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Stewart to Retire from Peabody Preparatory

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May 23, 2013
Baltimore, MD

Peabody Preparatory Dean Carolee Stewart has announced her retirement at the end of the 2012-2013 academic year. Stewart has served as dean of the Peabody Institute's Preparatory Division (Baltimore, MD) since 2001, where she is responsible for all fiscal and curricular aspects of Peabody's pre-college and adult studies programs. Prior to becoming dean, she was a faculty member in the Peabody Conservatory's Music Education department from 1991 to 2001, teaching music methods, vocal methods, elementary and secondary general and graduate courses.
Peabody Institute Director Jeffrey Sharkey praised her commitment to Peabody and the Preparatory overall, “Carolee’s career at Peabody has touched many individuals. Her first role as a music education faculty member in the Conservatory helped prepare many fine teachers for this area, some of whom now work with her in the Preparatory. When Carolee became Dean of the Preparatory, she influenced countless more students with the hiring and nurturing of quality faculty and the starting of key programs. Her work is highly respected by her faculty and staff colleagues, both within the Preparatory and throughout the Institute.”
Preparatory Academic Services Administrator Gavin Farrell will serve as Interim Dean while a search for Stewart’s replacement is conducted. Farrell, a Peabody Conservatory alumnus, has served on both the Preparatory faculty and staff and possesses a deep understanding of all the important work of the Preparatory.
About the Peabody Institute at Johns Hopkins University, the Preparatory
Founded by May Garrettson Evans in 1894, The Preparatory offers instruction in music and dance to a diverse student body of approximately 2,000 students beginning at 2 months. Youngsters and adults enroll in classes and/or individual instruction and may attend repertoire classes, master classes, and participate in a graduated recital series.  They may also enroll in children’s chorus, orchestra, music theory, and chamber music and participate in certificate programs and school-wide competitions. The dance program includes ballet, contemporary, and ballroom dancing. Other special offerings include a Teacher Mentoring Program in Baltimore City Schools and a pre-conservatory violin program. In addition to its main school in downtown Baltimore, the Preparatory has branches in Towson, Columbia and Annapolis.
Pictured Above: Carolee Stewart

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