Office of Community Engagement

Community engagement work is transformative. It changes the artist, it changes the audience, and it changes the world. Community engagement is a commitment to creating space for others to be heard and celebrating the inherent artistry and humanity in every person.


Geography and cost are the two biggest barriers to accessing the arts, so the Office of Community Engagement brings free performances and educational experiences for people of all ages and backgrounds at community organizations beyond our campus and brings community members to our campus for events. We empower Juilliard students through cocurricular programming and advising to be the change they want to see in the world and use their artistry to connect with other people, build sustainable programs, forge lasting relationships, and foster dialogues. Community Engagement Fellows in our six fellowship programs grow as citizens, deepen their sense of artistic purpose, and develop skills for life beyond the classroom or studio.

Our Staff

Dr. Alice Jones, Assistant Dean of Community Engagement and Career Services
Rachel Christensen, Administrative Director of the Alan D. Marks Center for Career Services and Entrepreneurship
John Popham, Artistic Coordinator of Community Engagement
Emily Bono, Associate Director of Community Engagement and Career Services

Contact Us

For general information about Community Engagement programs, please contact:

Office of Community Engagement
The Juilliard School
60 Lincoln Center Plaza
New York, NY 10023
(212) 799-5000, ext. 298
[email protected]

School representatives: Please place "School Partner" in the subject line of your e-mail or call the office.

Programming in the Community

Juilliard Community Engagement Fellows and staff serve their community by creating access to artistic and educational experiences in neighborhoods across New York City. If your organization is interested in Juilliard Community Engagement programming, please contact the Office of Community Engagement at [email protected].

Providing access to performances

Free performances in community centers. Each year, approximately 30 multidisciplinary ensembles in the Gluck Community Service Fellowship (GCSF) perform over 400 interactive concerts at healthcare facilities, community centers, and assisted living facilities.

Free concerts in public schools. The Performing Educational Programs in Schools (PEPS) program is a touring multidisciplinary performance event that visits hundreds of school children each spring.  

Free concerts for children in Juilliard’s building. The Young People’s Concert Series is a multigenre interactive performance concert series for children in Grades 4-5. The series presents five 45-minute performances each year, inviting hundreds of students to concerts designed especially for young listeners at Juilliard, in conjunction with arts enrichment classes taught at their home campus by Community Engagement Fellows. 

In collaboration with the Dance Division, the Dance Masterworks welcomes youth and young people from NYC schools to Juilliard for an hour-long showcase of contemporary and classical modern dance repertory each spring. 

Nurturing the next generation of artists and arts lovers

Through the CLIMB Fellowship, Concert Fellowship, MAP Fellowship, McCabe Guitar Fellowship, and Morse Teaching Artist Fellowship, Juilliard provides free arts education and arts enrichment experiences in public schools, community centers, and community arts organizations to thousands of youth and young people each year. 

Community Engagement Fellowships

If you are a current Juilliard student interested in becoming a Juilliard Community Engagement Fellow, please contact the Office of Community Engagement at [email protected]. Please also visit our MyJuilliard page for up-to-date information.

As a Community Engagement Fellow, you’ll learn to activate and deepen your artistry beyond the studio or the practice room. You’ll learn how your art can be a force for good and how to welcome people into your artistic world.

Community Engagement work is highly rigorous, demands a wide array of skills, and is immensely fulfilling. Its tenets include shared buy-in to an experience, social justice, and a two-way flow of ideas and impact between artist and community. It is challenging work, and an artist cannot engage in this kind of practice and emerge unchanged. 

There are six Community Engagement Fellowships and approximately 160 Fellowship awards each year.

  • CLIMB Fellowship (Combining Literacy Instruction with Musical Beginnings) – Fellows lead fun, play-filled classes for young children at Juilliard on Saturday mornings that build literacy skills.
  • Concert Fellowship – Fellows curate, perform, and teach enrichment classes around the Young People’s Concert Series.
  • Gluck Community Service Fellowship – In self-formed ensembles, students from all disciplines perform interactive concerts at dozens of community organizations.
  • MAP Fellowship (Music Advancement Program) – Fellows perform and teach Preparatory Division students at Juilliard on Saturdays. The Music Advancement Program is a rigorous, supportive, and musically fulfilling program for students age 8-18 from backgrounds traditionally underrepresented in the classical music world.
  • McCabe Guitar Fellowship – Guitar students selected for this Fellowship perform for young students and teach master classes, introducing new audiences to the classical guitar.
  • Morse Teaching Artist Fellowship – Fellows develop skills in classroom pedagogy and teach music enrichment and musical skills to students in Grades K-12 in schools and community centers. 

Learn more about these and other Fellowships

Frequently Asked Questions

What skills do Community Engagement Fellows develop?

