Developed in collaboration with nonprofit web-based learning platform edX, Open Classroom aims to connect Juilliard and its faculty with a global audience
The Juilliard School in New York has today launched Open Classroom, a series of online performing arts courses. Developed in collaboration with nonprofit web-based learning platform edX, Open Classroom aims to connect the school and its faculty with a global audience.
The Open Classroom curriculum 'reflects Juilliard's multimodal, cross-disciplinary approach to performing arts education' and features respected artists and ensembles, including members of the Berlin Philharmonic and of Juilliard's faculty.
Curriculum topics range from dealing with performance anxiety to music theory and history, and will be expanded in the coming months. During each six-week course students may form interactive practice groups with their peers and instructors and upon completion will receive a statement of accomplishment.
'In the past, performing arts education was something that happened on college campuses, in private studios, or in concert halls,' said Juilliard president Joseph W. Polisi. 'Without changing our on-campus curriculum, Open Classroom will allow us to expand the reach and impact of our educational programmes, giving students of drama, music, and dance around the globe the opportunity to develop their craft and to understand the inner workings of great works of art under the guidance of some of the world's greatest performing arts educators.'
For full details and enrollment, visit open.juilliard.edu.