Jeffery Miller and His Juilliard Dream

Jeffery Miller and His Juilliard Dream

Established in 1905, The Juilliard School is a private performing arts conservatory in New York City, New York, and has been one of the most esteemed institutions producing the best of talents in the arts.

It offers undergraduate and graduate degrees to about 850 students in dance, drama, and music, as well as concentrations in various fields of study in the theatrical and musical spheres. Juilliard is widely regarded as one of the world's leading drama, music, and dance schools, with some of the most prestigious arts programs.

For the uninitiated, Juilliard is located on the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts grounds. It features five theaters hosting more than 700 performances annually. In addition, its area offers exposure to shows from such ensembles as the Lincoln Center Theater, the Metropolitan Opera, and the New York Philharmonic.

Admission to The Juilliard School is highly competitive, and the admissions program comprises several distinct steps. Some majors require applicants to submit prescreening recordings of their work, which are evaluated as part of the application. Only a limited number of hopefuls are invited to a live audition, sometimes with additional callbacks.

Despite its esteemed status, the school does not consider an applicant's financial situation when deciding admission. Some of its notable alumni in the pop culture scene include such names as Phoebe Cates, Jessica Chastain, Frances Conroy, Viola Davis, Val Kilmer, Laura Linney, Christopher Reeve, Robin Williams, Barry Manilow, and Nina Simone.

Trombonist and singer Jeffery Miller dreamed of becoming a part of Juilliard's highly impressive alumni list. Born and raised in New Orleans by his maternal grandparents, he understands that one doesn't get to where he or she wants to be without sacrifice. So when virtuoso trumpeter, composer, teacher, and artistic director Wynton Learson Marsalis (the only musician to win a Grammy Award in jazz and classical during the same year) specifically handpicked Jeffery out of high school to join him at Juilliard, Jeffery left his aging grandparents to chase his dream in New York.

Presently, at 24 years of age, Jeffery has earned three 2019 Grammy nominations under his belt for his work with Jon Batiste and John Legend. Graduating from Juilliard with both bachelor's and master's degrees, he's willfully decided on his path to make a name for himself by uniting two musical souls — one profoundly rooted in his jazz trombone reminiscent of home, and the other in his voice suggestive of Ty Dolla Sign's contemporary R&B style. He plays his prepossessing music as if it were a tale of two cities and the people in them, all of which make him the Jeffery Miller that he is today.

Skillfully blessed with synesthesia and perfect pitch, Jeffery deeply believes that he was destined to make music and touch people's lives. He is intensely in love with what he does best. He strives to share the same passion with everyone else who experiences similar enthusiasm to quality music, especially the younger ones. His Carnegie Hall and Madison Square Garden gigs are only some of his impressive performances that exhibit his musical excellence.

As journaled in his Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook accounts, Jeffery is undoubtedly a cut above the rest, turning his wildest, vivid Juilliard dream to an attainable reality.




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