Search Process

The Juilliard School’s Board of Trustees has appointed a committee to conduct the search for a successor to Joseph W. Polisi, who has announced his intention to step down from his position as Juilliard’s sixth president in June 2018.

Juilliard seeks as its seventh president a leader who will sustain the excellence and humanity of the Juilliard mission and uphold its vital role in the lives of individuals and communities around the world. To support its commitment to an inclusive and ethical search, Juilliard has retained Isaacson, Miller, a leading executive search firm.

We invite all members and friends of the Juilliard community to suggest potential candidates by filling out the form on the Share Your Input page. Other inquiries may be directed to the Juilliard search committee at All feedback will be treated as confidential.