The enrollment request form for Fall 2024 is open until mid-July.

All Homewood students may take lessons at either the Peabody Conservatory or the Peabody Preparatory.

Peabody Conservatory

Individual music instruction through Peabody Conservatory, called the Minor Lesson Program, is designed for students with significant experience as instrumentalists, vocalists, or composers.

Lessons are offered on Peabody’s Mt. Vernon campus on a space-available basis, and these lessons are provided in 13-week segments each semester. Thirty-minute lessons earn one academic credit; hour lessons earn two credits. Each student must perform an exit exam (as determined by the instructor) each semester of enrollment.


Auditions are necessary to register for minor lessons, which earn credit.

Auditions for admission are by video submission. The online enrollment request (see below) will automatically link new students to a page that will provide specific instructions to start the audition process.

For the videos, students must prepare two contrasting works (styles, periods, etc) showing the current level of development on the instrument. Memorization for classical instrumentalists and vocalists is not required but strongly preferred for at least one work.

Completing the Peabody online enrollment application and audition does not guarantee acceptance to the Minor Lesson Program at Peabody Conservatory. Typically, accepted students have been playing an instrument or singing for a number of years and have received formal training. Studio space is limited.

New first-year students are encouraged to apply in summer, even if they are unsure of credits loads and limits for their first semester. Often, acceptance can be deferred until spring.

Required Enrollment Request Form

Each semester, all new and returning students must complete and submit this form by the winter or summer deadlines. Peabody’s registrar will not allow students to register for lessons without this form.

  • FA24 forms for all students and audition videos for new students will be due 15 July 2024.

Registration for Homewood Students

SIS does not permit students to self-register for minor lessons.

Continuing students: After completing the online enrollment form, Homewood students who wish to continue lessons must add lessons by submitting an IDR (interdivisional registration form) and confirmation email on SEAM. Check signature requirements on the IDR form.

New students: the coordinator will send notifications approximately two weeks after the video deadline regarding acceptance and with further instructions.

For more information, please contact the minor lessons coordinator, Dr. Shirley Yoo.

Additional fees

For AY 2024-25, Homewood students will be charged an additional fee. Half-hour lessons earn one credit ($502) and one-hour classes earn 2 credits ($1003). Students from other divisions must ask their home registrar about fees.

Peabody Preparatory

Peabody Preparatory, the non-credit division of the Peabody Institute, serves the broader musical community in Baltimore. Its students range in age from infants to senior citizens and in skill from beginners to soon-to-be-professionals. For more relaxed instructional challenges, or if one is not accepted into a given teacher’s studio for the semester for credit, Peabody Preparatory offers a wonderful learning environment and possesses a venerable history at Johns Hopkins and in the city of Baltimore.

An audition is not necessary to enroll in Preparatory lessons, although a placement interview may be necessary for teacher assignment purposes. Studio space is limited. A fee structure is located within the new Preparatory registration system known as ASAP. Elective credits for lessons through the Preparatory are not given, however a discount is offered for students at Krieger and Whiting. Register online or call 667-208-6640 for more information.