Joseph W. Polisi

College Division

College Division: 

  • President, Liberal Arts, Graduate Studies

Contact Information

Contact Information

Born in N.Y.C.

Honorary member, Royal Academy of Music, London. Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences; Dean's Medal, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts U.; Musical America Educator of the Year, 2005; inducted into Classical Music Hall of Fame in 2010; King Solomon Award, America-Israel Cultural Foundation. U.S. solo and chamber bassoon performances. Author: The Artist as Citizen (Amadeus Press, 2005); American Muse: The Life and Times of William Schuman (Amadeus Press, 2008). Articles published in U.S. and France. Recorded A Harvest of 20th-Century Bassoon Music, Crystal Records. Executive producer of audio discs, New World, Delos, and of award-winning CD-ROM Juilliard Music Adventure. Executive officer, Yale U. School of Music, 1976-80; dean of faculty, Manhattan School of Music, 1980-83; dean, College-Conservatory of Music, U. of Cincinnati, 1983-84.

Degrees and Studies

M.M., M.M.A., D.M.A., Yale U.; M.A., international relations, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts U.; B.A., U. of Connecticut; Conservatoire National de Paris, studies with Maurice Allard; D.A. (hon.), Middlebury College; D.F.A. (hon.), Fordham U.; D. Humane Letters (hon.), The Juilliard School; D.M.A. (hon.), New England Conservatory; D.M. (hon.), Curtis Institute of Music; D. Humane Letters (hon.), Ursinus College; D. Humane Letters (hon.), Brandeis U.

The Juilliard School

President of The Juilliard School since 1984.