Portrait of Abra Bush

Abra Bush, DMA

Senior Associate Dean of Institute Studies, The Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University

As an academic leader, teacher, musician, and arts focused institutional effectiveness consultant, Abra Bush is a thought leader in 21st century performing arts education. Her expertise encompasses change management, policy development, faculty and staff leadership, student retention initiatives, and accreditation compliance.

Bush earned a Bachelor of Music in Voice and Master of Music in Opera Theater from Oberlin Conservatory and a Doctorate of Musical Arts in Voice from the Ohio State University. She has taught voice and related subjects at Kenyon College and Concordia College and served as the Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs at the Eastman School of Music and the Director of the Music Division at The Boston Conservatory. She is currently the Senior Associate Dean of Institute Studies at the Peabody Institute at the Johns Hopkins University and maintains a private consultancy.