Renée Fleming to Donate Archives to Juilliard

By Francisco Salazar

Renée Fleming will donate her personal archives to the Juilliard School, her alma mater.

Juilliard President Damian Woetzel made the announcement at the beginning of Fleming’s Vocal Arts master class, held in Juilliard’s Paul Hall. The master class featured singers from Juilliard’s Marcus Institute for Vocal Arts and was part of her February residency at the school.

The Renée Fleming Archives document the famed soprano’s ongoing career from its beginnings and includes select correspondence, press clippings and magazine features, press kits, programs, performance and professional engagement materials, video performances, memorabilia, and iconography.

“I’m gratified that Juilliard, which has nurtured so many artists, will provide a central home for my archive,” Fleming said in a press statement. “The world of music has undergone radical change, and I’ve observed that evolution first-hand. I have often forged my own way, on a path that hasn’t always conformed to a standard model. My hope is that this archive will be a useful resource for students, scholars, or music lovers who want to know more about my own experience as an artist.”

Meanwhile, Juilliard President Damian Woetzel added, “We are truly honored that our distinguished alumna Renée Fleming is donating her archives to Juilliard,” “As Renée’s illustrious career continues to break new ground, these archives will expand and give great insight to generations of students, faculty and scholars from around the world.”