Studio and Classroom Faculty Information for Pre-College
Studio and Classroom Faculty Teaching Schedules
The Pre-College office schedules lesson times and will send teaching schedules to faculty by email.
Change of Major Teacher
- Teacher’s initiative: The teacher must notify the student personally of the intention to discontinue teaching as soon as possible after the May jury examination. Leading up to this announcement, the teacher should give warnings and indications throughout the semester, and the teacher’s concerns should be reflected in the semester grade. Under no circumstances will a teacher be permitted to discontinue a student after June 15 for the following school year.
- Student’s initiative: Changes may be made only between academic years. The students should discuss their desire to change studios with the Pre-College administration before contacting a prospective teacher. If a student approaches a faculty member who is not their current studio teacher about joining their studio, the faculty member must contact the Pre-College administration before making any commitment to the student.
Pre-College class rosters for the 2022-23 academic year will be emailed directly to faculty.
The Pre-College allows student absences with proper advance notification.
- Students or parents are responsible for notifying the Pre-College Office, studio teachers, and chamber music coaches of absences by Tuesday before the Saturday absence.
- In the event of a sudden illness or emergency, students or parents are responsible for notifying the Pre-College Office, studio teachers, and chamber music coaches no later than 8:00am on Saturday.
Students are in jeopardy of failing a course after accruing five or more absences, which includes any combination of absences and late arrivals. Please see the Pre-College Student Handbook for a detailed explanation of Pre-College attendance policies.
Juries (performance examinations) are required in the spring semester every academic year for all students except for graduating (12th grade) students. An average of the grades given by the adjudicating faculty will appear on the student's transcript in addition to a spring semester grade given by the student’s major teacher. Individual jury schedules are announced in May.
Leave of Absence Re-Entry Jury
Students who are granted a Leave of Absence will notify their wish to return by April 1. They are expected to present a re-entry jury in mid-late April, and will only be re-admitted into the Pre-College with a passing composite grade by a faculty jury panel. Students are recommended to continue taking lessons with their major teacher during the entire period of Leave of Absence. Major teachers should also help prepare students for their re-entry jury.
Participation in Entrance Auditions, Juries, and Required Recitals
All studio faculty members are expected to participate in students’ entrance auditions and juries. Auditions will be scheduled between January 15 and April 15 each year; specific dates will be published at least 6 months in advance and will managed by the Admissions Office. Jury dates can be found on each year’s academic calendar. It is the responsibility of faculty members to arrange their own schedules so that their availability for auditions and juries is protected.
Studio teachers are expected to attend their students’ required recitals as a significant component of their instruction and relationship with students.
Any classroom behavior that interferes with the instructor’s ability to teach or distracts from the concentration of other students will not be tolerated. Such behavior may include: eating or drinking; talking to a neighbor in a disruptive manner; using electronic devices for non-academic purposes, including a cell phone; inappropriate language; physical violence of any kind; and arriving late and/or leaving early without permission. If actions detract from the learning of any other person in the class, the offender will be asked to leave class immediately. If the student continues to be disruptive and does not leave the room after being clearly told to do so, the teacher’s report to the Assistant Dean will place the student on disciplinary probation, with the potential of being dismissed from school.
There are many performance opportunities for Pre-College students. It is the responsibility of the studio faculty to help guide their students to prepare and register for suitable performance opportunities and help maintain a high standard of performance. Each student should perform at least once each semester.
The Pre-College Office will be sending course evaluations to all students at the end of each year, giving the students an opportunity to provide feedback about the course and their teachers.
Faculty Software and Applications
Canvas is an online learning management systems (LMS) embedded in Juilliard OKTA for faculty to share documents, post announcements and assignments, and keep track of teaching modules. Faculty could also use Canvas to take attendance if needed. Faculty could choose whether or not to use Canvas based on teaching habits and needs. The data in Canvas will be archived when semester ends.
Cadence is the Student Information System (SIS) to keep track of student information, academic status, and grades. Faculty should upload student grades to Cadence by the end of each semester after the course ends.
Rooms, Facilities, and Piano Usage for Pre-Colleage
Use of Studios and Rooms
Room assignments for lessons and classes are handled through the Pre-College Office. Please contact us directly if you have any special requests.
Faculty can access their assigned teaching studios/classrooms by swiping their ID card at the door. Access is granted by the Pre-College Office through Asimut, the room-booking system. For special room booking requests, such as large rehearsal halls, please contact the Pre-College Office for assistance.
Tianjin Juilliard spaces are to be used only by members of the Tianjin Juilliard community and for Tianjin Juilliard-related purposes. Note that Tianjin Juilliard faculty are not allowed to teach private students on the Tianjin Juilliard premises.
The lounge outside of the Pre-College Office area on the second floor of Building C is for faculty. There is also a pantry with a coffee machine, refrigerator, and microwave.
Faculty are welcome to use the copy machine for school-related materials located in the Library on the 4th and 5th floors during school hours. The copy machines can accommodate copying large scores and can forward scanned documents via email.
Requests to photocopy copyrighted material must be approved in advance by the Library with a PHOTOCOPY REQUEST: COPYRIGHT APPROVAL FORM. These forms are available in the Library. The Tianjin Juilliard School adheres to the copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governing the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted materials. The School’s equipment may not be used for unauthorized photocopying.
