Hello, all! For those of you who are either students at the Juilliard School, or have in some way a connection with the school, can you please tell me what your audition process was like and any specifics of what the school of music is looking for? I’m a jazz studies major in my process for undergrad, and I plan to audition for the school for grad studies. The school itself is very traditional when it comes to the music (even for the jazz program). What challenged you when you auditioned for the school? How did you prepare for your audition?
For me, being a jazz guitarist, I’m making it vital on myself to listen to so much music, and really work on speaking the music on my instrument. REALLY broadening my knowledge of great bands from Basie to Ellington to Thad Jones, etc. Also transcribing and understanding the vocabulary presented.
Please, feel free to send me any information you have on the school as it would provide great insight.