At its 116th commencement ceremony, on Friday, June 18, 2021, Juilliard recognized 251 graduates as well as a distinguished group of honorary doctorate recipients: actor, writer, and director Alan Alda; conductor and music director Marin Alsop; dance educator and advocate Jody Gottfried Arnhold; soprano Reri Grist; and dancer and artistic director Virginia Johnson. Alsop, who is also an alumna, gave the commencement address. View the program

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Juilliard Congratulates the Class of 2021!

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    Marin Alsop to Address Class of 2021

    Trailblazing conductor and alumna Marin Alsop will be the speaker at Juilliard’s 116th commencement, which will be held in-person


    Congratulations, Class of 2021!

    Trailblazing conductor and Juilliard alumna Marin Alsop addressed the graduates at the 2021 Juilliard commencement ceremony