Global Perspectives cultivates a new generation of artists to become catalysts for communication within an interconnected global world.
WHAT IS IT?
A world music ensemble program piloted at The Juilliard School, Global Perspectives explores the diverse artistic traditions of the world through interactive instruction, creative experimentation, and collaborative performance with distinguished guest artists. Participants work in intensive small ensembles as well as open workshop formats led by distinguished guest artists.
In today’s rapidly transforming professional landscape, the careers of successful performers increasingly demand versatile and adaptable skill sets. By enhancing artistic interpretation and technique with the relevant skills of improvisation, aural learning, and rapid arrangement, Global Perspectives allows performing artists to approach global citizenship through a language with which they are intimately familiar, providing accessible pathways to personal growth, understanding, and leadership.
WHO IS INVOLVED?
Designed for artists with a curiosity to explore new artistic styles, Global Perspectives' recent events have included ensemble intensives, open workshops, and performances at The Juilliard School for students, alumni, and faculty. Past guest artists have included acclaimed multi-style cellist Mike Block and classical Indian dancer Preeti Vasudevan.
Past Guest Artists
Founder and Co-Director
Silkroad Ensemble, NEC, Berklee
of participants reported having a meaningful artistic experience with a new culture
of participants reported increased confidence in their ability to improvise
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I felt myself growing in confidence day by day and had a special feeling of excitement before performing which I hadn't felt before!
Musicianship of this kind is like a global passport. We had the opportunity to participate in different cultures instantly by creating new musical sounds.
I loved seeing a bunch - a BIG bunch - of people jamming together and looking so joyful. I felt like I got to see everyone's artistry connect.