Faculty Portrait

Faculty Portrait

Terese Capucilli
Modern Dance Faculty
Martha Graham acolyte Terese Capucilli, a Juilliard dance teacher, was one of 7 siblings whose dad found calm...more
Sylvia Rosenberg
Violin Faculty Member
Violin faculty member Sylvia Rosenberg reflects on her life at Juilliard, studying with Nadia Boulanger, and the importance...more
Astrid Schween
Cello and Chamber Music Faculty; Juilliard String Quartet
Astrid Schween entered Juilliard at 7 and stayed through her master’s degree. Now she’s back, with the Juilliard...more
Matthias Pintscher
Composition Faculty
My conducting is informed by my inner ear as a composer, and my own music would never shape...more
Thomas Cabaniss
College Faculty
Juilliard faculty member Tom Cabaniss reveals what composers do all day—and how it’s possible to make a living...more
Laurie Smukler
Violin Faculty
Juilliard faculty members Laurie Smukler and Robert McDonald give a Bartok recital on March 17.more
Deborah Lapidus
Drama Faculty
Juilliard Drama faculty member says her life is a cabaret though she doesn't think life is a cabaret...more
Vivian and Donald Weilerstein
Donald Weilerstein, Violin Faculty; Vivian Hornik Weilerstein, Chamber Music Faculty
Donald and Vivian Weilerstein on what it’s like working with their daughter and how they wind down after...more
Robert Mealy
Director, Historical Performance
That that early repertory does so much with so few notes was one reason Juilliard Historical Performance’s Robert...more
Mark Sherman
Juilliard Jazz faculty
Juilliard percussion alum Mark Sherman has worked the gamut of the New York freelance scene over the last...more
Steven Laitz
Chair, Music Theory and Analysis
Prof Steve Laitz is in awe of the level of performance and the amount of cross-discipline collaboration at...more
Lori Schiff works with Patrick McGuire
Alexander Technique Faculty
Juilliard faculty member Lori Schiff talks about the Alexander Technique and her recent work with the West Point...more
Jane Kosminsky
Dance Faculty
Jane Kosminsky’s latest theatrical project is about Edwin Booth—the famous actor with the infamous brother.more
Elio Villafranca
Juilliard Jazz Faculty
Juilliard prof Elio Villafranca on life in Cuba; balancing his classical and jazz training; and being a pianist-composer-percussionist.more
Steven Stucky
Composition Faculty
A hockey fan, a foodie - and a Pulitzer Prize-winning composer - Steven Stucky joined the Juilliard faculty...more
Noa Kageyama
College, Pre-College, and Evening Division Faculty; Chamber Music Manager
I wondered why I could be totally prepared but go on stage and sound like a shell of...more
Eric Bartlett
Orchestral Studies Faculty
Juilliard alum and prof (and New York Phil cellist) Eric Bartlett rode his bike across the country in 2005. more
Aaron Jaffe
Liberal Arts Professor
Liberal Arts faculty member Aaron Jaffe celebrated completing his dissertation by going out with family and getting a...more
Alan Kay
College and Pre-College Clarinet Faculties
Rochester, N.Y., native Alan Kay, a clarinet faculty member, came to Juilliard in 1979—and has never left.more
Renée Marie Baron
Liberal Arts Faculty
Civil Rights Act anniversary-inspire coursework has been a highlight of Liberal Arts faculty member Renée Baron’s year...more
Sharon Isben
Guitar Department Chair
Sharon Isbin is drawn to students who are passionate, disciplined, talented, open-minded, creative, sensitive, and curious.more
Daniel Ott
College, Pre-College, and Evening Division Faculties
His grandfather’s LPs and his brothers’ Iron Maiden album helped inspire Daniel Ott to become a composer.more
Michelle DiBucci
Music Theory and Analysis and Drama Faculties
Alum/faculty member Michelle DiBucci always loved playing and making music, but her decision to become a musician came...more

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