Center for Innovation in the Arts

Center for Innovation in the Arts

The Center for Innovation in the Arts, (formerly the Music Technology Center), was created in 1993 to provide students with opportunities to use technology in the creation and performance of new works. Since then the program has expanded to include classes in music production, film scoring and performance technology.

In 2001 the Music Technology Center launched Beyond the Machine: A Festival of Interdisciplinary and Multimedia Art. Beyond the Machine is a 21st-century performance environment that nurtures young artists who are interested in exploring new ways of creating and performing.

With the inauguration of the Rosemary and Meredith Willson Theater in 2009, the Music Technology Center moved to a new, state-of-the-art facility that includes a recording and mixing suite to support music production activities and a digital playroom with interactive performance technology. The Willson Theater was designed with Beyond The Machine events in mind and features interactive audio, lighting, and computer systems.

In 2012 the Music Technology Center was renamed the Center for Innovation in the Arts to reflect the growing opportunities for students in all divisions to collaborate on innovative projects. Together with the Willson Theater, the Center is the home for interdisciplinary (InterArts) and technology-driven activities at Juilliard.     


Edward Bilous, Director
William Fastenow, Director of Performance Technology, Faculty
Greg Kalember, Record & Mix Engineer, Faculty
Mari Kimura, Faculty
Milica Paranosic, Faculty
Jaclyn Birkner, Manager of Performance Activities
Nathan Prillaman, Department Coordinator