by Lee Cioppa, Associate Dean for Admissions
It’s a new year, and Admissions is ready to start with a bang! We are going to really re-activate our blog, and I’m excited to share our plan with you.
If you applied to Juilliard for fall 2013, you know that we sent you a survey in December. We’ve been poring over the responses you sent, and one of the biggest comments was that our applicants would love to hear more from current Juilliard students. Admissions has found that providing direct contact is a real challenge, as we have over 5,000 applicants and fewer than 800 students (who have crazy busy schedules). So, we thought that while reading a blog is not quite the same as the opportunity to have a direct conversation, it is one way to hear directly from students about their experiences here.
So, starting next week, we plan to be posting on our blog at least once a week (maybe even two or three times a week if our students have a lot to say!). You’ll hear from actors, dancers and musicians; about life at Juilliard, arts advocacy at Juilliard, and preparation for life beyond Juilliard.
Personally, some of my very favorite blog posts have been by Juilliard students. I invite you to go back through our archives, and see what our students had to say in previous years. Here are some of my top picks!
Happy little Juilliard surprises! http://blog.juilliard.edu/?p=221
Freshman Year Findings http://blog.juilliard.edu/?p=225
I thought I knew…but I had no idea. http://blog.juilliard.edu/?p=110
10 more things about Juilliard http://blog.juilliard.edu/?m=200905
Juilliard Rumors: Debunked! http://blog.juilliard.edu/?p=70