The safety and well-being of our Tianjin Juilliard students, faculty, and staff continues to be the top priority for The Tianjin Juilliard School leadership. Currently, there are no COVID-19 cases among our Tianjin Juilliard community members. We are continuing to monitor the evolving situation to ensure a safe and healthy environment for our community and mitigate potential risks. As a global institution, we are committed to overcoming the challenges together. Our thoughts are with those who have been affected by the outbreak around the world.
Tianjin Juilliard Pre-College will offer online lessons and classes for the remainder of the Spring 2020 semester, which has been extended to June 27, 2020. This includes instrumental lessons through the Public Education Division. The Community Youth Chorus has been suspended for the Spring 2020 semester and will resume in Fall 2020.
The Pre-College admissions process for Fall 2020 entry continues to select new students to join the program.The admission process is continuing smoothly, despite the impact of COVID-19. Applicants will submit final audition recordings instead of attending a live audition.
Some regional auditions including those scheduled to take place in New York and Asia in March were cancelled. Applicants will complete their auditions remotely via video recordings. Late applications are still being accepted in certain instruments. Please contact the Office of Admissions for more details.
Tianjin Juilliard Ensemble concerts planned for in Tianjin and Beijing in April are postponed until further notice.
Travel Restrictions and General Guidelines
The Tianjin Juilliard School is following the recommendations and measures for prevention and control of COVID-19 including travel restrictions, as provided by the Government of Tianjin Municipality and the Tianjin Municipality Education Commission as well as The Juilliard School in New York. In addition, The Juilliard School and The Tianjin Juilliard School are closely monitoring the updates issued by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO) as well as international travel restrictions in place by airlines and countries.
Apart from the public community updates, we remain in contact with all of our students, faculty, and staff through multiple platforms including email, video conferencing, online meetings, and more. We are in constant communication with our Pre-College students and their families to notify them on updates and dates pertaining to their academic schedules. Our Office of Admissions is communicating closely with our applicants to outline the process for fulfilling application and audition requirements in light of these circumstances.
Reopening of Administrative Offices
On April 8, 2020, our administrative offices in Binhai began a gradual reopening process. This decision was made in consultation with our government partners and occurred only after the necessary reopening approvals were met.
To learn more about the latest COVID-19 updates and guidelines for the Juilliard community in New York, please visit The Juilliard School’s health advisory page here.
To read more about the COVID-19 situation reports, please visit the World Health Organization website here.
This is an update to the original message published below on January 28, 2020.
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January 28, 2020
A Message from The Tianjin Juilliard School: Precautionary Measures in Response to the Novel Coronavirus
In response to the current Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak, The Juilliard School and The Tianjin Juilliard School have taken immediate action to ensure the health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff in China. We are following the recommendations and measures for prevention and control of 2019-nCoV, as provided by the Government of Tianjin Municipality and the Tianjin Municipality Education Commission.
All classes and activities of Tianjin Juilliard Pre-College will be postponed until further notice, including Pre-College classes, Community Youth Chorus rehearsals, and lessons through the Public Education Division.
All in-person admissions-related activities within Asia will be postponed until March 1. We anticipate resuming in-person auditions and other activities within Asia in March, depending on the developments in the 2019-nCoV. Please refer to the Admissions section of our website for updates.
Outside of the region, Graduate Studies regional auditions are anticipated to occur in New York, Paris, and San Francisco in the month of February. We plan to take preventative steps, monitor developments, and proceed in a manner that does not pose health risks.
The safety and well-being of our Tianjin Juilliard community is of utmost concern to the Tianjin Juilliard School leadership. This is an evolving situation which we are monitoring very closely. We will continue to keep the community informed as new information is available, with guidance from the health authorities. Please feel free to contact us if you have any issues or questions.
Pre-College Students, Families, and Applicants:
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Graduate Studies Applicants:
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