Projects and Programs


The Juilliard School and Paris Conservatory Exchange Program
From 2010 to 2012, through the generosity of the Carla Bruni Foundation, Juilliard and the Paris Conservatory created semester-long, focused reciprocal educational programs for outstanding classical musicians. The programs included one-on-one study with leading teachers, performances, and foreign language study.

One-Day Visiting Programs for Performing Arts Educators at The Juilliard School
Juilliard regularly invites leaders from international conservatories to observe its programs and operations. Organizations and leaders Juilliard has welcomed recently include the Department of State International Visitor Program: Music Educators from Iraq and the Middle East, Senzoku Music College, Rhone-Alpes Diversity Group, Xi'an Conservatory of Music of China, Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, the Open University of Japan, and BrainPOP, among others.

Faculty and Administrator Visits to Foreign Conservatories
At the invitation of selected conservatories, Juilliard sends faculty and high-level administrators to foreign conservatories to develop new relationships and identify mutually appealing projects. Recent invitations include the Vytautas Magnus University Music Academy in Kaunas, Lithuania.

International Tours, Festivals, and Joint Performance Projects with Leading Foreign Conservatories
Recent activities include:

  • Juilliard and the Sibelius Academy (March–August 2013). Student musicians from Juilliard and the Sibelius Academy will form a combined ensemble, conducted by Susana Malki, and present works by American and Finnish composers. Performances will take place at Juilliard on March 28 and at the Helsinki Festival on August 24.
  • Juilliard Dance at the Edinburgh International Festival (August 2012). At the invitation of the Edinburgh International Festival, Juilliard Dance presented works by José Limón, Nacho Duato, and Alexander Ekman on three consecutive nights in the Edinburgh Playhouse.
  • Juilliard and the Royal Academy of Music (July 2012). Musicians from the Juilliard Orchestra and the Royal Academy of Music Orchestra combined under the baton of John Adams performed works by Adam, Respighi, and Ravel at Avery Fisher Hall in New York and Royal Albert Hall in London.
  • Kyoto International Students Music Festival (May 2013).  Two Juilliard student musicians receive an invitation to perform collaborative recitals and with a full piece orchestra in Kyoto, Japan.  Organized by the Rohm Foundation, the weeklong festival takes place every spring and has invited Juilliard to participate in it for the past 10 years.
  • Transatlantic Music Project (October 2012).  A chamber music collaboration with eight Juilliard student musicians and their peers from the Cologne Academy of Music in Germany. Two concerts were performed in New York City, first at the New York German Consulate on October 16 and at the Juilliard School in Paul Hall on October 19. A possible re-engagement will take place in 2013 with in Italy.     
  • Bergen and Tivoli Festival (June 2013).  Juilliard students will perform solos, duos, and trios at both the Tivoli Festival in Copenhagen, Denmark, and the Bergen Festival in Norway next summer.   
  • Wiener Konzerthaus (May 2013).  A Juilliard pianist and violinist have been chosen to perform at the world famous Wiener Konzerthaus in Vienna, Austria on May 22.

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