The cornerstones of Juilliard’s Preparatory Division are two Saturday music programs for students ages 8 to 18, Pre-College and the Music Advancement Program. The Juilliard School has an ongoing commitment to the principles and practices of inclusiveness and strongly encourages applications from students of diverse backgrounds. Financial aid, up to and including full-tuition scholarships, is available for both programs.
Pre-College offers a comprehensive conservatory-style music program for advanced students of elementary through high-school age who exhibit the talent, potential, and ambition to pursue serious music study at the college level. This program is held on Saturdays from September through May on the Juilliard campus, where Pre-College students work with world-class faculty to develop technical proficiency while fostering creativity and intellectual curiosity. Members of Pre-College faculty are distinguished artist-teachers, many of whom are on the Juilliard college faculty. Full- and partial-tuition scholarships are available for eligible admitted students. Applications for fall 2023 admission are now open, with piano applications due January 10, 2023, and all other majors due March 1, 2023.
Music Advancement Program
MAP is a Saturday program for intermediate and advanced music students from New York City’s five boroughs and the tristate area who demonstrate a commitment to artistic excellence. The program actively seeks students from diverse backgrounds underrepresented in the classical music field. Through a rigorous curriculum, performance opportunities, and guidance from an accomplished faculty, MAP students gain the necessary skills to pursue advanced music studies while developing their talents as artists, leaders, and global citizens. Approximately 70 students are enrolled in MAP, which is led by Artistic Director Anthony McGill. All admitted MAP students receive full-tuition scholarships.
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