Community Engagement
Programs

Juilliard’s community engagement programs benefit various audiences in New York City and around the world, sharing the extraordinary talents of Juilliard students and spreading the joy of the performing arts. They also give the students the benefit of teaching and performing in diverse communities, helping them to develop as artists and citizens. 

Programs

As artists, we have the ability to bring joy and healing to many people who might otherwise never experience it. This is an immense and wonderful responsibility, and I’m so thankful to the Gluck Fellowship for providing us with opportunities to take it on.
—Melody Nishinaga (MM, '15, historical performance)

 

Read more about Melody's experiences as a recipient of the Gluck Community Service Fellowship, which presents performances at health-care facilities throughout New York City. 

Juilliard's Office of Community Engagement facilitates performing and student teaching partnerships with organizations throughout New York City. 

The broad range of teaching and interactive performance programs includes individual and group instruction in classical and jazz music, dance, and theater; introductory classroom enrichment sessions in music concepts and performance preparation; interactive dance and music performances for grades K through 12 and health-care facilities; and a Saturday music program at Juilliard providing underserved 8 to 14 year olds with weekly instruction and mentoring.

Current students interested in applying should visit the Grants, Awards, and Fellowships page. 

Grants

The Juilliard School offers funding each year for projects conceived by Juilliard students who employ their talent in public service programs. Activities like these deepen the students’ understanding of their role and impact as artists. Preference is given to projects that have not only educational value to the student beyond conventional artistic or academic studies, but also potential benefit to others, especially those in underserved areas of the United States.

We had the pleasure of experiencing a variety of Middle Eastern cultural and musical practices when we used our Juilliard Community Engagement Grant for The Joining Hands Project, which aimed to promote peace and connect people through music.
—Third-years Leerone Hakami and Lauren Siess

Read about the service project that brought two Juilliard students to an Israeli-Arab school in Jerusalem.

Current students interested in applying should visit the Grants, Awards, and Fellowships page

Robert Fleitz

Robert Fleitz on His Teaching Fellowship

Piano student Robert Fleitz explains what he's learned from his work at City College Academy of the Arts.

Contact Us

For general information about Community Engagement programs, please contact:

Office of Community Engagement
The Juilliard School
60 Lincoln Center Plaza
New York, NY 10023
(212) 799-5000, ext. 298
engagement@juilliard.edu

School representatives: Please place "School Partner" in the subject line of your e-mail or call the office.

Juilliard News

Monday, April 9, 2018

Alicia Graf Mack To Head Juilliard Dance

Juilliard Journal

Educator and former Ailey and Dance Theatre of Harlem dancer Alicia Graf Mack will become the fifth director of Juilliard's dance program

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  • Thursday, March 8, 2018

    Award-Winning Director to Head Juilliard Drama

    Juilliard Journal

    Evan Yionoulis, a veteran director, writer, and teache, will become director of Juilliard's Drama Division in the fall

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  • Tuesday, March 6, 2018

    John Williams to Gift Concert and Film Scores to Juilliard

    Juilliard Journal

    During a trip to Los Angeles in early March, President Polisi presented medals to actor Michael Chieffo (Group 6) and composer John Williams (’55, piano)and announced Williams’ monumental gift to the library

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  • Monday, February 26, 2018

    Robertson to Head Juilliard Conducting

    Juilliard Journal

    David Robertson, Juilliard’s incoming head of conducting studies, is here for auditions and to conduct the orchestra at Carnegie Hall on April 2

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