2007-03-16 / Community

Juilliard Program For Young Musicians

Juilliard's Music Advancement Program (MAP) for beginning musicians from New York City is accepting applications for Fall 2007 classes. The two-year program, open to children ages 8-14, offers early music training on orchestral instruments and piano.

Applications will be accepted until Sunday, April 15.

MAP's curriculum includes full-day, instrument instruction that target students who are underrepresented in the performing arts. Private lessons, small and large ensemble rehearsal and performance, music theory, performance workshops, and classes dealing with creative musical expression are available in the program. All MAP students will play in performances several times during the season, participate in artist workshops and master classes, and annually attend New York Philharmonic and Jazz at Lincoln Center's Young People's performances.

To be eligible, students must reside in and attend school in one of the five boroughs, and must have played their chosen instrument for at least six months. MAP is for beginning and dedicated young musicians, with a sliding scale tuition based solely on financial need. Students and parents must be ready to accept the commitment to the extensive schedules. MAP Saturday classes begin at 8 a.m. and continue through 3:15 p.m.

An application to MAP includes teacher recommendation and financial aid forms to be completed before an audition appointment.

MAP auditions take place on Saturday, May 19. Call-back appointments, which include parent interviews, are scheduled from May 21-24, 2007.

For information and an application online, visit www.juilliard.edu/mapadmissions , call The Juilliard School at 212-799-5000 ext. 298, or write to Juilliard Music Advancement Program (MAP), 60 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023.

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