The instrumental and orchestral studies program trains musicians at the highest level for careers as members of symphony orchestras and other large performing ensembles. It is one of the most comprehensive and selective programs of its kind in Asia. This major is open to flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn, trumpet, trombone, bass trombone, percussion, harp, violin, viola, cello, and double bass players.
Major study revolves around participation in the Tianjin Juilliard Orchestra and through private lessons and coachings from an international roster of faculty-in-residence who will play side-by-side on occasion with their students in orchestra. Students will also be coached by Juilliard New York faculty members and other visiting artist-teachers. There is ample opportunity to participate in mock as well as real-world auditions. In addition, the Tianjin Juilliard orchestral studies program is designed to develop students’ extra-musical skills. Students learn to interact with audiences, gain an understanding of orchestral governance, as well as develop skills in audience and community engagement.
Tianjin Juilliard’s relationships with major performance organizations worldwide will provide students with professional experience in orchestras. Coursework explores the performance practices and traditions of orchestral repertoire. As a student, you hone your skills through participation in
- regular orchestral readings, rehearsals, and performances of the Tianjin Juilliard Orchestra led by Tianjin Juilliard's resident conductors and renowned guest conductors
- weekly orchestral repertoire classes
- mock auditions
- workshops on audition preparation
- side-by-side performance opportunities with faculty and visiting artists
- master classes led by faculty and prominent visiting artists
- chamber music performances