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Juilliard Personnel Tops The Backyard/Forbes’ 2013 List: ‘80 Over 80’ in Classical Music

March 31, 2013 – 5:32 pm |

In sum, they represent the best and brightest of the concert-coughing, hearing-aid-buzzing, Asian-name-fudging, whisper-shouting characters that color Juilliard life. In partnership with Forbes, The Backyard is proud to present the top eighty of the crotchety, …

Meme of the Month

March 21, 2013 – 11:59 am |

Grumpy Cat makes a special guest appearance in the Meme of the Month for March.

Gnome’s Audition Secrets

March 21, 2013 – 11:56 am |
Gnome’s Audition Secrets

Gnome’s inbox has been inundated with hundreds of questions from prospective students about the audition experience at Juilliard. Rather than answer them each individually, Gnome has decided to compile a list of useful tips for …

Top Ten Classical Music Headlines of 2012

January 2, 2013 – 7:29 pm | 4 Comments

2012 was so eventful for classical music that the average conservatory student could hardly keep up. Luckily, the Backyard’s always trustworthy news outlet Submediant has voted on and assembled a list of the biggest classical music news stories …

Selfless Cellist Check Herself At Gate, Gives Seat To Instrument

December 31, 2012 – 12:22 am | 24 Comments

NEW YORK—A young cellist has been hospitalized after sustaining life-threatening injuries onboard a Spirit Airlines flight from Chicago O’Hare to New York (LGA).

Gnome’s Top Five Tips for Surviving Christmastime at School

December 29, 2012 – 2:22 am |

1. If you are feeling too busy with papers and finals to enjoy all of the holiday cheer around you, try entering the building through the Street Level. You will avoid that monstrous Christmas tree …

Juilliard’s ‘Symphonie Fantastique’ Holds Tension, Ushers Relief

December 27, 2012 – 8:00 pm |

By THE BACKYARD STAFF
With legendary violinist and Juilliard faculty member Itzhak Perlman on the podium, the Juilliard Orchestra toured the five scenes of Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique with apt elegance, passion, and a mounting intensity that …

Gnome’s Top Five Tips for Surviving Christmastime at School

December 19, 2012 – 11:56 am |
Gnome’s Top Five Tips for Surviving Christmastime at School

1.If you are feeling too busy with papers and finals to enjoy all of the holiday cheer around you, try entering the building through the Street Level. You will avoid that monstrous Christmas tree that …

Dear Gnome

November 27, 2012 – 3:30 pm | One Comment
Dear Gnome

Dear Gnome,
I often get stuck taking the elevator with only one other person, and it’s always really awkward.  How can I be better at making conversation?
Lets-All-Be-Friends

Meme of the Month

November 26, 2012 – 1:47 pm |