Saw Peep artistic director, Jon Silpayamanant, announces that Juilliard has commissioned him to compose a book of cello etudes, building on their efforts to embrace and build a more representative world of classical music. The commissioning project is for their Music Advancement Program (MAP). Jon will be incorporating a variety of World String styles in the etudes, including a number techniques found in Southeast Asian string traditions.
About Juilliard’s MAP:
“MAP is a Saturday program for intermediate and advanced music students from New York City’s five boroughs and the tristate area who demonstrate a commitment to artistic excellence. The program actively seeks students from diverse backgrounds underrepresented in the classical music field and provides full-tuition scholarships to all students. Through a rigorous curriculum, performance opportunities, and guidance from an accomplished faculty, MAP students gain the necessary skills to pursue advanced music studies while developing their talents as artists, leaders, and global citizens.”