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At the Heart of
Lincoln Center

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“Juilliard is square in the middle of the action – it feels like this is where it all happens.” – Doug Balliett (MM ’12, historical performance), Evening Division Faculty

Nowhere else but at Juilliard can you walk out your front door and into the realm of the world’s top composers, musicians, vocalists, and dancers. As a Juilliard student, not only will you be surrounded by the illustrious concert halls and stages that you have daydreamed of, but you’ll also build cherished relationships with the faculty members who perform there, and see in the spotlight the luminaries who have inspired you to pursue your passions.

The Right Place; The Right Time

Juilliard’s location places you within feet of renowned performing arts organizations like the New York Philharmonic, Metropolitan Opera, and Lincoln Center Theater, to name a mere few. And against the backdrop of greater New York City, one of the cultural capitals of the world, you have unlimited access to more shows, concerts, and performances than you can imagine to help you explore and hone your craft.

Peter Farrow

Dancer Peter Farrow | Juilliard Snapshot

Peter Farrow (BFA '18, dance) on his first days as a Juilliard student and how he adjusted to life in New York City.

Juilliard Orchestra
The Juilliard Orchestra performs in Alice Tully Hall.

Performance Opportunities

Performing before a live audience is one of the most valuable aspects of a Juilliard education. Our young artists participate in nearly 700 Juilliard-sponsored performance activities presented annually, and students regularly appear at Juilliard’s own Peter Jay Sharp Theater and at major New York City venues, including Lincoln Center’s David Geffen Hall, home of the New York Philharmonic, and Alice Tully Hall, where the Chamber Music Society performs; and Carnegie Hall, one of the world’s best known – and best – auditoriums.

Mentored by the Greats

At Juilliard, you don’t just learn from the experienced; you’ll be inspired by legends. The School’s 200-plus faculty members include internationally renowned performers, recipients of Pulitzer Prizes and Academy and Grammy Awards, and distinguished scholars. And once they’ve helped you perfect your cadenza during your private lesson or wrapped up your partnering class for the day, they walk across the street to conduct at the Philharmonic, coach singers at the MET, teach a dance class at New York City Ballet, or perform with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center.

“Every day here is different if you choose it to be. It’s fantastic – we get to work with amazing artists who don’t look at us as students, but as young professionals.” – Drew Alexander Forde (MM ’16, viola)

Anne Wang’s Composition Premieres at Lincoln Center

Anne Qian Wang (BM '17, composition) knows first-hand how important Juilliard’s connection to its location is. Her piece Quartered recently premiered at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall, performed by the Juilliard Orchestra and conducted by Jeffrey Milarsky, one of New York’s leading conductors of contemporary music who has worked with accomplished groups like the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, the New York Philharmonic chamber music series, and Juilliard’s AXIOM, specializing in masterworks of the 20th and 21st centuries.

Anne Wang at piano

Anne Wang | A Day in the Life

Follow composition student Anne Wang as she goes through a not-so-typical day at Juilliard.

Reflecting on the Memories

Juilliard faculty and students were proud to participate in the Table of Silence Project’s inaugural commemorative dance performance that took place on the Josie Robertson Plaza at Lincoln Center on the 10th anniversary of 9/11. Now-alumna Eve Jacobs (’14, dance) wrote of her experience taking part in this moving piece for The Juilliard Journal. “After living in New York City for a year,” says Eve, “I have a new sensory connection to the city and its significance in the world…”