Teaching Programs/Fellowships


Morse Teaching Artist Fellowship
The Morse Teaching Artist Fellowship provides training to Juilliard students in both aesthetic education and skills-based instruction for grades 2 through 12. The Morse Teaching Artist Fellowship is designed to help Juilliard students gain valuable experience and increase their flexibility as future teaching artists. 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 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 yearlong 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 N.Y.C. 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 (Y.P.C.) series, a series of interactive concerts offered through the Office of Community Engagement. Fourth-grade classes from N.Y.C. partner schools attend five Y.P.C. 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 Y.P.C. performers and attend the Y.P.C. concerts themselves.

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 Community Engagement (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 8 to 14 who reside in the tristate area (NY, NJ, CT). MAP targets students from backgrounds underrepresented 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

For more information about the Music Advancement program, visit the MAP section.

Combining Literacy Instruction with Musical Beginnings (CLIMB)
CLIMB is a literacy and arts program for the siblings, ages 4 to 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.