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Juilliard Names Marsalis Director of Jazz Studies

Jazzed Magazine • News • December 19, 2013

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The Juilliard School and Jazz at Lincoln Center recently announced that Wynton Marsalis, Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Managing & Artistic Director and a Juilliard alumnus, will become Director of Jazz Studies at Juilliard beginning July 1, 2014. Mr. Marsalis actively will oversee the Spring 2014 auditions and admissions cycle to select the entering class for Fall 2014, while immediately beginning to plan for how the program and curriculum will evolve under his leadership to meet the needs of gifted young jazz musicians.

In addition, the two organizations announced a substantial new initiative to give Juilliard Jazz students increased access to Jazz at Lincoln Center’s education programs, concert opportunities, and audience development projects that will augment their academic work and career. Adding to the School’s existing practical teaching experiences for its jazz students, JaLC will provide additional opportunities to perform, and develop practical insights into managing their own careers by participating in JALC’s innovative social media, digital marketing, and webcasting initiatives. This new collaboration revitalizes the relationship between the two organizations, which began when jazz education was introduced at Juilliard with the first class of jazz instrumentalists arriving in September 2001.

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