The collaboration between Juilliard and NAE is designed to enhance the NAS Beijing performing arts offering with its innovative structure, design and approach. The new embedded arts curriculums will focus on music, dance and drama. The collaboration includes aspects such as developingan enhanced embedded arts curriculum, support for NAS Beijing ECA activities, regular music teacher training and also Juilliard Summer Schools.
The music curriculum is designed for all students, not just those who are serious about learning an instrument or musical performance. It is based around a repertoire of 12 core works covering a wide range of cultures, genres and historical periods, each of which has been carefully chosen by Juilliard to open the door to categories of music and fundamentals essential for all young people to know and experience. Ultimately, the curriculum aims to nurture cultural literacy and develop key skills in students, such as discipline, creativity and confidence that will enable them to succeed anywhere in the world once they’ve left school.