Teamwork, problem solving, flexible performance practices, pedagogy, social-emotional learning, communication, public speaking, community building, consensus building, leadership, digital content production, project and organizational management, and multidisciplinary skills

What makes someone a successful Community Engagement Fellow?

Empathy, curiosity, and a desire to connect with other people.

Can a student receive more than one fellowship at a time?


I’m a dancer. Which fellowships am I eligible for?

CLIMB and Gluck Community Service Fellowship

I’m an actor. Which fellowships am I eligible for?

CLIMB and Gluck Community Service Fellowship

I’m a musician. Which fellowships am I eligible for?

CLIMB, Concert, Gluck Community Service Fellowship, MAP, McCabe (guitar students only), Morse Teaching Artist Fellowship

I’m a first-year undergraduate student. Which fellowships am I eligible for?

Although first-year undergraduate students are not eligible to participate in any fellowships during their first year, they can apply for all fellowships during the winter of their first year and become a fellow during their second year. First-year students are strongly encouraged to form multidisciplinary ensembles in their First-Year Colloquium Seminars, and those ensembles can apply to join the Gluck Community Service Fellowship during their second year.

How can I become a Community Engagement Fellow?

Attend info sessions, presentations, and workshops led by the Office of Community Engagement and the Alan D. Marks Center for Career Services and Entrepreneurship to learn more about community engagement work. Applications for the following school year are due by January 31 each year.

Cocurricular Programming

We provide workshops, discussions, and events for the entire Juilliard community and beyond in the principles and practices of community engagement, in collaboration with the Alan D. Marks Center for Career Services and Entrepreneurship. Our aim is to awaken, activate, and support our community’s sense of responsibility, empowerment, and agency through community engagement.

All community engagement work develops one’s career—because our artistic skills must have communities to connect with. The landscape of artistic work in the 21st century demands flexibility, and our offices provide students with not just skills but also a perspective and experiences that will help them live as fulfilled artists.

Every artist has a responsibility to take care of their community—to take care of their peers, avocational amateurs, the next generation of arts lovers, avid supporters, and skeptical audiences. Taking care of one’s community means cultivating audiences to ensure the long-term health of one’s field. Taking care of one’s community means creating opportunities and sustainable pipelines for oneself to work.

