The Tianjin Juilliard School Pre-College opened in the fall of 2019 and offers a comprehensive conservatory-style music program, on Saturdays from September to May, for advanced Pre-College students ages 8-18 who exhibit the talent, potential, and ambition to pursue serious music study at the college level. Pre-College students are mentored by an international roster of faculty and given many opportunities to perform in solo, chamber, and orchestral concerts. Members of the Tianjin Juilliard Pre-College faculty are distinguished artist-teachers, many of whom are members of Tianjin Juilliard School’s graduate school faculty. The faculty serves as teachers, role models, and mentors guiding students as they develop technical proficiency while fostering creativity and intellectual curiosity. Recognizing the importance of early development and discipline in the music field, the school will offer an atmosphere where artistic gifts and technical skills can flourish. Here at Tianjin Juilliard School, you will:
- Refine your technical playing and develop a unique musical voice through lessons and classes with a world-class faculty.
- Be part of an internationally-minded community to help prepare you for future studies at conservatories, colleges, and universities around the world.
- Receive your training at the only American-style pre-college music program taught bilingually in English and Chinese, anywhere in China.
- Engage in the authentic Juilliard experience and in a program completely aligned with its New York counterpart, designed to develop the next generation of musicians, leaders, and global citizens.
- Study at the weekday academic school of your choice while pursuing rigorous music studies on Saturdays at The Tianjin Juilliard School.
- Receive a certificate upon graduation from the Pre-College to acknowledge your participation and artistic progress.
A Juilliard education empowers students to discover their full potential as musicians, curious, intellectuals, responsible global citizens, and leaders of their generation.
The Pre-College offers a complete curriculum that includes weekly private lesson, chamber music, studio class, music theory, ear training, chorus, English for Musical Purposes, string orchestra, wind ensemble and piano performance forum, as well as elective courses. Students are given ample opportunities to perform in solo, chamber, chorus and orchestral concerts.
Pre-College student schedules are highly individualized and tailored to their specific level of development. Students should be prepared to attend classes between 8:30 AM and 7:00 PM on Saturdays during the academic year. All classes are scheduled in one-hour blocks, with the exception of ensemble rehearsals which are longer.
Attending Tianjin Juilliard Pre-College
Tianjin Juilliard Pre-College is a non-degree granting program and is intended as a supplement to our students’ full-time, Monday-Friday academic education. Many Pre-College students commute each weekend, from near or far, while staying enrolled in their current weekday school.
Tianjin Juilliard Pre-College accepts Chinese nationals as well as international students. The Pre-College does not grant visas to international students or provide study registration to domestic students since the program is non-degree granting. Those who are planning on relocating in order to attend the Pre-College should arrange their own weekday full-time study and visa if necessary.
Located in the district of Binhai, Tianjin, the 450,000 square-foot Tianjin Juilliard campus is designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro, the firm that oversaw the 2009 expansion of Juilliard’s Lincoln Center campus as well as major cultural venues around the globe. The central lobby of the new school is an extension of the surrounding public park and is accessible year-round as a gathering place for students, faculty, and visitors. The cutting-edge architectural design includes the building’s performance halls, teaching studios, practice rooms, and acoustical details that are the first of their kind in China. The campus is a five-minute walk from the Binhai high-speed rail station. By train, downtown Tianjin is a 25-minute ride from the school, with Beijing just one hour away.
Pre-College Academic Calendar: 2023-2024
Assessment Day: students will take assessments in ear training, music theory, chamber music, and English
|September 1, 2023 (Friday)||-||Orientation|
|September 2, 2023||1||Fall semester begins|
|September 9, 2023||2|
|September 16, 2023||3|
|September 23, 2023||4|
|September 30, 2023||-||No classes: National Day|
|October 7, 2023||-||No classes: National Day|
|October 14, 2023||5|
|October 21, 2023||6|
|October 28, 2023||7|
|November 4, 2023||8|
|November 11, 2023||9|
|November 18, 2023||10|
|November 25, 2023||11|
|December 2, 2023||12|
|December 9, 2023||13|
|December 16, 2023||14|
|December 23, 2023||-||No classes: Winter recess|
|December 30, 2023||-||No classes: Winter recess|
|January 6, 2024||-||No classes: Winter recess|
January 13, 2024
|15||Last day of class of fall semester|
|January 20, 2024||16||Spring semester begins|
|January 27, 2024||17|
|February 3, 2024||18|
|February 10, 2024||-||
No classes: Chinese New Year
|February 17, 2024||-||No classes: Chinese New Year|
|February 24, 2024||19|
|March 2, 2024||20|
|March 9, 2024||21|
|March 16, 2024||22||
|March 23, 2024||23|
|March 30, 2024||24|
|April 6, 2024||-||No classes: Spring Break & Tomb Sweeping|
|April 13, 2024||25|
|April 20, 2024||26|
|April 27, 2024||27|
|May 4, 2024||28|
|May 11, 2024||29|
|May 18, 2024||30|
|May 19, 2024 (Sunday)||-||Jury/Final Performance|