Juilliard offers two preparatory education programs for music students ages 8 to 18 that meet on Saturdays: Juilliard Pre-College for advanced musicians and the Music Advancement Program (MAP) for students at an intermediate level.
The Juilliard School has an ongoing commitment to the principles and practices of inclusiveness and strongly encourages applications from students of diverse backgrounds.
The Juilliard Pre-College Division offers a comprehensive conservatory-style music program for advanced students of elementary through high-school age who exhibit the talent, potential, and ambition to pursue serious music study at the college level. Pre-College students work with world-class faculty to develop technical proficiency while fostering creativity and intellectual curiosity. Members of Pre-College faculty are distinguished artist-teachers, many of whom are on the Juilliard college faculty.
Music Advancement Program
The Music Advancement Program is a Saturday instrument instruction program for intermediate students from New York City’s five boroughs and the tristate area who exhibit great musical potential. 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 comprehensive curriculum, performance opportunities, and summer study partnerships, MAP students gain the necessary skills to pursue advanced music studies while developing their talents as artists, leaders, and global citizens.