Fellows 2020-21

Tobi Adeyemo, Drama (GCSF)
Zachary Adleman, Jazz (GCSF)
Evan Atwell-Harris, Jazz (GCSF)
Troy Baban, Music (Morse Teaching Fellow)
Jenny Bahk, Music (GCSF)
Francesco Barfoed, Music (GCSF)
Iona Batchelder, Music (GCSF)
David Bender, Music (GCSF)
Isabella Bignasca, Music (GCSF)
Esme Bolucek, Music (GCSF)
Catherine Boyack, Music (Morse Teaching Fellow)
Erin Brothers, Dance (GCSF)
Arianna Brusubardis, Music (GCSF)
Summer Camargo, Jazz (GCSF)
Lidia Caricasole, Dance (GCSF)
Deborah Love Carter, Voice (GCSF)
Ian Castro, Voice (GCSF)
Elisabeth Chang, Music (GCSF)
Corey Chang, Music (Morse Teaching Fellow)
Eden Chen, Music (GCSF)
Katherine Cheng, Music (GCSF, Morse Teaching Fellow)
Olivia Chindamo, Jazz (GCSF)
Si Eon Choi, Music (Music Advancement Program Fellow)
Natalie Clarke, Music (GCSF)
Cole Davis, Jazz (GCSF)
Briana Del Mundo, Dance (GCSF)
Kevin Devine, Historical Performance (Morse Teaching Fellow)
Jade Diouf, Dance (GCSF)
Lila Duffy, Voice (GCSF)
Joan Dwiartanto, Dance (GCSF)
Elizabeth Edwards, Music (GCSF)
MJ Edwards, Dance (GCSF)
Rodd Farhadi, Drama (GCSF)
Nayib Felix, Drama (GCSF)
Flora Ferguson, Dance (GCSF)
Horacio Fernandez, Music (GCSF)
Gracie Francis, Music (GCSF)
Waverly Fredericks, Dance (GCSF)
Reed Gnepper, Voice (GCSF)
Lydia Graham, Music (GCSF)
Njioma Grievous, Music (GCSF)
Marion Grey, Drama (GCSF)
Catalina Guevara Viquez, Historical Performance (GCSF, Music Advancement Program Fellow)
Chelsea Guo, Music (GCSF)
Sara Haider, Drama (GCSF)
Tyler Henderson, Jazz (GCSF)
Michaella Ho, Dance (GCSF)
Abigail Hong, Music (Music Advancement Program Fellow)
Adrienne Hyde, Historical Performance (Morse Teaching Fellow)
Lanie Jackson, Dance (GCSF)
Carmen Johnson-Pájaro, Historical Performance (Morse Teaching Fellow)
Miles Johnston, Music (GCSF)
Ziggy Johnston, Music (GCSF)
Henry Johnston, Music ( McCabe Guitar Fellows)
Kaliya Kalcheva, Music   (GCSF)
Yvette Keong, Voice (GCSF)
Alberta Khoury, Music (GCSF, Morse Teaching Fellow)
Alex Kim, Music (Morse Teaching Fellow)
Hannah Kim, Music (GCSF)
Cheng Jin Koh, Music (Music Advancement Program Fellow)
Erik Larson, Music (Music Advancement Program Fellow)
Dominic Law, Music (Music Advancement Program Fellow)
Joshua Lawrence, Jazz (GCSF, Morse Teaching Fellow)
Corentin Le Hir, Jazz (Concert Fellow, GCSF)      
Chai Lee, Music (GCSF)
Ariel Seung Hyun Lee, Music (GCSF)
Larissa Leung, Dance (GCSF)
Ying Li, Music (Morse Teaching Fellow)
Laura Liu, Music (GCSF)
Giancarlo Llerena, Music (GCSF)
Derek Louie, Music (GCSF)
Chenchun Ma, Music (GCSF)
Lingbo Ma, Music (GCSF, Morse Teaching Fellow)
Anastasiya Magamedova, Music (GCSF)
Zachary Marzulli, Music (GCSF)
Aaron Matson, Jazz (GCSF, Morse Teaching Fellow)
Mai Matsumoto, Music (GCSF)
Cornelius McMoyler, Drama (GCSF)
Jacob Melsha, Jazz (GCSF)
Jamaii Melvin, Dance (GCSF)
Chantae Miller, Drama (GCSF)
Kako Miura, Historical Performance (Music Advancement Program Fellow)
Willie Morris, Jazz (GCSF, Music Advancement Program Fellow, Morse Teaching Fellow)
Sergio Muñoz Leiva, Music (GCSF, Morse Teaching Fellow)
Clara Neubauer, Music (GCSF)
Alma Neuhaus, Voice (GCSF, Morse Teaching Fellow)
Erica Ogihara, Music (GCSF, Morse Teaching Fellow)
Kevin Oliver, Jr., Jazz (GCSF, Morse Teaching Fellow)
Omani Ormskirk, Dance (GCSF)
Emi Ostrom, Historical Performance (Music Advancement Program Fellow)
Jasim Perales, Jazz (GCSF)
Lindsay Phillips, Dance (GCSF)
Madison Pineda, Dance (GCSF)
Alexia Pores, Drama (GCSF)
Alba Pujals-Roige, Music (Music Advancement Program Fellow)
Richard Rivale, Music (GCSF)
Lauren Robinson, Music (Morse Teaching Fellow)
Eirin Rognerud, Voice (GCSF)
Grace Rosier, Music (GCSF)
Linda Ruan, Music (Music Advancement Program Fellow)
Gabriela Saker, Drama (GCSF)
Angela Scates, Music (GCSF)
Nathan See, Jazz (Concert Fellow)
Christopher Silvestri, Drama (GCSF)
Libby Sokolowski, Voice (GCSF)
Phillip Solomon, Music (Music Advancement Program Fellow)
Dawn Song, Music (GCSF)
Sophia Steger, Music (GCSF)
Lynn Sue A Quan, Music (Morse Teaching Fellow)
Alaina Surgener, Drama (GCSF)
Sophia Szokolay, Music (GCSF, Morse Teaching Fellow)
Tanner Tanyeri, Music (Music Advancement Program Fellow)
Gabriela Torres, Drama (GCSF)
Molly Turner, Music (Concert Fellow)
Maggie Valdman, Voice (GCSF)
Michael Vascones, Music (McCabe Guitar Fellow)
Erin Wagner, Voice (GCSF)
Colin Walters, Jazz (GCSF, Morse Teaching Fellow)
Siyumeng Wang, Music (GCSF)
Sean Wiberg, Drama (GCSF)
Cameren Williams, Music (Music Advancement Program Fellow)
Joshua Williams, Music (GCSF, Music Advancement Program Fellow)
Kayla Williams, Music (GCSF)
Oliver Xu, Music (Music Advancement Program Fellow)
Qi Xu, Music (Morse Teaching Fellow)
Chaojun Yang, Music (Morse Teaching Fellow)
Rosie Yates, Drama (GCSF)
Alana Yee, Music (Music Advancement Program Fellow)
Hanae Yoshida, Music (Concert Fellow)
Charles Zandieh, Music (GCSF)
Ruobing Zhang, Music (GCSF, Morse Teaching Fellow)