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Skidmore teams with Carnegie and Juilliard

How do you get to Carnegie Hall? Practice, of course—plus a little providence. At least that’s how Skidmore did it.

Thanks in part to the legacy of a college benefactor, Skidmore has entered into a partnership with Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute and the Juilliard School that will bring top postgraduate musicians to Skidmore for two campus residencies, October 3–6 and February 13–16. During his life and through his estate, Skidmore parent and trustee Arthur Zankel funded major initiatives at both Skidmore and Carnegie Hall—including Carnegie’s technologically advanced Zankel Hall and Skidmore’s planned Zankel Music Center. Now the two institutions have themselves joined forces, together with Juilliard, to spread world-class music programming to broader audiences.

The partnership is an extension of The Academy—a joint fellowship program of Carnegie Hall, the Weill Institute, and Juilliard—which helps outstanding young musicians launch their careers by providing them with advanced training, teaching experience in public schools, and performance opportunities. About a dozen of the Academy fellows will visit Skidmore for the residencies, featuring performances of works commissioned for Carnegie Hall’s 2006–07 season, visits by the commissioned composers, and extended interactions with music students from Skidmore and the Saratoga Springs community.

Skidmore President Phil Glotzbach sees the program as a way to bring together “outstanding teachers and young artists of great creativity, passion, and talent.” It also “exemplifies the kind of upstate-downstate cultural connections that we are committed to fostering” and strengthens Skidmore and Saratoga Springs “as one of the leading arts destinations in the country.”

Juilliard’s president, Joseph Polisi, cited the partnership for offering “extraordinary artistic and educational experiences to top-quality young artists,” and Carnegie Hall’s executive and artistic director, Clive Gillinson, was pleased that it will help his programs reach audiences outside New York City.

The partnership is made possible in part by a grant from the New York State Music Fund. —SR