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Nov 24th, 2015
British International School of Houston Launches Innovative Music Curriculum in Collaboration with the Juilliard School.
For Immediate Release:
November 24, 2015 (Houston, Texas) – The British International School of Houston today announces that they will become one of the first schools in the world to benefit from an innovative new collaboration between Nord Anglia Education and The Juilliard School in New York. Starting September 2016, students at the school will use an enhanced embedded arts curriculum developed by specialists from Juilliard, along with continued support from, and engagement with, Juilliard alumni and affiliated artists. 

The collaboration between Juilliard, the world-renowned performing arts conservatory, and Nord Anglia Education, the world’s leading premium schools organization, is designed to enhance the British International School of Houston’s performing arts offering with its innovative structure, design and approach. The new embedded arts curriculum, which focuses first on music, was developed by curriculum and music experts at both Juilliard and Nord Anglia Education.

Andrew Derry, Principal of the British International School of Houston, said, “This collaboration is incredibly exciting. An already vibrant and creative music department will be invigorated by our exclusive collaboration with Juilliard, and everyone involved is eager to begin the program and offer our students a world-class musical experience of the highest quality.”  

The music curriculum is designed for all students, not just those who are serious about learning an instrument or musical performance. It is based around a repertoire of 12 core works covering a wide range of cultures, genres and historical periods, each of which has been carefully chosen by Juilliard to open the door to categories of music and fundamentals essential for all young people to know and experience. Ultimately, the curriculum aims to nurture cultural literacy and develop key skills in students, such as discipline, creativity and confidence that will enable them to succeed anywhere in the world once they’ve left school. 

Joseph W. Polisi, President at the Juilliard School, said, "In collaborating with Nord Anglia, we have a unique opportunity to share our expertise, offering those studying at Nord Anglia schools the chance to learn from the best that our two institutions can offer. We believe that the performing arts should have a significant role within today’s global educational environment. By working with Nord Anglia, we can reach students from around the world to cultivate their skills and help guide them in their future growth."
About the Company:
The British International School of Houston is a private international school catering for the needs of local and international students from Early Years to Grade 12. The school will be moving to a brand new 210,000 sq. ft. facility in the summer of 2016, located conveniently between the energy corridor and Katy. This state-of-the-art campus sits on 32-acre grounds with world class facilities for 2000 students including modern learning spaces, numerous science labs, design technology labs, an aquatic center, extensive sports facilities and a performing arts center. The school offers a challenging, broad course of study that culminates with the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IB). For more information on the British International School of Houston, call 713-290-9025 or email admissions@houston.nae.school.
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