Juilliard announces new China campus designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro

The Tianjin Juilliard School will have graduate courses, a pre-college program, an instrumental training program, adult education, and public performances and exhibits.

October 01, 2015 |
New York's Juilliard School, renovated in 2009 by Diller Scofidio + Renfro

New York's Juilliard School, renovated in 2009 by Diller Scofidio + Renfro. Paul Masck/Wikimedia Commons

The Juilliard School is expanding to China. The dance, drama, and music institution announced this week that it has plans for a branch in Tianjin, which will be the first U.S.-accredited master’s degree performing arts institution in the nation.

The Tianjin Juilliard School will be designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro, the firm that created the 2006-09 expansion of Juilliard’s New York school.

The Tianjin facility will have a graduate program with a Master of Music degree in orchestral performance, chamber music performance, and collaborative piano. It will also offer a pre-college program, an instrumental training program, adult education, and public performances and exhibits.

“I believe that maintaining Juilliard’s prominence in the global performing arts landscape will depend on a robust series of programs to engage with a wide range of learners in different parts of the world,” Juilliard President Joseph W. Polisi said in a statement.

The school is expected to open in 2018.

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