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Welcome back to another inspiring episode of the Leading Equity Podcast! In today's show, we are thrilled to have Weston Sprott, the Dean and Director of the Preparatory Division at The Juilliard School. Weston brings a wealth of knowledge and experience not only from his administrative role at Juilliard but also from his esteemed career as a trombonist at the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and his activism with the Black Orchestral Network. Today, he’ll share how Juilliard's programs are breaking down barriers for historically underserved communities by providing tuition-free access to world-class music education. We'll also delve into the multifaceted benefits of an arts education, how it prepares students for various aspects of life, and the intentional strategies Juilliard employs to foster inclusivity. Whether you’re an educator, a music enthusiast, or someone passionate about equity in education, this episode is packed with insights and strategies that advocate for the transformative power of the arts in education.

Show Highlights

  • Challenges and Opportunities for BIPOC Students in Performing Arts
  • Effective Recruitment and Community Engagement Strategies
  • Role of Education and the Arts in Social and Professional Skills Development
  • Career Opportunities in Performing Arts

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