Name of School:
Juilliard School, formerly Juilliard School of Music
New York, New York, U.S.A.
Type of School:
Private, coeducational school of performing arts
Dance, Drama (acting and playwriting), Music (chamber, jazz studies, vocal arts/opera and music technology), Interdivisional Liberal Arts, Accelerated Bachelor of Music and Master of Music program.
Augustus D. Juilliard was a textile merchant who bestowed a generous donation to the Juilliard Musical Foundation at the time of his death in 1919. In 1924, the foundation then established the Juilliard Graduate School; it was later on combined with the Institute of Musical Art (founded 1905). With this merge came a new name - the Juilliard School of Music.
Since then the school has expanded from being a music conservatory to a performing arts school. With the inclusion of other curriculums such as dance and drama, the name was later changed to Juilliard School in 1968. The school has an exchange program with Columbia University and Barnard College. It currently has over 270 faculty members and over 800 students in the college level. Juilliard’s student-faculty ratio is around 3:1. The current president of Juilliard is Dr. Joseph W. Polisi.
More information is available at the Juilliard School Web site