Educational Outreach Programs

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The Office of Educational Outreach provides instructional opportunities to Juilliard students in Dance, Drama, and Music, epitomizing the institution’s commitment to sharing the arts with the community. By engaging in classroom teaching and interactive performances, Juilliard students gain the foundation necessary to embark on successful careers and productive lives as artists, leaders and citizens. Educational Outreach programs benefit audiences throughout the five boroughs of New York City, bringing the joy of the performing arts to the wider community.

Teaching Fellowships

 Morse Teaching Artist Fellowship

The Morse Teaching Artist Fellowship is a traditional, year-long teaching artist residency in a New York City partner school. Morse Teaching Artist Fellows provide aesthetic education and skills-based (applied music) instruction to students in grades 2-12, and include an interactive performance component.

In the aesthetic music education model, the Morse Teaching Artist Fellows collaborate with their partnering classroom teacher and prepare weekly lessons that integrate music education into the regular classroom curriculum. Fellows are encouraged to include interactive performance within their semester or year-long plans. Juilliard students that are considering a career as a professional teaching artist or that wish to teach music in a classroom setting are strongly encouraged to apply.

In the applied teaching model, Morse Teaching Artist Fellows offer weekly instrumental group lessons to students at NYC partner schools. The Fellows introduce basic technique and music theory concepts, and prepare their students for an end-of-year concert. Teaching in a group setting offers Fellows an opportunity to work on their classroom management skills as well as their pedagogical skills. Students who are interested in teaching lessons in a school setting and experiencing the culture of the New York City education system are encouraged to apply.

The Morse Fellowship Program receives generous funding from Mr. and Mrs. Lester S. Morse Jr.

 Concert Fellowship

The Concert Fellowship is an integral part of Juilliard’s Young People’s Concert (YPC) series, a series of interactive concerts offered through the Office of Educational Outreach. Fourth grade classes from NYC partner schools attend five YPC concerts at Juilliard performed by a chamber group or small ensemble. Concert Fellows deepen the children’s experience of what they see and hear at the concert by visiting their classroom once before the concert to introduce the material and concepts the students will experience, and once following the concert to follow-up. In order to prepare appropriate lesson plans, Concert Fellows work closely with YPC performers and attend the YPC concerts themselves.

Arts Enrichment Fellowship

The Arts Enrichment Program’s mission is to expose economically disadvantaged children to the joy of the performing arts. Working in partnership with the New York City public schools and community organizations, Fellows facilitate outreach activities specific to the needs of the partnering organization. Past Fellowship activities have included teaching instrumental lessons, assisting in dance technique classes, teaching a class on instrument construction, facilitating a series of Shakespeare workshops, and leading a senior citizens’ choir. Students who are interested in collaborating with a community based partner organization are strongly encouraged to apply.

The Arts Enrichment Fellowship Program receives generous funding from Beth and Christopher Kojima.


Music Advancement Program (MAP) Fellowship

The MAP Fellowship offers Juilliard students a glimpse into the world of teaching for a conservatory-like music program. As faculty members for Juilliard’s Music Advancement Program (MAP), a Saturday instrument instruction program administered by the Office of Educational Outreach (see program description below), MAP Fellows teach weekly private instrument lessons, other classes such as technique, music theory, and ear training, and lead small and large ensembles. Fellows also serve as mentors to their private MAP students, collaborate with MAP faculty and staff on program development, and complete other tasks as required. Students with prior teaching experience who wish to strengthen their studio skills are strongly encouraged to apply.

The Juilliard School’s Music Advancement Program (MAP) is a Saturday instrument instruction program for students ages eight to fourteen who reside in the tri-state area (NY, NJ, CT). MAP targets students from backgrounds under-represented in American performing arts. Eligible students must play at an intermediate or advanced level and show a strong desire to pursue rigorous musical study. Classes take place at Juilliard on Saturdays, September through May.

The Music Advancement Program is generously supported through an endowed gift in memory of Carl K. Heyman.

Combining Literacy Instruction with Musical Beginnings (CLIMB)

CLIMB is a literacy and arts program for the siblings, ages 4-10, of students in the Music Advancement Program (see above). Working in small teaching groups, CLIMB instructors lead a two-hour session each Saturday with hands-on activities that stress phonics and reading comprehension while providing a fun introduction to classical music and performing arts. Juilliard students that wish to gain more teaching experience or work with younger children are strongly encouraged to apply.

Interactive Performance Fellowships

Gluck Community Service Fellowship

The Gluck Community Service Fellowship Program presents more than 450 interactive Dance, Drama, Classical Music and Jazz performances at more than 45 New York City health care facilities each academic year. GCSF Fellows (student initiated groups) present a minimum of 12 performances each year, free of charge to metropolitan hospitals, nursing homes and alternative care facilities. The Juilliard students’ experiences in the Gluck Community Service Fellowship Program inform their performing careers and support the development of a personal commitment to community service.

Young People’s Concert Series

Five times a year, approximately 200 fourth grade students from NYC partner schools travel to Juilliard to attend a 45-minute interactive concert presented by a chamber group or small ensemble of Juilliard students. These concerts, known as Juilliard’s Young People’s Concert (YPC) series, develop children’s listening skills and offer Juilliard student performers an opportunity to build their interactive performance skills while sharing their art with the community. The schoolchildren are prepared for these concerts by Juilliard Concert Fellows who visit their classrooms before and after each performance. If interested in performing for young children, speak with a staff member in Educational Outreach.


McCabe Guitar Fellowship

The Norma Galblay McCabe Guitar Fellowship enables Juilliard students to introduce classical guitar to young audiences as artists and educators. McCabe Fellows organize a performance or master class at a New York City partner school; present a Young People’s Concert at Juilliard; perform interactive concerts for the children in the CLIMB program; and collaborate with Morse Fellows to present a lesson for school children.

Performing Educational Programs for Schools (PEPS): Dance

Performing Educational Programs for Schools: Dance presents interactive dance performances to students at New York City schools. Juilliard dance students enjoy the opportunity to collaborate with schools interested in bringing dance to their students. This program is offered annually in late May and early June.


Office of Educational Outreach

Teresa D. McKinney, Director

Yisset Gomez, Associate Director • Rebecca Reuter, Assistant Director

Sam Nester, Artistic Coordinator Julianne Thompson, Program Associate  


The Juilliard School, 60 Lincoln Center Plaza, Suite 245, New York, NY 10023 • (212) 799-5000 ext. 298 • (646) 505-4131 (fax) • outreach@juilliard.edu

(August 2014)