Peabody Institute of THE JohnS Hopkins University

Established over 150 years ago, the Peabody Conservatory strives to provide aspiring artists with the skills to pursue professional careers in music and the education to become leaders in the cultural life of their communities. As a gathering place for intellectual and artistic participants in the field of music, it serves to incubate and promote infinitely valuable art forms.

The Peabody Conservatory has become an acknowledged leader in the cultural life of Maryland and has built a reputation that is truly international. As a division of The Johns Hopkins University, Peabody takes its place beside the university’s other world-famous centers of research and learning in the sciences, humanities, and medicine, poised to define the contribution of music in our lives in the 21st century.


Majors available

All disciplines




(Fall): September - December
(Spring): January - May


Places available

3 per year


Room and Board


The Peabody Residence Hall consists of two towers connected at the plaza level by the dining hall. Constructed in 1968, the towers have large, fully furnished, air-conditioned rooms which can accommodate 188 students. The Unger Lounge, student mailboxes, and Student Affairs Office Suite are located on the main floor of the East Tower.

Benefits of living on campus include, but are not limited to:
- 24 hour professional campus security staff;
- A laundry facility located in the basement of the West Tower;
- Satellite TVs in each floor lounge; and
- Microwave ovens on each floor.

Resident students also enjoy convenient access to campus practice rooms, which are open from 6:00 AM to 2:00 AM daily. Residents may practice in their rooms in accordance with the residence hall and floor rules. Internet wire access is available in every residence hall room for a direct computer link to the internet and Wi-Fi access is available in the residence hall floor lounges. The Peabody campus provides a billiard table, ping pong table, foosball table, and an exercise room equipped with a universal weight set, exercise bikes, stair climber, treadmills, and an elliptical machine.

All Peabody campus buildings, including the residence hall, are smoke free environments. Smoking is allowed outdoors only in designated areas. The residence hall is substance and alcohol free. Students over the age of 21 must consume alcohol off campus.


The Peabody Dining Hall is located between the two residence towers. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner are served daily during the week. All-You-Care-To-Eat brunch and dinner are available on Saturday and Sunday. All resident students are required to have a meal plan. Meal Plan I, which is mandatory for first year students, offers 14 All-You-Care-To-Eat meals per week and $100 dining dollars per semester. All-You-Care-To-Eat meal swipes can be used for either Breakfast or Lunch and a swipe is also available for Dinner during the week and for Brunch and Dinner on weekends.  Meal Plan II, the minimum requirement for upper class students, offers 8 All-You-Care-To-Eat meals per week (7 dinners and 1 weekend brunch) and $670 dining dollars per semester. The dining hall staff works diligently to provide a varied menu and constantly welcomes comments from students to guide its efforts. In addition, special meals can be arranged for students with specific dietary needs.

Compulsory Expenses

Health Services Fee: USD 420 per year

Technology Fee: USD 300 per year

Health Insurance: USD 1,800 per year

Matriculation Fee: USD 700 (one time, for first-year students only)

Cost of Living


Double Room: USD 3,960 per semester

Single Room: USD  4,705 per semester


Plan I: Mandatory for First Year Students 6,280/year – 3,140/semester
(19 meals per week plus $200 dining dollars per semester)

Plan II: Minimum requirement for Upper-Class Students 5,710/year – 2,855/semester
(8 meals per week plus $670 dining dollars per semester)

Residential students will be billed for a room and will be required to move in at the beginning of the academic year.