The Juilliard School located in the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York City, United States, is a performing arts conservatory which was established during 1905. It is identified informally as simply "Juilliard," and currently trains about 800 undergraduate and graduate students in dance, drama, and music.
Juilliard Manuscript Collection:
In 2006 Juilliard received a trove of precious music manuscripts from the billionaire collector and financier Bruce Kovner. The collection includes autograph scores, sketches, composer-emended proofs and first editions of major works by Mozart, Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Schumann, Chopin, Schubert, Liszt, Ravel, Stravinsky, Copland and other masters of the classical music canon. Many of the manuscripts had been unavailable for generations.
The schools offers courses in dance, drama, and music. The dance division, Juilliard Dance, was established during 1951 by William Schuman with Martha Hill as its director. It offers a four-year Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) or a Diploma. Juilliard Drama was established during 1968 by the actor John Houseman and Michel Saint-Denis. Its acting program offers four-year courses for BFA, Master of Fine Arts (MFA), or, on request, a diploma. The Lila Acheson Wallace American Playwrights Program offers one-year, tuition-free, graduate fellowships. Juilliard Music is the largest of the school's divisions.
Available degrees are Bachelor of Music or Diploma, Master of Music, Doctor of Musical Arts, and Artist Diploma in certain subjects, including Jazz Studies, Music Performance, and Opera Studies. Academic majors are brass, collaborative piano, composition, guitar, harp, harpsichord, historical performance, jazz studies, orchestral conducting, organ, percussion, piano, strings, voice/opera, woodwinds. The Juilliard Vocal Arts department now incorporates the former Juilliard Opera Center. All Bachelor and Master courses require credits from the Liberal Arts course; Joseph Polisi is a member of the Liberal Arts faculty.