The Juilliard School Launches New On-Demand Platform

The Juilliard School has announced the launch of its new on-demand digital platform, Juilliard LIVE. The school’s new digital platform that includes a curated selection of programming from Juilliard’s music, dance, drama, and preparatory divisions. Highlights offered in the music section include the 2021 historical performance of Handel’s ‘Teseo,” excerpts from Henry Purcell’s “King Arthur,” John Holiday’s masterclass, and more. {…}

Juilliard Fires Robert Beaser Following Investigation

The Juilliard School in New York has fired Robert Beaser, chair of its composition department following an independent investigation that found Beaser had “engaged in conduct which interfered with individuals’ academic work and was inconsistent with Juilliard’s commitment to providing a safe and supportive learning environment for its students.” Additionally, the investigation found that he had an “unreported relationship” that {…}

The Juilliard School Suspends Faculty Member Following Sexual Abuse Allegations

The Juilliard School has announced that Robert Beaser has been put on leave following allegations of sexual abuse. The news comes after a report by Van magazine reported that Beaser, the department’s former chair, and current faculty member, faced multiple, previously-undisclosed allegations of sexual harassment and misconduct from the late 1990s and 2000s. According to the report, “the allegations against {…}

The Juilliard School 2018-19 Review: Don Giovanni

The Juilliard School successfully showcased a refined production of Mozart’s “Don Giovanni” that brought the 2018-2019 season to a close. Emphasizing its relevancy to modern day societal awakening, the overall perspective was superbly defined by director Emma Griffin. With a psychologically insightful design and free-thinking based concept, Griffin cultivated an artistically impactful performance that gave as strong an impression as {…}

Juilliard School 2018 Review – Hippolyte et Aricie: Production Recreates What Rameau Would Have Hoped For

Premiering in 1773, Jean-Phillipe Rameau’s first opera, “Hippolyte et Aricie,” was considered to be a ground-breaking and controversial work that would further inspire a continuation of masterpieces that Rameau would create in support of “modern” music.  Modeled after Racine’s tragedy “Phèdre,” Rameau created a tragédie lyrique, that stirred perspectives surrounding a genre of French opera that began with Jean-Baptiste Lully {…}