The Tianjin Juilliard Orchestra will be comprised of all orchestral instrumental majors in the master’s degree programs and will be led by world-renowned guest conductors. Tianjin Juilliard resident faculty and visiting artists will lead discussions, coach sectionals, and play in side-by-side rehearsals. Students will perform a diverse repertoire ranging from baroque to contemporary orchestral works as well as pieces for traditional Chinese instruments and orchestra. Tianjin Juilliard's performing orchestral ensembles will present over 10 concerts each season. Student participation will provide a solid foundation for instrumentalists aspiring to join professional orchestras.
The Tianjin Juilliard Chamber Orchestra (TJCO) will be guided by a shared leadership model. The musicians will work without a conductor, and learn how to make musical decisions, with guidance from their coaches. TJCO explores all the roles held by a conductor. As a group, the musicians will discuss how best to divide those responsibilities within the group. It is the goal that each participant will come away from the experience with new respect for the conductor’s role, and obtain new insights into what each musician can do to improve the rehearsal process and their performances.
The Wind Orchestra will provide an opportunity to study and perform important staples of the wind repertoire, including such masterworks as the Beethoven Octet in E-flat Major, Op. 103, Strauss Serenade in E-flat for 13 winds, Dvořák Serenade, Op. 44, and Stravinsky Octet. Each cycle will be conducted by a Tianjin Juilliard woodwind faculty member or prominent performer.
Participation in Chamber Music is an essential element of every student's education at the school. There will be a Chamber Music Forum held weekly, where student chamber groups perform in front of faculty and other students in the class. Many performances will be given in both informal and formal workshops, and public concerts at the school each semester. Faculty chamber music concerts held throughout the year will include advanced students in mixed ensembles. Guest artists from Juilliard in New York and other parts of the world will be invited to perform with students and faculty, and conduct master classes.
Students will have many opportunities to perform and participate in master classes led by prominent visiting artists. These master classes offer students hands-on instruction and mentorship to inspire and guide them. The Tianjin Juilliard School will welcome regular visiting artists from The Juilliard School and beyond. As a student, you will work on a regular basis with some of the most accomplished artists of our time. Many of these master classes will also be open to the public to attend.