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  • Valerie Coleman’s “The Calling of the Wind!” | MAP Wind Ensemble

    As part of MAP’s 30th anniversary, the young wind ensemble from our Preparatory Division, conducted by Terry Szor, performs this world premiere by flutist and composer Valerie Coleman.

    During the 2021–22 school year, Coleman joined MAP for a residency through American Composers Forum (ACF) and...

  • Strauss’ “Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche,” Op. 28 | Pre-College Orchestra

    Adam Glaser conducts the Juilliard Pre-College Orchestra in performing “Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche” (Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks). This 1895 tone poem by Richard Strauss tells the story of German folk hero Till Eulenspiegel, a trickster whose antics lead to his eventual demise. When...

  • Boulanger’s “D’un matin de printemps” | Juilliard Pre-College Orchestra

    The Juilliard Pre-College Orchestra, conducted by Adam Glaser, performs this Impressionist work of vibrant energy. “D’un matin de printemps” was Boulanger’s final orchestra work, written before her untimely death at age 24. This short piece packs in several musical twists and turns while exhibiti...

  • "It Takes a Village" | Documentary

    Take a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of "Village," a unique collaboration between Juilliard's Preparatory Division, Juilliard Dance, Washington Heights and Inwood Music Community Charter School (WHIN), and composer Kendall Williams.

  • Village | Preparatory Division Commission, Dance

    Set to an original composition by composer Kendall Williams, commissioned by Juilliard’s Prep Division, “Village” brings together young performers from Juilliard’s Preparatory Division and the Washington Heights and Inwood Music Community Charter School, as well as dancers and choreographers from...

  • Jennifer Higdon’s “blue cathedral” | Pre-College Orchestra

    “blue cathedral” (1999) is one of the most performed contemporary orchestral works, with more than 650 performances worldwide. Composed by multi Grammy- and Pulitzer-winning composer Jennifer Higdon.

    “Blue … like the sky. Where all possibilities soar. Cathedrals … a place of thought, growth, spi...

  • Carlos Simon’s “The Block” | Pre-College Orchestra

    Tito Muñoz conducts the Juilliard Pre-College Orchestra in performing Carlos Simon’s “The Block.” This short orchestral study inspired the late visual artist Romare Bearden’s series of six paintings also titled “The Block.” Just as Bearden’s paintings incorporated various mediums to express the r...

  • A Celebration of MAP’s 30th Anniversary | MAP Wind Ensemble

    As part of MAP’s 30th anniversary, Terry Szor conducts this young wind ensemble from our Preparatory Division in a series of wonderful new works from contemporary composers.

    Celebrating its 30th anniversary, MAP is a Saturday program for intermediate and advanced music students from New York Ci...

  • James Lee III’s “Towards Irresistible Praise” | MAP Wind Ensemble

    The MAP Wind Ensemble, conducted by Terry Szor, is proud to present the world premiere of “Towards Irresistible Praise” (2022) by the 2022-2023 season’s MAP composer in residence, James Lee III. 

    The premiere of “Towards Irresistible Praise” is the culmination of Lee’s time with Juilliard’s Pr...