Additional Opportunities


The following are additional opportunities for students to supplement their income while studying at Juilliard. Please note that these programs are not administered by the Financial Aid Office.

Fellowships at Juilliard

Several paid programs allow students to teach, participate in community service and share their art with the community.  Positions are typically determined after students have completed a year in their program.

For more information about teaching or performing fellowships within the community, contact the Office of Community Engagement. For information about teaching fellowships and assistantships within the Juilliard School, contact the Office of Academic Affairs or call (212) 799-5000, ext. 351

Career Services

In addition to offering students a variety of tools that can help them develop their long-term career goals, the Office of Career Services provides students and alumni with varied work opportunities. The Hire Juilliard Performers program prepares students for paid performances facilitated by Career Services. Those with prior teaching experience can apply to join the Private Teacher Directory, a national listing of profiles of people who are available to teach privately. The online Juilliard Jobs Bank provides a range of opportunities to work outside the School.  Students are also eligible to participate in specialized residencies, concert series and collaborations with venues and organizations.

For more information, please visit the Office of Career Services Web site.

Residence Hall Assistantships

Students may apply after their first year for a number of different leadership positions in the Residence Hall and receive room credit for their service. Visit the Office of Student Affairs for more information.

Special Grants

Summer grants — Juilliard provides funding for a limited number of summer projects, beyond conventional artistic or academic studies, through which students can expand their social awareness and use their talents for the benefit of others. Guidelines are available in the Office of Student Affairs.

Travel grants for singers and collaborative pianists — The Lucrezia Bori Prize is awarded each year to singers and collaborative pianists to provide funding for intensive foreign language summer study and cultural immersion outside of the United States. Further information is available from the Dean’s Office.

Other special grants — Through the Dorothy Hill Klotzman Fund and the Mitchell J. Epstein Memorial Fund, Juilliard provides modest support for student musical projects not covered by tuition. Such projects might include, but are not limited to, subsidies for recordings or copying costs. Further information is available from the Dean's Office.

Gina Bachauer International Piano Competition

Held each May, the Gina Bachauer Competition provides winners with major tuition scholarships to Juilliard. The competition is open to all students applying for graduate programs in piano, as well as currently enrolled students above the first year undergraduate level. To qualify, students applying for graduate programs must apply during the February-March entrance audition period. Only those students who receive the highest faculty recommendation on their jury exams or audition forms will be invited to participate.

The repertoire for all participants must include substantial works representing different periods totaling at least 50 minutes of music (concertos are not allowed). All programs must be submitted to the Concert Office in advance of the competition.

More information is available from the Concert Office, (212) 799-5000, ext. 510.