The Kennedy Center

The Juilliard School


The Juilliard School has set this country’s standard for education in the performing arts since its 1905 founding. In 1968, Juilliard became one of the original—and only academic—constituents of Lincoln Center. Its esteemed music programs were joined by a Dance Division (est. 1951) and Drama Division (est. 1968). In 2001, Juilliard broke new ground by opening its pre-professional Juilliard Institute for Jazz Studies and since has added bachelor and master of music degree programs in jazz. Juilliard’s student body is drawn from 47 states and represented by 50 foreign countries, its alumni among the best known and respected artists worldwide. Juilliard’s second century has begun with a major expansion of its facilities adding 39,000 square feet of state-of-the-art studios, theaters, rehearsal halls, centers for music technology and writing/communication. A secure facility for storage and use of the priceless Juilliard Manuscript Collection is an important part of the renovation. The School continues to grow with and respond to the needs of a thriving cultural community in the U.S. and abroad. 

Watch Past Performances

Video 3/30/2018: The Conservatory Project: Yale School of Music & Juilliard School of Music

The Conservatory Project is an initiative designed to present the young musical artists in classical, jazz, musical theater, opera, and more from our nation’s leading undergraduate and graduate conservatories, colleges, and universities in performance at the Kennedy Center.

Free general admission tickets will be distributed in the States Gallery starting at approximately 5 p.m., up to two tickets per person.

Video 2/22/2016: Juilliard School

Conservatory Project: Students from the Juilliard School perform Haydn’s String Quartet in B-flat Major and Mendelssohn’s String Quartet in E minor.

Free general admission tickets will be distributed in the States Gallery starting at approximately 5:30 p.m., up to two tickets per person.

Video 4/22/2015: The Juilliard School

Students perform piano trios by Mozart and Ravel.

Video 2/19/2014: Organ Showcase

Students from participating Conservatory Project schools play selections from works by Widor, Schumann, Buxtehude, Smetana, Shostakovich, Demessieux, Litaize, Albright, Dupre, Ellington, Bach, Cochereau, and others on the Rubenstein Family Organ. Part of the Conservatory Project.

Video 2/18/2014: The Juilliard School

Students play Shostakovich’s Piano Trio No. 1 and Schubert’s Piano Trio No. 1. Part of the Conservatory Project.

Video 2/23/2012: The Juilliard School

The Attacca Quartet present Schubert and Adams. Part of the Conservatory Project.

The Juilliard School