The Impact of Scholarships

Angie Zhang

"I think scholarships at Juilliard are one of the crucial elements for each student's education. For everyone who attends concerts, and for all of us on stage, it is especially important that there are people behind the scenes who support the arts. I wake up every morning thanking my donors."
—Angie Zhang BM '17, piano
MM '19, piano

Angie Zhang received her bachelor's degree from Juilliard, with academic honors, in May 2017 and this fall is continuing on as a master's degree student of Yoheved Kaplinsky and Joseph Kalichstein. In addition to her musical studies, she was chair of the Juilliard Student Council, a writer and photographer for the Juilliard Journal, a student ambassador, admissions tour guide, and a student in the Barnard-Columbia-Juilliard Exchange Program.

She has appeared as a piano soloist with orchestras throughout the United States and elsewhere, such as the Dominican Republic, is an avid chamber musician, and an innovative programmer of new music. At commencement last May, she was awarded the Peter Mennin Prize for outstanding achievement and leadership in music.

Angie is also one of the 86 percent of young artists at Juilliard who study here with scholarship support. The generous gifts that have created these scholarships are tremendously important to gifted young people, like Angie.

Many of the scholarships now making a Juilliard education possible for our musicians, dancers, and actors were created with planned gifts, such as through a will or beneficiary designation. If you are considering supporting a scholarship at Juilliard through your will or another type of deferred gift and would like more information on how you can do this, please contact Lori Padua at (212) 799-5000, ext. 7152 or You could be one of the generous individuals investing in the future of the performing arts and making a lasting difference in the life of a talented young person.