This is what our first day in New Orleans looked like.
The Juilliard New Orleans Project 2014 is a team of Juilliard students who will spend their spring break volunteering to help the hurricane affected community of New Orleans. The team will empower local youth by running arts immersion projects and providing free and accessible arts education, as well as rebuilding homes. We will simultaneously provide free public performances.
This project was originally conceived in fall of 2006 by the Juilliard student group ARTreach. The project continued to grow with return trips each year from 2007 to 2013.
The team has taught over 1000 students; renovated and built 12 homes for New Orleans families and presented over thirty free public performances. As a result of our years of service, the team was recognized by the New Orleans City Council and presented with the key to the city. Most recently, the team was recognized with a certificate of recognition presented by Mayor Mitch Landrieu.
We are proud to say that we are returning for an eighth trip to continue our service and outreach.
Teaching master classes at New Orleans Center for Creative Arts