Juilliard Global is developing long-term relationships and programs in several geographical locations:
São Paulo, Brazil
In 2010, Juilliard embarked upon a partnership with Santa Marcelina Cultura, a São Paulo-based arts organization that oversees two major music education programs: the Escola da Música do Estado do São Paulo (EMESP, or the State School of Music of São Paulo) and Guri Santa Marcelina, a program that brings music education and social services to underprivileged communities in São Paulo. With funding from the secretary of culture of the State of São Paulo, the United States Consulate in São Paulo, and private sources, Santa Marcelina and Juilliard have collaborated on a number of projects to address specific educational needs in string instrument education and youth orchestra development. In addition, Juilliard and EMESP have developed a fruitful exchange in popular music between Juilliard’s jazz department and the Brazilian popular music department at EMESP. Juilliard also provides administrative executives from Santa Marcelina with the opportunity to spend time at Juilliard in New York to observe its administrative and operational practices. Over the past three years, Juilliard and Santa Marcelina have undertaken more than a dozen short-term projects in these priority areas, reaching thousands of children through education and performance.
People’s Republic of China
For many years, talented students from the People’s Republic of China have made a significant and meaningful contribution to the Juilliard community. Currently, there are more than 50 students from greater China enrolled in the college division of Juilliard.
In June 2011, Juilliard entered into an agreement with the Tianjin Innovative Finance Investment Company, the Tianjin Municipal Education Commission, and the Tianjin Conservatory of Music to explore the establishment of an educational and cultural institute operated by Juilliard in the Yujiapu financial district, Binhai New Area, in Tianjin, China. Juilliard has completed a feasibility study for this initiative on behalf of all the parties involved. If realized, the institute would provide graduate-level education in orchestral and chamber music studies, pre-college music education for very talented children, and numerous benefits to the general public, including performances, lectures and exhibits.
Juilliard Global recently completed a project with the Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes in which the School evaluated three of the organization’s conservatories in Mexico: the National Conservatory of Music and the Superior School of Music, both in Mexico City, and the Superior School of Music and Dance in Monterrey. During these exploratory visits, the Juilliard Global team, consisting of two administrators and three Juilliard faculty members, spent five working days analyzing how each conservatory functions by conducting interviews, observing classes, and attending performances. In return, the Juilliard Global team gave lectures, taught lessons, and presented public master classes. The result of this work was a comprehensive report outlining future directions for these conservatories. Juilliard is currently working with INBA to discuss future programs in Mexico.