Sean Penn, because he’s a great actor—and Scarlett Johansson would come with him.
Grantham Coleman II, fourth-year actor
[Giovanni] Bottesini, because he was an amazing bass player, and I’m sure he would have a lot to teach us.
Cecile-Laure Kouassi, second-year double bass
I would like to work with Crystal Pite, because I feel as though [her company, Kidd Pivot] is up and coming and has so much to share, like its theory of how the body works.
Roman Cruz, fourth-year dancer
Keith Richards, because he would still, despite the nonsmoking sign, smoke in the building. And it’d be great to see his face in person.
Richard Dent IV, fourth-year actor
Esa-Pekka Salonen, because he’s awesome.
Robyn Quinett, fourth-year violinist
Bill Evans. He’s the best musician that ever lived.
Ian Sullivan, second-year master’s percussionist
I would bring in Sam Cooke. He died at such a young age [that] the world didn’t really get a great abundance of music from him. Maybe he could perform a concert and [give a] speech.
Gentry George, fourth-year dancer