Projects Take Students Into the Community

Friday, Nov 02, 2018
Juilliard Journal
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The community engagement program is well underway this year with a full roster of lessons and performances throughout the five boroughs. One example: more than 100 students are participating g in ensembles through the Gluck Community Service Fellowships; they'll give about 400 performances this year. Also this year, there are 26 Morse Teaching Artist Fellows who work with more than 250 children per week through their residencies.

One recent highlight was when Alicia Graf Mack, director of the Dance Division, traveled to the Bronx for the unveiling of a new dance studio at charter school Girls Prep Bronx Elementary. The studio was named after Graf Mack, who led a Q&A and dance class with the students. Also on hand were fourth-year dancers Moscelyne ParkeHarrison and Zoe Hollinshead as well as Emily Duncan (MM ’18, flute), who performed and engaged in an improvisation challenge with Girls Prep students.

>>In this video, Hassan Anderson, a Music Advancement Program faculty member, shares why community engagement is so important for young musicians.