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Julliard to open branch in China - 02/04/13 08:54 AM
Several U.S. institutions — most notably Yale and New York University — are in the process of opening Asian campuses. But Juilliard is the first major U.S. performing arts school to take the leap.
The idea is to open a facility in Yujiapu, a planned financial district under construction in Tianjin, a city outside Beijing...
The Chinese campus will serve as the only non-U.S. location for students who wish to audition for the main Juilliard in New York.
“Students from Asian countries will not have to fly over to New York for live auditions anymore,” said Katy Ho, a fourth-year viola performance major who has performed at Carnegie Hall.
“Everyone will now get an equal opportunity to enter Juilliard,” said Ms. Ho, a Macau native who spoke at the Asia Society event.