At Juilliard, being an artist means recognizing the essential role of the arts and of artists in society. Through Creative Enterprise work, students can explore citizen-artistry in a range of projects that engage with areas including health, education, justice, and diplomacy.
A Presentation With Philip Glass and the Spiritual Voice of the Wixárika Music
Juilliard alum Philip Glass brought in Wixárika musicians Daniel Medina de la Rosa and Erasmo Medina Medina for an evening celebrating the culture and music of their indigenous community in Santa Catarina Cuexcomatitlán, Jalisco, Mexico.
Created in partnership with National Sawdust, Community Cadence is a student-driven initiative to thank essential workers in the pandemic with original artistic creations. The virtual platform has evolved to amplify student voices on issues like anti-racism and inequality.
Visit by Dr. Clarence B. Jones
In celebration of Martin Luther King week, Juilliard hosted a multiday visit—which included conversations, luncheons, a lecture, a dinner, and the awarding of a President’s Medal—with Clarence B. Jones, a Juilliard alumnus and a confidante of and draft speechwriter to King.
Music and the Mind: Improvisation and the Brain and Renée Fleming Residency
Soprano and alumna Renée Fleming returned to Juilliard for a residency including performances, master classes, and a free Music and the Mind event connecting the arts and health through improvisation.
Nothing Personal, but…
Creative Associate Colman Domingo and director Patricia McGregor presented their live virtual iteration of James Baldwin’s Nothing Personal with Creative Associates Jon Batiste and Lil Buck and featuring works by JuilliART artist Julie Mehretu. A conversation with the artists was moderated by faculty member Fredara M. Hadley.