A Decade Later: Remembering 9/11

At 10:45 a.m. on September 11,  2001, the Juilliard loudspeaker  called for an all-school meeting. Students emerged from practice rooms, many of them unaware of the attacks on the World Trade Center. Everyone was told to evacuate the residence hall and to remain on the street level for fear that other tall buildings could be attacked next. People read, snuggled, played games. Those whose cell phones worked called their families. The director of counseling services talked about the emotional impact of catastrophe. One student offered to form a prayer group. Another suggested that Paul Hall be opened to those who wanted to express themselves by playing music. This month’s Journal recalls that day.

Joseph W. Polisi

The human mind is well known for adjusting distant memories in ways that are often unexpected. So it ...More
Anthony Lioi

Anthony Lioi

On September 11, 2001, an engineer from Hyderabad, India, by way of Paramus, had a sudden craving for ...More
Freedom Tower
Ten years after the disaster, the new tower that will rise above ground zero is finally under construction.

John Corigliano

John Corigliano's "One Sweet Morning" was commissioned by the New York Philharmonic to commemorate the 10th anniversary of ...More

William Harvey

William Harvey was a freshman when he wrote this October 2011 Juilliard Journal editorial about playing for Ground ...More