James Is Out, Robberson and Surgener Are In

Peaceful Transition Begins at The Citizen-Penguin: Fiona Robberson ’21 & Alaina Surgener ’21 are, as of right now, officially and irrevocably the editors-in-chief of The Citizen-Penguin, and this founding editor-in-chief (me, Scout James ’18) wishes them well!

Peaceful Transition Begins at The Citizen-Penguin: Fiona Robberson ’21 & Alaina Surgener ’21 are, as of right now, officially and irrevocably the editors-in-chief of The Citizen-Penguin, and this founding editor-in-chief (me, Scout James ’18) wishes them well!

Artists as Citizens and the Need for Solidarity

EDITORIAL by Joe Peterson: As artists who happen to also be citizens, we often wonder what the world is actually getting of use from us; specifically, we wonder how playing shows for mostly rich old whit people performing works by mostly dead (or nearly mostly dead) white dudes contributes to civic culture.

EDITORIAL by Joe Peterson: As artists who happen to also be citizens, we often wonder what the world is actually getting of use from us; specifically, we wonder how playing shows for mostly rich old whit people performing works by mostly dead (or nearly mostly dead) white dudes contributes to civic culture.

“Black is Beautiful, Black is Gold” — MLK Performance and Panel

Please join members of the Juilliard Black Student Union in celebrating black existence and contribution in a variety of performances ranging from dance, to song, and even original compositions by the members themselves! Immediately following will be a panel discussion on black contribution featuring leaders and members of the JBSU.

Please join members of the Juilliard Black Student Union in celebrating black existence and contribution in a variety of performances ranging from dance, to song, and even original compositions by the members themselves! Immediately following will be a panel discussion on black contribution featuring leaders and members of the JBSU.

Arts Advocacy through Community Service — Get to Know ASTEP!

Learn more about ASTEP with Juilliard alumni, Alli Job (Double Bass BM ’09 and MM ’11), staff attorney at Jazz at Lincoln Center, and Alejandro Rodriguez, (Drama BFA ’09, Group 38), actor and Director of the Artist as Citizen Conference with ASTEP. Please join Alli and Alejandro on Wednesday, January 17, at 7 pm in the SMR, Room 105. A light dinner will be served. Bring your friends!

Learn more about ASTEP with Juilliard alumni, Alli Job (Double Bass BM ’09 and MM ’11), staff attorney at Jazz at Lincoln Center, and Alejandro Rodriguez, (Drama BFA ’09, Group 38), actor and Director of the Artist as Citizen Conference with ASTEP. Please join Alli and Alejandro on Wednesday, January 17, at 7 pm in the SMR, Room 105. A light dinner will be served. Bring your friends!

Awarded in Beijing Ceremony, Honorary Doctorate for First Lady Peng Liyuan Breaks Precedent for Juilliard

by Fiona Robberson ’21—Peng Liyuan, the first lady of China, was awarded an honorary doctorate from the Juilliard School on December 6, 2017. Chairman Bruce Kovner and Juilliard President Joseph Polisi travelled to Beijing’s China Conservatory of Music to confer the degree in person. The awarding of the honorary doctorate was surprisingly underreported in the United States, with its sole media coverage coming from Chinese and Singaporean news outlets. As of press time, there was no mention of Peng’s honorary degree on Juilliard’s official website.

by Fiona Robberson ’21—Peng Liyuan, the first lady of China, was awarded an honorary doctorate from the Juilliard School on December 6, 2017. Chairman Bruce Kovner and Juilliard President Joseph Polisi travelled to Beijing’s China Conservatory of Music to confer the degree in person. The awarding of the honorary doctorate was surprisingly underreported in the United States, with its sole media coverage coming from Chinese and Singaporean news outlets. As of press time, there was no mention of Peng’s honorary degree on Juilliard’s official website.

President Polisi responds to Dieffenbach & Parker Editorial

“The December 23 editorial in the Citizen-Penguin written by Keats Dieffenbach and Daniel Parker raises profoundly important issues as America attempts to deal with the numerous accusations of sexual misconduct that have taken place in all sectors of our society. I have always believed that the artist should lead the way in addressing the moral issues that confront our nation and our world, rather than being at the periphery of these societal issues.…”

“The December 23 editorial in the Citizen-Penguin written by Keats Dieffenbach and Daniel Parker raises profoundly important issues as America attempts to deal with the numerous accusations of sexual misconduct that have taken place in all sectors of our society. I have always believed that the artist should lead the way in addressing the moral issues that confront our nation and our world, rather than being at the periphery of these societal issues.…”