by Lee Cioppa, Associate Dean for Admissions
We haven’t posted a blog since mid-December – what can we say, it’s been absolutely crazy! But in a (very slight) lull, I thought I’d catch you up on what’s been going on in Juilliard Admissions.
- We’ve been processing a record number of applications! More may be better some of the time, but not when you have almost 5,000 applications to process in the month of December!
- We had our first auditions of the year – for Opera Studies in December, and just this past weekend, two days of Drama Division auditions. We’re full swing now – New York City Drama auditions finish this coming weekend, and then Dance and Drama faculty go on the road for regional auditions.
- We have finished the pre-screening process for over 2,000 of our music applications. The faculty reviewed recordings, videos and compositions, and we’ve been sending out those results for the past couple of weeks. Now that we know who’s been invited to audition, we’re working on the exact schedule of dates and times.
At the same time, the School is gearing up for some incredible performances in the next couple of months – Smetana’s “Bartered Bride” in a co-production with the Metropolitan Opera’s Lindemann Young Artist Program; our annual Focus Festival; the Drama Divisions’ new Repertory season for our 4th year actors, and the Dance Division’s Repertory performances, which include “Les Noces”, with Stravinsky’s great score. How to choose? Actually…how to find the time to go see everything?
Now, on to getting ready for auditions….