The creative field is continually evolving, and Juilliard aims to prepare students not only with practical skills but also with the empowerment and imaginative thinking to become the industry’s changemakers. Guided by the Creative Associates and other guest artists, students develop the tools to shape their own creative paths through workshops, collaborative projects, and an ongoing conversation series.
Vocal Performance Seminar with Creative Associate Rhiannon Giddens
Musician, composer, and Creative Associate Rhiannon Giddens led a vocal performance seminar during her January 2023 residency. In this genre-bending seminar, Giddens performed a series of vocal demonstrations of pieces across genres to highlight vocal reach and application in different settings. The seminar continued with a master class with vocal arts and jazz students
Juilliard Film Scoring Lecture Series With Creative Associate Nicholas Britell and Composer/Instrumentalist Terence Blanchard
The Juilliard Film Scoring Lecture Series is a new initiative that explores the art form of music written for visual media. Our first guest was the iconic composer/instrumentalist Terence Blanchard, who joined Creative Associate Nicholas Britell for a conversation about his career, life, music, and perspectives. Blanchard is one of the leading film and opera composers of our time, and his insights provoked thoughtful discussion of music in film.
Peak Performance Seminar with Creative Associate Barbara Hannigan
During her March 2022 residency, Creative Associate Barbara Hannigan hosted a seminar on peak performance and led a discussion centered on performance anxiety and tools to combat it that was open to all Juilliard students
Lunch and Learn: Career in Conversation
Lunch and Learn with composer, performer, and Creative Associate Rhiannon Giddens and multi-instrumentalist Francesco Turrisi in conversation with Alice Jones, assistant dean of community engagement and career services, about career development for artists
Seminar on Programming with Creative Associate Conrad Tao
Creative Associate Conrad Tao gave a seminar for music students in the Music Division in 2022 on how to curate a program that maintains a coherent conceptual and musical focus
Choreography & Composition Discussion with Creative Associate Nico Muhly and Justin Peck
This discussion between Creative Associate Nico Muhly and choreographer Justin Peck was focused on how composers and choreographers work together in the creation process. Participants learned more about Nico and Justin's work, their collaboration, and considerations they take as artists and collaborators working in two different mediums.
Conversation Series Led by Creative Associate Nicholas Britell
Creative Associate Nicholas Britell led a conversation series on careers, classical and film music, and the entertainment industry. He was joined by Creative Associate Caroline Shaw to discuss composing across genres.
Improvisation Workshop Led by Creative Associate Caroline Shaw
Creative Associate Caroline Shaw partnered with Historical Performance students for a multiday improvisation workshop followed by a showing.
Solo Creation and Performance Project Led by Creative Associate Raja Feather Kelly
Creative Associate Raja Feather Kelly led students across divisions to create a devised solo and explore themes of popular culture, archive, and personal aesthetic with his “feath3r theory” approach.
A Conversation With Creative Associates Nadia Sirota and Nico Muhly
Provost and Dean Ara Guzelimian moderated a conversation with alums Nadia Sirota and Nico Muhly that included reflections on past performances, career paths, and creating new music.