Inside Higher Ed
May 23, 2012
High school musicians will soon be able to take a class from the Juilliard School. Well, kind of.
The noted conservatory, which offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in music, is lending its name and expertise to a series of online K-12 courses that will be marketed to individual students and school districts starting this fall and offered through Pearson’s Connections platform.
Juilliard President Joseph Polisi said the courses will fill a need by providing rigorous music study for young people, something that’s increasingly rare in the K-12 realm as school districts slash arts funding. Polisi said the online courses, which have been in the works for 18 months, are meant to complement classroom teachers and not replace them.