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Juilliard Convocation Returns (1995)

1995
September 6, the tradition of an opening day convocation was reinstituted at Juilliard. The School held its first convocation in 1946 under the administration of William Schuman and continued until 1973. The hourlong assembly for the entire Juilliard community—students, faculty, trustees, and administrators—consists of welcoming addresses for the new academic year, presentations, performances, and an annual picnic following the forum. Speakers for the 1995 convocation were President Joseph W. Polisi; Mary Rodgers Guettel, chairwoman of the board; drama faculty member Richard Feldman; first-year doctoral of musical arts student Jon Magnusson; dance faculty member Carolyn Adams; and violin faculty and founding Juilliard String Quartet member Robert Mann.

Following convocation, members of the community enjoy a picnic in the plaza.

(Photo by Peter Schaaf)

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