“I am honored on behalf of Juilliard to welcome to our faculty the incomparable Denyce Graves,” said Juilliard President Damian Woetzel. “Our vocal students will be so fortunate to henceforth have Denyce’s wisdom and example to draw on, and the school as a whole will be similarly enriched by her presence among us.”
“Joining the faculty of Juilliard’s Marcus Institute for Vocal Arts is, for me, a career highlight!” Graves said. “There is nowhere in the world—and certainly no place where creative and performing arts education is alive and serious—that isn’t somehow associated with Juilliard. I’m thrilled beyond words to have been invited to contribute to the training that Juilliard’s talented young performers receive to launch their careers, and I couldn’t be more excited to join the colleagues and peers already there doing this important work. I have admired and respected this amazing institution of excellence for my entire career, and it will be a joy to become a part of this leader in performing arts education.”
In coordination with her performance schedule, Graves will be in residence at Juilliard for a multiweek residency each semester while also holding coaching and mentoring sessions throughout each term. Residencies may focus around a performance or showcase of opera scenes, or a group recital in which she works intensively with the singers. Some residency work may take place remotely in the coming year, in accordance with safety guidelines.