Juilliard Acceptance

Added on by Greg Anderson.

Hi Greg!
I am fifteen years old and I deeply want to study piano performance along with composition and theory at a university level by the time I am finished with my high school career. I understand that every school is different in its standards, but I can't help but ask: How tough is a Julliard audition and gaining acceptance? I ask because you've been a massive inspiration to me and my "quest" in studying at a university level.
 - Chad Aboukaram

Hi Chad,

Ummmmmm..... I'm not sure how to answer that question. :-) "How tough is a Juilliard audition and gaining acceptance?" The answer is very subjective; for some people it's a piece of cake, for others it's more akin to eating a bed of nails.

The acceptance rate for the school is somewhere close to 10%; the acceptance rate for the piano department is lower, closer to 5%. This is what I've heard, though I don't have the evidence to back up those figures.

Thank you for your nice words, and I wish you the very best!

 - Greg (Oct. 25, 2009)