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Collaborating With The World Renowned Juilliard School

04 October 2016

We are excited to reveal that as of September 2016 our students have begun to benefit from an enhanced performing arts curriculum. 

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We are one of the first schools in the world to benefit from an innovative new collaboration between Nord Anglia Education and The Juilliard School in New York. Our students have begun to follow an embedded performing arts curriculum developed by specialists from Juilliard, along with continued support from, and engagement with, Juilliard alumni and affiliated artists.

The collaboration is designed to enhance our performing arts offering through its innovative structure, design and approach. The new embedded arts curriculum, which focuses first on music, was developed by curriculum and music experts at both Juilliard and Nord Anglia Education.

The music curriculum is designed for all students, not just those who are serious about learning an instrument or musical performance.  It is based around a repertoire of 12 core works covering a wide range of cultures, genres and historical periods, each of which has been carefully chosen by Juilliard to open the door to categories of music and fundamentals essential for all young people to know and experience. Ultimately, the curriculum aims to nurture cultural literacy and support your child in developing key skills, such as discipline, creativity and confidence that will enable them to succeed anywhere in the world once they’ve left school.  

Tim Deyes, Principal of British International School, HCMC said: “The BIS community feels extremely honoured to be actively associated with Juilliard.  It is yet another example of how we offer such a rich array of educational activities that go way beyond the formal classroom setting.”

Joseph W. Polisi, President at the Juilliard School, said, "In collaborating with Nord Anglia, we have a unique opportunity to share our expertise, offering those studying at Nord Anglia schools the chance to learn from the best that our two institutions can offer."

“We believe that the performing arts should have a significant role within today’s global educational environment.  By working with Nord Anglia, we can reach students from around the world to cultivate their skills and help guide them in their future growth."

Our school will also offer drama and dance curriculums over the coming years, and Nord Anglia and Juilliard have also launched a performing arts summer programme. The first two-week programme was held in Switzerland in July 2016 and included drama, dance, voice and instrumental tuition. One of our students attending the summer programme and wrote about her experience here.

Who is The Juilliard School?

The Juilliard School, founded in 1905, is a world leader in performing arts education. Juilliard’s mission is to provide the highest calibre of artistic education for gifted musicians, dancers and actors from around the world so that they may achieve their fullest potential as artists, leaders, and global citizens.

Learn more about Juilliard and their alumni here.

"I am confident that the Juilliard collaboration will make a huge difference to our students within and beyond the classroom. The skills developed through this exciting collaboration will include a keyboard scheme for all students. This will be developed alongside a series of extremely well resourced activities using Juilliard alumni, based around a selection of major works that will be studied throughout each students school path, from year 1 to graduation. The programme will open the minds of our students to music and its importance in our society." Ian Alexander, Director of Music

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