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SMJorge

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Juilliard Professional Internship
« on: Sep 06, 2006, 06:38 pm »
A friend of mine was telling me about the Juilliard Professinal Internship. Has anyone here done it or been involved with it? This is kind of a stupid question, but how do people feel about Juilliard (and their internship) in the professional world?

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Re: Juilliard Professional Internship
« Reply #1 on: Sep 07, 2006, 06:14 pm »
I work at Juilliard as a freelance electrician, so I see the SM interns quite a bit, though I don't know much about their program. From what little I can gather, they do seem to get a good training, though it is more geared towards doing things the "Juilliard" way. (Their technical internships however are quite good and with great professional training and contacts.) The advantages to the Juilliard SM internship are that you get to work on a good variety of things, from Shakespeare to ballets to opera. The downside would be that they are all student productions, and you'd lack some more specific professional and AEA training.
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Re: Juilliard Professional Internship
« Reply #2 on: Sep 08, 2006, 08:02 am »
Here in the opera world, Juilliard is, predictably, tops. Of course we usually encounter musicians and singers from Juilliard programs, but their tech and SM programs are extremely well respected, too. But I don't think I've ever personally met anyone but singers/conductors/musicians from Juilliard. I've heard about other well respected conservatories that turn out premiere artists but have mediocre programs in stagecraft. Juilliard is known to produce excellent students all around. But that's just what I've heard...

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Re: Juilliard Professional Internship
« Reply #3 on: Sep 08, 2006, 10:53 am »
To be clear, (as far as I know, anyway) : Juilliard only has performance students, (whether musicians, singers, dancers, or actors.) They have no technical production classes, nor are their performance students even required to do any shop hours. The school provides excellent performance training for its performance students, and it provides excellent technical training to an extremely limited number of individuals only through its technical internships, which have nothing to do with classes or the general student body. Juilliard's tech internships are geared towards recent or current undergraduates, (or occasionally recent high school grads,) who already have some sort of theatrical training. They have internships in Electrics, Props, Wardrobe, Stage Management, and I believe Carpentry and Marketing. Again, I am not a representative of the school, and this is all my own suppositions based on working there frequently, but I'm pretty sure my statements are rather accurate.
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