pianoSonoma Summer Workshop

The Juilliard Evening Division presents the
pianoSonoma Summer Workshop

June 5–8, 2017

Jessica Chow Shinn, Michael Shinn, Artistic Directors
Danielle La Senna, Administrative Director

This workshop offers the unique opportunity for adult musicians (participants) to play chamber music and perform with current Juilliard students or recent graduates (artists in residence). Participants take lessons from Juilliard faculty members, play in daily performance classes, and perform in a final concert open to friends and family. All events will take place at The Juilliard School in New York City.

The workshop is open to intermediate and advanced adult musicians 18 years and older (all instruments and voice types welcome). Upon acceptance to the program and after registration, participants are paired with an artist in residence. In consultation with the artistic directors, participants and artists in residence choose one short duo piece or movement of a larger duo piece to focus on in guided rehearsals. Participants are free to bring as many solo works as they wish. 

December 1, 2016

December 16, 2016

$50 (non-refundable)

$2,000 (non-refundable)

Limited housing is available in Juilliard’s Meredith Willson Residence Hall. The residence hall is located next to The Juilliard School, and each dormitory-style suite contains five bedrooms (two singles and three doubles with bunk beds), two and a half bathrooms and a living room. Only bed linens are provided; residents must provide all other necessities. (Guests may check in Sunday afternoon and check out Friday morning.)

No meal plan is provided during the workshop, but food is available on campus at the Juilliard cafeteria. There are also numerous restaurants in the Lincoln Center area within a short distance of The Juilliard School.

Additional materials required with application:

  1. Audio recording of your performance of two contrasting pieces from two different musical periods. We require that you use the free music-hosting site SoundCloud to upload your audio samples.
  2. Short biography describing your musical background, including your current teacher if you have one.
  3. Personal statement describing how you feel you may benefit from and contribute to the workshop.

Registration deadline if accepted:                              January 6, 2017

Duo repertoire decision deadline:                              February 15, 2017


The Juilliard School Evening Division
60 Lincoln Center Plaza
New York, NY 10023
(212) 799-5000, ext. 273

For more information about the Juilliard Evening Division, visit www.juilliard.edu/evening

For more information about pianoSonoma, visit www.pianoSonoma.org

This unique workshop presents each participant with an individualized program of study that is built around his/her strengths, both musically and personally. Commitment to the workshop is the catalyst for our decision-making process, including how many Artists in Residence are accepted, which repertoire will be played, and which spaces are reserved. In addition, the workshop begins once participants pay their tuition, as they are matched with an Artist in Residence and assigned repertoire to work on over the ensuing months. Because of this, we cannot offer any refunds. 

The Juilliard School will make reasonable accommodations for students, guests, and community members with qualified disabilities. If you need to request a disability-related accommodation, please notify the Office of Academic Support and Disability Services as soon as possible (but ideally no later than 2-3 weeks prior to your arrival on campus) to ensure timely accommodation.

Last Updated Tuesday, Jun. 13, 2017, 11:49AM