Intensive English Summer Program

The Tianjin Juilliard School’s mission is to train musicians who will become global ambassadors in their respective fields, and English proficiency is a key component of this international status. English is the medium of instruction at The Tianjin Juilliard School, and specialist language support is a central feature of the Tianjin Juilliard experience.

About the Program

Following acceptance into the Master of Music degree program, students may be required to complete the five-week Intensive English Summer Program designed to prepare them for graduate study at The Tianjin Juilliard School. The specialized English for Musical Purposes approach brings together modern communicative approaches to English language learning with the specific requirements of the Juilliard music curriculum.

Daily classes focus on preparing students to succeed in all areas of study, including lessons, rehearsals, lectures, seminars and performance-related classes. Specific linguistic support is provided in areas such as music theory, ear training, music appreciation, analysis, research and professional practice.

Progression to Graduate Study

Intensive English Summer students are required to complete the five-week course successfully and will receive extensive individual support to facilitate progression into the Master of Music program. Students will be evaluated on the basis of their overall progress and completed work. Students are not required to re-take the TOEFL or IELTS examinations. 
English support continues throughout the Master’s programs and is specifically designed to supplement the Tianjin Juilliard curriculum.