Music Advancement Program
The Music Advancement Program is a Saturday instrument instruction program for intermediate students from New York City’s five boroughs and the tristate area who exhibit great musical potential. The program actively seeks students from diverse backgrounds underrepresented in the classical music field and is committed to enrolling the most talented and deserving students regardless of their financial background. Through a comprehensive curriculum, performance opportunities, and summer study partnerships, MAP students gain the necessary skills to pursue advanced music studies while developing their talents as artists, leaders, and global citizens.
The Music Advancement Program is administered by Juilliard's Office of Community Engagement.
The Music Advancement Program is generously supported through an endowed gift in memory of Carl K. Heyman.
MAP offers instruction in the following instruments: bassoon, cello, clarinet, double bass, flute, French horn, oboe, percussion, trombone, trumpet, tuba, viola, or violin. A specialized course of study is also offered for instrumentalists who show a strong interest in and aptitude for composing music. Secondary instruction on piano is available to all students.
Lessons and classes take place at Juilliard on Saturdays during the school year, September through May, between 8:30am and 4pm (including lunch). The comprehensive curriculum includes private lessons, participation in small and large ensembles and chamber music groups, music theory and ear training, and chorus.
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The Music Advancement Program’s comprehensive curriculum is designed to offer students individualized instruction in their area of concentration while seeking to develop the whole musician. A student’s skill level and concentration in the program determine his or her assigned course schedule.