EXAMS, JURIES, PERFORMANCES...OH MY!
Juries...nope, it isn't this kind of jury:
If you are a classical or jazz musician, you might be familiar with juries. If you aren't, basically, a jury are like mini a re-audition. In the jazz division, you pick one tune from each of the 7 categories and learn them. Then in your jury, the panel picks a few at random for you to perform. You also have to prepare 2 transcriptions and a classical etude. It is the big end-of-the-year performance examination that basically proves to your division faculty that you haven't been getting worse or wasting your time since the beginning of the year/the time you started Juilliard.
Everyone's mood when it's almost jury week:
Jury week precedes exam week. During jury week, there are no classes, unless your teacher decides to hold lessons that week. So if your jury is at the beginning of the week (like mine is this year :) ), then you get less time than everyone else to prepare, but the rest of the week is (hopefully) free! If your jury is scheduled for the end of the week, you could either use that time to practice and make sure you ace your jury, or you could use that time to stress yourself out even more if you aren't prepared for it. (I'd say practice.)
It is so easy to get caught up in the contagious stress around school during jury week, but you have to keep in mind that you're a student here for a reason. Just get in that room and play your butt off.