The Academy—A Program of Carnegie Hall, The Juilliard School, and The Weill Music Institute
Carnegie Hall, The Juilliard School, and The Weill Music Institute recently announced a ground-breaking new partnership. The Academy will recruit the finest post-graduate young instrumentalists from around the USA, to participate in a two-year fellowship program. The program is designed to support their artistic goals with world class coaching and performance opportunities at Carnegie Hall, The Juilliard School and other partner Institutions, while also training them in the skills necessary to be outstanding educators.
The following questions were discussed during the Innovations Expo at the 2007 Conference: What can our orchestras learn from this partnership? Is this the meaningful role for the musician of the 21st Century? As education and community work become an ever more critical component of our orchestras’ profiles, how must we become more proactive in the preparation of musicians for this work? We know that in order to develop the necessary community partnerships and to deliver the highest-quality programs our musicians’ educational "chops" must match their artistic accomplishment. What implications are there for our own institutional responsibilities? What new programs and/or new partnerships may we want to put in place to move this work forward and to ensure that both our educational and our artistic output are truly outstanding and equally central to our missions?
Claire Bryant, fellow
Clive Gillinson, executive and artistic director