As a music student at Juilliard, you have the chance to be a concerto soloist for performances in the Peter Jay Sharp Theater or Carnegie, Avery Fisher, or Alice Tully Halls. Each year student soloists are selected by competition for concerto performances with the Juilliard Orchestra. Approximately 10 competitions take place throughout the season; there are annual competitions for piano, violin, viola, and cello; other instruments are rotated. Winners perform with the orchestra in the Peter Jay Sharp Theater, Alice Tully Hall, or Avery Fisher Hall.
Hundreds of student recitals are performed on Juilliard’s stages throughout the school year, drawing appreciative audiences from the community. Every student must give a recital to fulfill graduation requirements, with repertoire approved by the major teacher. Student recitals offer the opportunity to play in the School’s Paul and Morse Halls, intimate spaces that are ideal for solo and chamber works.