Peabody Jazz emphasizes experiential learning and connects students to a network of active and respected performers, both on the faculty and in the worldwide jazz community. Classroom and studio instruction are augmented with real-world opportunities in a variety of settings and local venues. And the jazz coursework and lessons are part of a curriculum that crosses artistic boundaries and equips students with the skills to navigate today’s professional landscape. Guest and visiting artists in recent years have included Alex Brown, Benny Golson, Wycliffe Gordon, Branford Marsalis, and Christian McBride. Current students and alumni of Peabody Jazz maintain active schedules as performers and educators. Alumni activities of special note include collaborations with Roy Hargrove and Nnenna Freelon, the Music Center at Strathmore’s Artist in Residence Program, Buffet Crampon USA Performing Artists, Inner Circle Music Recording Artists, and faculty appointments.