The Tianjin Juilliard School Overview

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[orchestral music] DAMIAN WOETZEL: The Tianjin
Juilliard School represents the continuum of what Juilliard
has been for over a century. True excellence in
performing arts education. ALEX BROSE: We are the
first music school to offer a U.S.-accredited master
of music degree in China. And not only are we the
first school to do that, but we’re also offering a New-
York Juilliard master’s degree. MELISSA COCCO: So at the
collegiate level, we’ll be offering a master of music degree
in collaborative piano, in chamber music, and orchestral studies. WEI HE: All three programs, they will have one thing in common and that is ensemble playing. So this has such a strong
spirit of collaboration. JOSEPH POLISI: These are areas that need to be explored further, and we are looking forward to doing that with all of the curricular experience and levels of excellence and processes that we have known for
decades in New York City. ALEX BROSE: We have a faculty that I could not be more excited about. They will be coming
from all over the world, from terrific schools of music, world-renowned symphony orchestras, award-winning chamber groups. ALVIN ZHU: The people that
I really want to come over, are the people that are
not only very hungry for knowledge and for collaboration, but people who really
want to not only enrich those around them, but
also enrich themselves. In a very endless search of
what it means to be human. SCOTT BELL: I’m ready for a an adventure. Classical music is riding such
a wave in Asia and in China. I’m so thrilled to be a part of that. CHANGJUN XU: With these excellent
performers and teachers coming to Tianjin, China, and to The Tianjin Juilliard School bringing Juilliard’s advanced ideas and fantastic techniques to students and peer teachers in China and Asia, we can witness the rapid development of professional music education in Tianjin, China, and Asia. ALEX BROSE: Our partners
are really terrific. The Tianjin Conservatory of Music have been staunch supporters of Juilliard. They too want to create the
authentic Juilliard experience for students, and faculty,
and audience goers alike to really have in Tianjin. AUDREY AXIIN: What we want
to be the same in classes between Juilliard New
York and Juilliard Tianjin is the expectation that
students are coming to classes already having thought deeply about the music they’re playing, that they’ve accessed ideas, that they’re applying critical thinking, and, in addition to that,
they’re also bringing their own unique
personalities, musical talent, and emotional reactions to music. We want to work on those
things with all students because everyone in the
school will be really focused on how to work with others. MELISSA COCCO: Training
musicians to not just speak as individuals, but to come together and
enter into conversations that allow this art form of music to really reach a higher level. JOSEPH POLISI: We are going to emphasize the entrepreneurial quality of what it is to be a young artist in the 21st century world. Just like in Juilliard New York, we’re looking for
students who are curious, who are entrepreneurial, who think out of the box, who are dedicated to what they do, who believe in the power of
music to make a difference. WEI HE: The first task for
Tianjin Juilliard is to bring the best of Juilliard’s
educational resources to China so that students in
China, Asia and the world can benefit from them. At the same time, Tianjin
Juilliard can also be a window to China to introduce good music
and art from China and Asia to Western countries. ALEX BROSE: We are truly guests in one of the most interesting
and incredible cultures that the world has ever known. And so, the possibilities of collaboration with Chinese music, of
working with Chinese students and faculty and friends are endless. It’s an exciting part for
Juilliard’s history as well. This is a new chapter for Juilliard. This is something that, I
think, is very important for Juilliard’s legacy in the
world, for classical music and really for artistry worldwide. ♫ ♫ ♫
(upbeat orchestral music)

3 thoughts on “The Tianjin Juilliard School Overview”

  1. I believe this will contribute greatly to a future "Asians only" classical music world. Anyone who thinks the Chinese will play fair has their head in the sand. They will probably end up controlling Juilliard in NY as well…only a matter of time once they have their foot in the door. So much for the days of meritocracy…

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