March 16, 2021

Lawrence Brownlee to Join Juilliard as Distinguished Visiting Faculty

Brownlee will join Juilliard’s Ellen and James S. Marcus Institute for Vocal Arts as distinguished visiting faculty starting this spring semester.

“We greatly look forward to welcoming Lawrence Brownlee to the Marcus Institute for Vocal Arts,” Juilliard President Damian Woetzel said. “As an artist and a teacher Lawrence will be such an inspiring influence on our young singers and on our entire Juilliard community.”

“I am incredibly honored and excited to have the opportunity to work with the talented young singers of The Juilliard School,” Brownlee said. “The name Juilliard is synonymous with the very highest level of excellence, and I cannot wait to meet its future stars.”

“We are thrilled to welcome Lawrence Brownlee to the Juilliard community,” Juilliard Provost Adam Meyer said. “His work at Juilliard will be pivotal for our students as they grow as young artists and citizens.”

“Lawrence is that rare combination: both a virtuoso performer and a gifted teacher. Our students learned a great deal from his master class with us last fall, and we all look forward to expanding his presence at Juilliard with this new role.” Brian Zeger, artistic director of the Marcus Institute for Vocal Arts, added.

Brownlee will be in residence at Juilliard for specific time periods this semester while also holding coaching and mentoring sessions. Future residencies may focus around a performance or showcase of opera scenes, or a group recital in which he works intensively with the singers. Some residency work may take place in person in accordance with safety guidelines, as well as remotely.

Read the full announcement here