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Founded in 1905, The Juilliard School is a world leader in performing arts education. The school’s mission is to provide the highest caliber of artistic education for gifted musicians, dancers, and actors, composers, choreographers, and playwrights from around the world so that they may achieve their fullest potential as artists, leaders, and global citizens. Under the leadership of President Damian Woetzel since 2018, Juilliard is guided in all its work by the core values of excellence; creativity; and equity, diversity, inclusion and belonging (EDIB). Juilliard is committed to enrolling the most talented students regardless of their financial background.

Located at Lincoln Center in New York City, Juilliard offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in dance, drama (acting and playwriting), and music (classical, jazz, historical performance, and vocal arts). Currently more than 800 artists from 43 states and 44 countries and regions are enrolled in Juilliard’s College Division, where they appear in more than 700 annual performances in the school’s five theaters; at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully and David Geffen halls and at Carnegie Hall; as well as at other venues around New York City, the country, and the world. The continuum of learning at Juilliard also includes nearly 400 students from elementary through high school enrolled in the Preparatory Division, including its Music Advancement Program (MAP), which serves students from diverse backgrounds often underrepresented in the classical music field. More than 800 students are enrolled in Juilliard Extension, the flagship continuing education program taught both in person and remotely by a dedicated faculty of performers, creators, and scholars. Beyond its New York campus, Juilliard is defining new directions in performing arts education for a range of learners and enthusiasts through a global K-12 educational curricula and graduate studies at The Tianjin Juilliard School in China.

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Juilliard News

Wednesday, September 27, 2023

Drama MFA Program to Be Fully Tuition-Free

Juilliard Journal

The drama MFA program will become tuition-free starting with the 2024-25 school year, Juilliard announced, adding to a growing list of tuition-free programs

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  • Wednesday, September 27, 2023

    Juilliard’s MFA in Acting Becomes Tuition-Free Starting Fall 2024

    Press Release

    Leadership Gifts From Stephanie P. and Carter McClelland and From John Gore Expand Juilliard’s Commitment to Provide Access and Reduce Barriers for Students

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  • Monday, September 25, 2023

    Conductor and Composer Jörg Widmann Makes Juilliard Orchestra Debut to Open 2023-24 Season

    Press Release

    Stella Chen Is Soloist in the U.S. Premiere of Widmann’s Violin Concerto No. 2

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  • Wednesday, September 20, 2023

    Launching Juilliard LIVE

    Juilliard Journal

    A new, free web platform and complementary apps will bring Juilliard performances to a global audience

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