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Frequently Asked Questions

1. How do I make a gift to The Juilliard School?
2. How can I become a member of The Juilliard School?
3. How can I start a scholarship for current Juilliard students?
4. What is the difference between an endowed and a current gift?
5. How do I give the gift of membership?
6. Can I donate my piano to Juilliard?
7. Can I donate a musical instrument to Juilliard?
8. Does Juilliard accept in-kind gifts of books, scores, manuscripts and recorded materials?
9. Can I donate to Juilliard via stock or wire transfer?
10. How do I get priority access to tickets for Juilliard performances?
11. How do I get on The Juilliard School mailing list?
12. Can I rent space at Juilliard for my performance/rehearsal/event?
13. How can I hire student musicians?
14. How do I visit Juilliard/take a tour?
15. Can I take classes at Juilliard?

1. How do I make a gift to The Juilliard School?

You can make a donation to Juilliard online, by calling (212) 799-5000, ext. 278, or by mailing your check to the Office of Development and Public Affairs, The Juilliard School, 60 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023.

The Juilliard School welcomes gifts that commemorate a special individual or occasion. You can donate online in memory or in honor of someone or you can send in a check to the address above. For questions about how to make gifts in honor/memory of someone close to you, please contact us at development@juilliard.edu or (212) 799-5000, ext. 278.

Planned gifts/bequest gifts include everything from naming Juilliard in your will to contributing charitable gifts annuities and securities. For more detailed information go to Juilliard's Planned Giving page, or contact Lori Bierly Padua at lpadua@juilliard.edu, or (212) 799-5000, ext. 7152.

2. How can I become a member of The Juilliard School?

The Juilliard School offers a variety of membership opportunities for individuals with an array of interests from jazz to historical performance. Please click on the Membership Programs page or contact Juilliard's Development Office at development@juilliard.edu or (212) 799-5000, ext. 278.

3. How can I start a scholarship for current Juilliard students?

Approximately 90 percent of Juilliard's student body qualifies for financial aid. Juilliard invites you to join the extraordinary individuals, foundations, and corporations that contribute to Juilliard's scholarship program by donating to the general scholarship fund, providing a one-time scholarship, or endowing a named scholarship. To find out more or make a donation, please go to the Scholarship Giving page or contact Tori Brand at vbrand@juilliard.edu or (212) 799-5000, ext. 692.

4. What is the difference between an endowed and a current gift?

A current gift goes toward supporting costs incurred in the current fiscal year.

Endowment gifts provide permanent support for Juilliard. Gifts to the endowment are invested and only a percentage of the income generated from the principal is spent. The percentage of the principal is determined according to a spending rate established by the School's Board of Trustees (typically about 5 percent). Any difference between the amount spent and the amount earned is reinvested in order to help the endowment keep pace with inflation.

For example, a gift of $2,500 for a current scholarship would provide one-time support to a student towards the current academic year's tuition costs. From a gift of $50,000 or more to a permanently endowed scholarship fund, Juilliard will award approximately 5 percent from the fund for a scholarship every year.

5. How do I give the gift of membership?

Give someone you care about a year of membership at The Juilliard School. We will send the recipient all the benefits of membership and a membership card on your behalf. Please click on the Membership Programs page or contact Juilliard's development office at development@juilliard.edu or (212) 799-5000, ext. 278.

6. Can I donate my piano to Juilliard?

The Juilliard School welcomes certain types of Steinway pianos as in-kind gifts.

Juilliard's many practice rooms, concert halls, and faculty studios are equipped with Steinway grand pianos, all of which receive constant use and expert care. Please contact Lori Bierly Padua with inquiries about making such a gift at lpadua@juilliard.edu or (212) 799-5000, ext. 7152.

7. Can I donate a musical instrument to Juilliard?

The School maintains an important collection of instruments, including more than one hundred rare and fine stringed instruments. The opportunity to play a quality instrument can make an important difference in a young musician's artistic development and we welcome inquiries about these types of gifts. If you have questions about a gift of this nature, please contact Lori Bierly Padua at lpadua@juilliard.edu, or (212) 799-5000, ext. 7152.

8. Does Juilliard accept in-kind gifts of books, scores, manuscripts, and recorded material?

The Juilliard School is pleased to consider contributions of certain types of materials, particularly rare items and special collections, should the items be useful for the young artists studying here. Unfortunately, space limitations prevent the School from accepting all gifts that are offered. To inquire about making such a gift, please contact Jane Gottlieb at (212) 799-5000, ext. 265 or write to library@juilliard.edu.

9. Can I donate to Juilliard via stock or wire transfer?

Yes, The Juilliard School accepts donations via stock or wire transfer. To make a stock or wire transfer donation, please follow the instructions on Juilliard's giving page, or contact Juilliard's development office at development@juilliard.edu or (212) 799-5000, ext. 278, for bank routing numbers and transfer details.

10. How do I get priority access to tickets for Juilliard performances?

Become a member of The Juilliard School to enjoy a myriad of benefits including complimentary tickets to various performances throughout the year. Each level of membership offers a variety of performance and event options. To join, please click on the Membership Programs page or contact Juilliard's development office at development@juilliard.edu or (212) 799-5000, ext. 278.

11. How do I get on The Juilliard School's mailing list?

Please click on the Subscribe to the E-Newsletter page to sign up for our online newsletter or purchase a yearlong subscription (September-May) to The Juilliard Journal and keep up-to-date with what is happening in the Juilliard community.

12. Can I rent space at Juilliard for my performance/rehearsal/event?

Because of limited space, Juilliard is not able to provide practice, performance, or event space to the general public.

13. Can I hire student musicians?

Please click on the Hire a Performer page for more details on the types of performers available for hire. For rates or to hire a musician, please call (212) 799-5000, ext. 313 or e-mail ensemblerequests@juilliard.edu.

14. How do I visit Juilliard/take a tour?

If you are a prospective student, please contact the Office of Admissions to sign up for their daily tours.

If you are interested in viewing the School and speaking with someone directly about supporting Juilliard, please contact the development office at development@juilliard.edu or (212) 799-5000, ext. 278.

15. Can I take classes at Juilliard?

Yes. The Juilliard School's Evening Division is open to the public and offers a variety of courses each semester. To find out about the course offerings and requirements, please go to the Evening Division page or contact the office via evening@juilliard.edu or (212) 799-5040.