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Exposing students to music they may have never heard before is the goal of new partnership involving the Peabody Institute and Baltimore City schools. The hope is to inspired the budding musicians and ignite a spark. At Mt. Royal Elementary Middle School, a brass quintet from the Peabody Institute made the stage come alive, exciting students who already love music. "(I) rap, song write, write beats, play the saxophone, play the trombone, a lot of different music stuff," eighth grader Heaven Avery said. "It is right up my alley, because depending on how a person plays an instrument, it can speak to me with the phrasing," eighth grader Joshua Grandy said.

In a new partnership, Peabody and the organization, Young Audiences, are trying to inspire and new generation by bringing classical music into Baltimore City schools. "Being a musician, I totally believe in arts in the schools and anything we can do to emphasize that. You never know who the next Yo-Yo Ma is in the audience. You never know who the next virtuoso is," Mt. Royal Elementary School principal Job Grotsky said.

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