Performance Calendar

Projects and Events

  • Juilliard415 Seven Last Words Project: Composition for one of seven commissioned responses to Haydn’s The Seven Last Words of Christ which was performed by the Historical Performance ensemble Juilliard415 at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine View Program

  • Student Shadowing of New York City Ballet Premiere Process: Shadowing experience during NYCB tech for one Composition student and one Dance Division student in the process of composing an original commissioned work for Justin Peck’s world premiere Rotunda

  • A Q&A with College and Preparatory Division Composition Students: A virtual session for students Preparatory and College composition students on the life of a working composer

  • A Conversation With Creative Associates Nadia Sirota and Nico Muhly: A conversation moderated by Provost and Dean Ara Guzelimian on past performances, career paths, and creating new music.

  • 2020 Virtual Gala: A virtual world premiere arrangement and performance of Philip Glass’ “Knee Play 5” from Einstein on the Beach with students from the Preparatory Division and College as well as fellow alumni across divisions View Program

  • Words and Buried Meaning: Creative Associate Nico Muhly in Conversation with Iestyn Davies: moderated by Creative Associate Nadia Sirota, a discussion with countertenor Iestyn Davies exploring their years-long collaborations, including a chamber work dealing with archaeology and the beauty of the lost past (Old Bones); a monodrama about Alan Turing (Sentences); arrangements of folk music and John Dowland; and, most recently, a song created and recorded entirely during the COVID-19 lockdowns
  • Orchestra Lab Session with Maestro David Robertson and Juilliard Conducting Students: A virtual session with conducting students focused on approaches to leading the ensemble through Muhly's work Step Team
  • Choreography & Composition Discussion with Justin Peck Moderated by Dean of Dance Alicia Graf Mack: A discussion between Muhly and choreographer Justin Peck focused on how composers and choreographers work together in the creation process
  • Masterclass with the Music Division: A masterclass with students from the Music Division exploring three of Muhly's vocal and small chamber ensemble works


Nico Muhly (MM ’04, composition) is an American composer and sought-after collaborator whose influences range from American minimalism to the Anglican choral tradition. The recipient of commissions from the Metropolitan Opera, Carnegie Hall, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Tallis Scholars and St. John’s College, Cambridge, and others, Muhly  has written more than 100 works for the concert stage, including the 2017 opera Marnie, which premiered at the English National Opera and was staged by the Metropolitan Opera in fall 2018. Muhly is a frequent collaborator with choreographer Benjamin Millepied and, as an arranger, has paired with Sufjan Stevens, Antony and the Johnsons, and others. His work for stage and screen include music for the 2013 Broadway revival of The Glass Menagerie and scores for films including the Oscar-winning The Reader. Born in Vermont, Muhly studied composition at Juilliard before working as an editor and conductor for Philip Glass. He is part of the artist-run record label Bedroom Community, which released his first two albums, Speaks Volumes (2006) and Mothertongue (2008). He lives in New York City.