Music Advancement Program
The Music Advancement Program (MAP) is a Saturday instrument instruction program for children from backgrounds underrepresented in American performing arts. MAP at Juilliard is an essential bridge to higher levels of artistic and personal development for hundreds of young musicians at the intermediate level.
MAP offers instruction in the following instruments: bassoon, cello, clarinet, double bass, flute, French horn, oboe, percussion, trombone, trumpet, tuba, viola, or violin. A specialized course of study is also offered for instrumentalists who show a strong interest in and aptitude for composing music. Secondary instruction on piano is available to all students.
Lessons and classes take place at Juilliard on Saturdays during the school year, September through May, between 8:30am and 4pm (including lunch). The comprehensive curriculum includes private lessons, participation in small and large ensembles and chamber music groups, music theory and ear training, and various electives.
The Music Advancement Program’s comprehensive curriculum is designed to offer students individualized instruction in their area of concentration while seeking to develop the whole musician. A student’s skill level and concentration in the program determine his or her assigned course schedule.