Jordan will speak to the Osher Series at Johns Hopkins University. This course is titled The Peabody Effect: Creating and Performing Music in the 21st Century.

Course Description: This course will offer students an opportunity to experience perspectives on classical music in the 21st century through discussions led by Peabody composers, performers, arts organizers, and teachers. Students will interact with musicians embodying Peabody’s “Breakthrough Pillars” of excellence, interdisciplinary experiences, innovation, community connectivity, and diversity. Guest artists will provide insight into the creative process and offer their thoughts on embracing the heritage of Western classical music while celebrating music now. Lectures and discussions will cover music spanning almost 500 years, and offer opportunities for students both to reconnect with familiar works and to engage with music now.

Jordan Randall Smith is the Music Director of Symphony Number One.