A Tempo: A Conversation with Juilliard's Joseph Polisi

May 17, 2018

Credit David Swanson

A Tempo wraps up its commencement series this Saturday (5/19 at 7 pm) with a conversation with Joseph W. Polisi, who is stepping down this year after 34 years as President of The Juilliard School. The Curtis Institute of Music presented him with a Lifetime Achievement Award "in recognition of his extraordinary influence on the lives and development of actors, dancers, and musicians as performers, creators, and artist-citizens," and he was invited to deliver the Commencement address. A Tempo host Rachel Katz interviews him about his message to graduates and how music schools and convervatories have evolved to prepare students to meet the challenges of a changing musical landscape.