9:00 AM – Piano Quartet rehearsal – E Chen/J Kail/D Louie/D Jin (on stage)
9:20 AM – String Quartet rehearsal – W Yao/N Kim/S Juhl/R Chung (on stage)
10:00 AM – Trombone Choir rehearsal (on stage)
10:30-11:30 AM – Commencement rehearsal. Report to the Sharp Theater Backstage (B level on elevator)
11:30 AM – Seniors pick up cap and gown (Room 309)
12:00 PM – Class of 2017 photo (Room 309)
12:30 PM – Line-up for processional (Sharp Lobby)
1:00 PM – Commencement ceremony (Sharp Theater)
2:15 PM – Reception (Morse Hall)
2:30 -3:30 PM – Return caps and gowns/receive diplomas and alumni gifts (Room 309)
4:00 PM – Pre-College Symphony call time (Sharp Theater)
4:30 PM – Pre-College Symphony concert (Sharp Theater)
7:00 PM – Pre-College Orchestra call time (Sharp Theater)
7:30 PM – Pre-College Orchestra concert (Sharp Theater)
The Commencement ceremony is not a ticketed event, so feel free to bring as many guests as you like.
Please let us know if you have any questions!
The winner of today’s Chausson Poeme Competition is ERIC CHEN. The alternate is NATHAN MELTZER.
Beginning this year, Juilliard Pre-College is using School and Student Services (SSS) to handle a major portion of the computation in our financial aid process. SSS is a service of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), a non-profit organization. Based on the information provided by the families, SSS calculates an estimated amount that your family can contribute to educational expenses.
Families who are interested in applying for financial aid should first read this SSS Information Sheet, and note the following:
• SSS charges a fee of $48 per application.
• Families who have submitted financial aid applications through SSS for other schools can direct an additional report to Juilliard at no extra cost.
• Families with more than one child enrolled in Pre-College only need to submit one application.
• International families who earn income outside of the US must also complete the International Student Supplemental Form, and upload your Foreign Tax Returns and Proof of Foreign Income to SSS.
• The due date for submission is May 1, 2017, but please do not wait until the last minute. The SSS application is comprehensive and takes some time to complete.
• Decisions on financial aid awards will be made no later than June 15, 2017.
Feel free to contact the Pre-College Office with any questions, at (212) 799-5000 x241. Questions relating to the SSS application should be directed to SSS Customer Service at (800) 344-8328.
All students who intend to return to the Pre-College Division for the 2017-2018 academic year must submit a Notification of Return Form. Forms can be downloaded/printed from your child’s WebAdvisor account (http://wa.juilliard.edu). Paper copies are also available in the Pre-College Office.
Return the completed form with a $100.00 reservation fee to the Pre-College Office by April 29, 2017. If you know that your child is not returning to Pre-College, submit the form to indicate this decision in writing.
The winner of the Saint-Saëns Introduction and Rondo Competition is SERIN PARK.
The Alternate is Simon Cheng
Honorable Mention for Katelyn Moon
UPDATE AS OF MARCH 1:
Some answers to the most common questions regarding the SATURDAY SWIPE OUT and PERMISSION TO LEAVE THE BUILDING:
- “Leaving the building” means exiting through the turnstiles for any reason, including running to the Juilliard Cafeteria or Gourmet Garage for lunch, meeting your parent on the steps, or going to the Juilliard Store.
- Your Pre-College day officially concludes when your last class ends. For most of you this is 6pm or 7pm.
- This permission form applies to those of you who are already 18 or 19 years old.
Please return the signed form immediately via email to [email protected] or via fax to (212) 769-7449.
At the beginning of the academic year, we informed you of Juilliard’s continued efforts to enhance the security of our building and to ensure the safety of the Juilliard community at large. Beginning March 4, 2017, Juilliard’s Office of Public Safety will be introducing new policies and procedures in support of specific security and safety objectives. Outlined below are two significant policy changes which will affect all students and parents.
- All members of the Juilliard community must swipe-in with their official Juilliard ID cards when entering the Juilliard building, and swipe-out when exiting on Saturdays.
