Music Advancement Program
MAP is a Saturday program for intermediate and advanced music students from New York City’s five boroughs and the tristate area who demonstrate a commitment to artistic excellence. The program actively seeks students from diverse backgrounds underrepresented in the classical music field and is committed to enrolling the most talented and deserving students regardless of their financial background. Through a rigorous curriculum, performance opportunities, and guidance from an accomplished faculty, MAP students gain the necessary skills to pursue advanced music studies while developing their talents as artists, leaders, and global citizens. Approximately 70 students are enrolled in MAP, which is led by Artistic Director Anthony McGill. MAP is generously supported through an endowed gift in memory of Carl K. Heyman.
Apply for MAP 2021-22
Applications are due April 1
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Read more about MAP, its history, and its mission.
The Music Advancement Program’s comprehensive curriculum is designed to offer students individualized instruction in their area of concentration while seeking to develop the whole musician. A student’s skill level and concentration in the program determine his or her assigned course schedule.
The faculty of the Music Advancement Program is comprised of professional artist-educators with a demonstrated commitment to MAP’s mission and a depth of experience which uniquely qualifies them to develop young artist-musicians. Visits by various guest artists and ensembles further inspire MAP students in their musical endeavors through interactive, free-of-charge performances presented at Juilliard.
Tuition and Financial Aid
The cost of attending MAP and information on how to apply for financial aid.
Frequently Asked Questions
Answers to questions about MAP's admissions process, academics, and performances.
Resources for Current Students and Parents
Academic policies and information on how to access the parent portal.