‘’Even though we are teaching classes, jamming with the students onstage has also taught us about the groove of Africa.’’
~ Austin Reynolds, Juilliard scholar who visited MaP in July 2016
Every few years, Juilliard students visit MaP to facilitate workshops and create a production with the student body. These workshops allow MaP students and Batswana artists to receive invaluable skills and experience as performing artists. According to the Juilliard website, ‘’The Juilliard School is an arts college located in New York, USA. Founded in 1905, its mission is to provide the highest caliber 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. To date, Juilliard alumni have collectively won more than 105 Grammy Awards, 24 Academy Awards, 47 Emmy Awards and numerous additional accolades.’’
As part of their residency at MaP, Juilliard apprentices actively engage in school life, living on campus and participating in service activities such as volunteering at the BSPCA and tutoring orphans and vulnerable children. Their time at MaP allows them to fully interact with Batswana and learn key aspects of our culture. Each group of Juilliard scholars to visit MaP has left a unique mark on the school’s community, and their impact will continue to be felt for years to come.
Click here to read an article written by a Juilliard student about their experience at MaP in 2010.