What Juilliard Means to Me
Juilliard, just the word itself, has tremendous value and is renowned around the world for being a premier school for the arts. Along with its recognizable title comes the expectation that each and every student is immensely intelligent and talented.
Upon first arriving at Juilliard a year ago, this is all that I knew about the school because I hadn’t experienced it yet; Juilliard to me, meant representing the name well by always being practiced and prepared, and able to live up to expectations that were instilled by the general public as well as by my teachers and colleagues.
Now that I am back for my second year I certainly have a different perspective. While of course I still prioritize always being practiced and prepared, I view Juilliard more as a community as opposed to just a name. Juilliard is so special because it isn’t just a conservatory, it combines music, dance, and drama, creating a unique and special environment that can’t be matched anywhere else.
To me, Juilliard means contributing to my colleagues and teachers as much as they contribute to me by trying to give as much inspiration as I take from my surroundings, and getting to know as many people here as possible and sharing our art to create greater and more special performances.