Policy for Leaving the Building
- Unless accompanied by their parent, legal guardian or other recognized responsible party, such as an older sibling, aunt, grandparent or other individual officially recognized by the School as a person responsible for the students’ safety (“Responsible Party”), students in middle or elementary school (grades K-8) are not permitted to exit the Juilliard building on Saturdays until their instruction has concluded for the day.
- Students in high school (grades 9-12) who will reach the age of 14 during the 2016-17 academic year are permitted to exit the Juilliard building during their Saturday school day if and only if their parent or legal guardian has provided written permission to Juilliard. Unless accompanied by their parent, legal guardian or other Responsible Party, all other high school students may only leave the building at the conclusion of their scheduled classes.
Parents or legal guardians of high school students who will reach the age of 14 during the 2016-17 academic year can grant their child permission to exit the Juilliard building unaccompanied during the Saturday school day by completing and signing the Permission Form. Translated versions are available in Chinese (traditional), Chinese (simplified), Japanese, and Korean. Paper copies are available in the Pre-College Office.
Please submit this form to the Pre-College Office no later than February 25. The form may also be scanned and returned to Rob Ross ([email protected]). The policies will go into effect on March 4.
We are pleased to announce Juilliard’s new Preparatory Division Accompanist List (PDAL), which is the resource for students and faculty to use to request piano accompanists for lessons, studio classes, recitals, and competitions taking place at Juilliard.
What is different about this new list?
- All pianists on the PDAL have expressed a particular interest in working with Pre-College students and have confirmed their Saturday availability.
- In accordance with Juilliard’s policies, all pianists on the PDAL have been vetted and approved to work with minors.
- Pre-College students may use ONLY pianists from the Prep Division List. Pianists who are not affiliated with Juilliard may not be used. Juilliard pianists who are not on the PDAL also may not be used.
What is the same?
- The pianists on the PDAL will fill all accompanying needs within the school at no cost to the family. Juilliard pays the accompanist to play for lessons, studio classes, performances, competitions, and other approved school activities.
- You should NOT be asked to compensate Juilliard Prep Division accompanists out-of-pocket for any reason except for additional rehearsals outside of the lesson, which must be arranged and paid for by the family directly.
- The maximum permitted range for payment for rehearsals is $30–$50 per hour. Fees for non-Juilliard-related outside activities are also the family’s financial responsibility.
To access Juilliard’s Preparatory Division Accompanist database, follow these steps:
- Go to https://accompanists.juilliard.eduand log in using your Juilliard username and password.
- Type “prep div” in the search bar to see the Prep Division List. Click on a pianist’s name from the list to see their contact info and reach out to them directly.
- You can also send a request to ALL accompanists by clicking on “Open a New Request” and filling out the form. Include the repertoire and weekly lesson time in your description. If you use this option, note that this request will be seen by all accompanists at the school regardless of whether they are eligible to work with Pre-College students. It is your responsibility to make sure that whoever responds is on the PDAL before you agree to work with them.
- After you contact a pianist, please wait 24 to 48 hours for a response. If you do not hear from anyone, you may contact Molly Skardon, the Faculty Assistant, for help. She can be reached by phone at 212-799-5000, ext. 352, or by email at [email protected].
Finally, please note that accompanists are very busy and their schedules fill up quickly. You must begin your search at least one month in advance of your activity. If your request is unusual (obscure repertoire, etc.), allow even more time. Do not wait until the last minute!
We are currently are offering free Music Theory and Ear Training coachings for all Pre-College students.
Coachings are a great way to receive extra one-on-one help on topics covered in class and also an opportunity to make up tests and catch up on missed material. The schedule is as follows:
Ear Training (Room 500H)
9am – 12pm
1pm – 2pm
Coach: Joseph Mohan
Music Theory (Room 525)
9am – 12pm
1pm – 2pm
Coach: Melanie Williams
Ear Training and Theory (Room 500H)
2pm – 3pm
4pm – 6pm
Coach: Joseph Mohan
Click here for the table of classroom assignments on the back of your printed schedules.