Piano and Harpsichord Moving and Maintenance
- All piano moving requests should be sent to the Tianjin Juilliard School head piano technician as well as to the Pre-College Office.
- Piano moving within a classroom or studio is not permitted.
- Moving concert grands from room to room or to an external location requires professional piano movers.
- To report piano damage or request piano maintenance, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
All TJS staff pianists are hired through a formal audition and interview process. The staff pianists are managed by TJS Staff Pianist Coordinator, Allie Su (email@example.com). For any collaborative piano needs, please direct your questions to Allie Su who manages repertoire assignments and schedules.
A=441 is the tuning standard for pianos at Tianjin Juilliard.
Standards and Regulations for Pre-College
Students receive grades each semester for all of their classes. The grades will become part of the student’s permanent record. Grades are recorded as follows:
|B||A grade of B in major lessons or juries warrants performance warning|
|B-||A grade of B- or lower in major lessons or juries warrants performance probation|
|D||A grade of D or lower in any academic subject warrants academic warning|
|F||A grade of F in any academic subject warrants academic probation|
Students are expected to apply themselves seriously to their studies and to conduct themselves in a manner consistent with the standards of The Tianjin Juilliard School.
In order to maintain satisfactory progress, students must:
- Receive a B+ or above in their major area of study and on their jury
- Receive a C- or above in any other subjects
Students may contest a grade by writing to the Pre-College Assistant Dean after which they may be directed to consult with the faculty member to understand better the computation of the grade. Further appeal will be guided by the Assistant Dean.
The purpose of the mid-semester report is to help the PC Administration become aware of any academic or behavioral issues when the semester is in progress and to gain insight on general student progress. A survey is sent out to all PC faculty in the middle of each semester. Faculty should provide clear and timely feedback. Should any issues require immediate attention, the PC Office will schedule a meeting with both the student and the parent to discuss the issues. The mid-semester meetings serve as a warning and a reminder, and no academic or probation status changes will be issued during the semester.
All graduating students are eligible to receive a Certificate of Graduation from the Pre-College Division provided they fulfill the following requirements:
- Successful completion of all required course work
- Satisfactory performance of a solo recital during their 12th grade year
- Recommendation by the faculty
Graduating students who do not fulfill these requirements will receive a Certificate of Attendance.
Pre-College Commencement is usually held on the last day of the academic year.
Students begin their studies at Tianjin Juilliard in good standing and are expected to maintain that status throughout their programs of study at the School. Should a student’s progress fall below departmental standards with respect to any aspect of the qualitative and quantitative review, the student will receive written notification of a change in enrollment status (warning or probation) as described below. Copies of such notifications are routinely shared with the major teacher.
Standard Categories of Disciplinary Action
If a student receives a grade lower than the required minimum, they may receive a letter of warning. Such a letter is normally issued at the close of the semester but may be issued at any time during the academic year. A warning indicates a severe lapse in performance nearly warranting probationary status.
A student may be placed on probation at any time for significant problems in meeting the artistic, technical, and/or professional requirements of their major field of study, including an unprofessional attitude toward class attendance or for a serious breach of ethical conduct.
Academic Warning and Probation
Students will be placed on academic warning if they receive a grade of D in any class other than their lesson or jury. Failure to correct the grade(s) the following semester will result in academic probation. A grade of F immediately places a student on academic probation. Failure to correct the grade(s) after one probationary semester may result in dismissal from the School.
Performance Warning and Probation
Students will be placed on performance warning if they receive a grade of B in their major or on their jury. If they receive a B- or lower, students will be placed on performance probation. If a probationary grade is given in the fall semester, failure to improve the grade to a minimum of a B in the spring semester or as a jury grade may result in dismissal.
If a probationary grade is given either in the spring semester or on the student’s jury at the end of the academic year, an additional jury will be assigned to the student at the end of the following fall semester. Failure to obtain a minimum of a B either as a semester grade or on the additional jury may result in mid-year dismissal.
Graduating students (grade 12) who are on performance probation may be restricted from Pre-College events, such as master classes and competitions. Non-graduating students on performance probation may also be restricted from giving a solo recital.
Students who do not meet The Tianjin Juilliard School’s standards may, at the School’s discretion, be subject to dismissal. A student may be asked to withdraw at any time if their attitude or conduct conflicts with the standards of the School, or if, by remaining enrolled, they endanger their own health or the health of others. Acts of cheating and vandalism are dismissible offenses.
Students who are dismissed are notified in a personal conference with the Associate Dean and Assistant Dean, and by written notification.
Standards of Academic Integrity
Academic misconduct and dishonesty undermine the integrity of teaching and learning in the Pre-College community. Such cases are taken seriously and will be resolved in a fair and consistent manner.
Definitions of Academic Misconduct and Dishonesty
Academic misconduct and dishonesty encompass all classroom, studio, and performance work and includes but is not limited to: plagiarism, unauthorized use of materials or resources (“cheating”), prohibited collaboration or consultation, use of fabricated or falsified information, interference with or sabotage of academic activity, unauthorized taking or receipt of materials or resources to gain an academic advantage, unauthorized recordings, bribery, submission of paper or academic work purchased or obtained from an outside source, and conspiracy to commit academic dishonesty.