"One of the best things about coming to Juilliard is the level of access that we have to such high quality classical music. And it's great working with Alan Gilbert. He makes time for us — we have at least two lessons with him a week when he's here, which is amazing, given how busy he is. He's so detailed in his advice in his lessons about what we can do physically, and we also get into philosophical discussions about what music is and what it means to be a conductor." — Jane Kim, MM '18
Headed by Alan Gilbert, a Juilliard alumnus and former music director of the New York Philharmonic, the graduate-level conducting program has trained many of today's most prominent orchestral and opera conductors.
As a conducting student, you will have regular opportunities to rehearse with the Conductors' Lab Orchestra, as well as access to New York Philharmonic rehearsals, concerts, and guest conductors. Public performances of the Lab Orchestra take place biannually in Alice Tully Hall as part of the Wednesdays at One series.
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