Juilliard School, The (jōlˈyärd) [key], in New York City; school of music, drama, and dance; coeducational; est. 1905 as the Institute of Musical Art, chartered 1926 as the Juilliard School of Music with two separate units—the Juilliard Graduate School (1924) and Institute of Musical Art. These were amalgamated into a single school in 1946. In 1968 the dance department became a separate division, and a division of drama was created. In 1969 the school moved to Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and adopted its present name. Juilliard is widely considered the nation's finest arts-education institution and has a long list of distinguished graduates.
See Juilliard (television documentary, 2003).