Tianjin Juilliard School construction moves forward

Posted on: June 16, 2017

“The Juilliard School broke ground today on the Tianjin Juilliard School, and unveiled the structure’s design by Diller Scofidio + Renfro, the firm responsible for the 2009 Lincoln Center campus renovations,” reads an unsigned Thursday (6/15) report at MusicalAmerica.com (subscription required). “The school is slated to open in 2019; Juilliard reports that it will grant master’s degrees in selected music concentrations, as well as offering pre-college and community music school options…. Last March Juilliard named Alexander Brose, VP of development at the Aspen Music Festival and School, as the new campus’s executive director and C.E.O. and violinist Wei He as artistic director and dean…. Juilliard’s incoming president, former ballet star Damien Woetzel, is the brother of Dr. Jonathan Woetzel, one of the prime movers behind McKinsey & Company’s China office and the co-chair of the Urban China Initiative—a joint venture of Columbia University, Tsinghua University, and McKinsey. Jonathan, who has lived in China since 1985 and is fluent in Mandarin, has authored five books on China.”

Posted June 16, 2017