees simultaneously—the one you have selected in your school and a bachelor of music degree at Peabody Conservatory. Due to the performance requirement for admissions, you must (in addition to being accepted at the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences) apply, audition, and be accepted to Peabody. Admission to the double degree program is competitive. Auditions are held in February and May for entrance the following fall. Your individual course of study will be determined by discussions between advisers at Peabody Conservatory and the Krieger School. You can expect to take five or six years to finish both degrees.
Music as a Major
A Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree majoring in music is not offered at the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences or at Peabody. Bachelor's degrees at Peabody are all Bachelor of Music (BM) degrees based on a high-level performance curriculum.
Music as a Minor
The Krieger School of Arts and Sciences offers a music minor for students who have some training and background in music and wish to pursue their interest in a systematic way without getting their degree in the field. It consists of a selection of music courses, including music history, theory, ensembles and/or lessons.
If you have a musical goal that can be reached through specific classes or private lessons at Peabody, you may cross-register. With the approval of the appropriate dean of your division at Johns Hopkins, you may take advantage of the resources of both the Preparatory (pre-college) and Conservatory (college) branches of Peabody.
Lessons and ensemble studies at Peabody are on a space-available basis. There is an advantage to signing up early. For details, an information sheet entitled "How to Cross-Register to Peabody" is available from your academic adviser's office.