Stevie Wonder and Misty Copeland will be honored by Peabody Institute.



Stevie Wonder and Misty Copeland will be honored by Peabody Institute.

Both will receive the George Peabody Medal for Outstanding Contributions to Music and Dance in America, the highest honor bestowed by the Peabody Institute.

In addition, Johns Hopkins University will present an honorary doctorate to Stevie Wonder at its university wide commencement ceremony on May 23.

Trailblazing advocates for access and inclusion in the arts, Wonder and Copeland will deliver addresses for the Peabody Conservatory’s 2024 Graduation ceremonies on May 22.

Copeland, the first African American woman ever to become a principal dancer in the American Ballet Theatre’s 75-year history, will address undergraduates at the morning ceremony; Wonder, one of the bestselling music artists of all time, will speak at the afternoon ceremony for graduate students.

Both ceremonies will take place in Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall on the Peabody Institute’s Baltimore campus and will be available to view via livestream.

“Stevie Wonder and Misty Copeland have dedicated their lives to making art and to lifting up others through music and dance, inspiring audiences and setting powerful examples for generations of younger performers,” noted Peabody Dean Fred Bronstein.



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