The Pre-College Division offers a comprehensive conservatory-style music program for students 8 – 18 years old who exhibit the talent, potential and ambition to pursue serious music study at the college level. Students work with world-class faculty—many of whom are on the Juilliard college faculty— to develop technical proficiency while fostering creativity and intellectual curiosity.
Pre-College education takes place on Saturdays from September through May and offers a complete curriculum of music instruction that requires a considerable amount of time and commitment on the part of the students. Recognizing the importance of early development and discipline in the music field, the School provides an atmosphere where artistic gifts and technical skills can flourish.
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A Complete Curriculum of Music Instruction
The Pre-College curriculum includes weekly lessons in the major field, chamber music, and classes in music theory and ear training. Additional electives are offered in areas such as composition, music history, conducting, and other specialized topics. Students are given ample opportunities in solo, chamber, and orchestral concerts.
Juilliard's proximity to leading Lincoln Center performing arts organizations such as the Metropolitan Opera, New York Philharmonic, Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, and Jazz at Lincoln Center provides further enrichment to dedicated music students.