Alumni Anthony McGill and Weston Sprott have made a transformative gift to Juilliard’s Music Advancement Program (MAP)
Curtis alumni Anthony McGill and Weston Sprott have given of their time and talents as performers, educators, and adminstrators, working to advance, among other initiatives, the Juilliard School’s Preparatory Division and provide high-quality educational opportunities to students from diverse backgrounds underrepresented in classical music.
In September 2020, together they took a further step by making a transformative gift to Juilliard’s Music Advancement Program (MAP). The Weston Sprott and Anthony McGill MAP Summer Scholarship Fund will support MAP students’ participation in summer music programs and festivals, which both alumni agree is a crucial part of a musician’s development.
Anthony and Weston share memories of summer experiences that made a difference in each of their lives.
“My early years as a young camper at Interlochen made my love of music come alive. It really allowed me to understand what being a musician was all about. I fell in love with auditioning, performing, music friendships, artistic collaboration, and the community of young artists. It gives me such joy to be able to assist the next generation in receiving that all-important summertime learning experience.”
—Anthony McGill (Clarinet ’00), Artistic Director of Julliard’s Music Advancement Program
“The opportunity to attend summer music camps was absolutely pivotal to my personal and musical development. In fact, one of my high school campmates at Baylor Band Camp, David Rumbaugh, was the first person to tell me what Curtis was. A few years later, we were section mates in the Curtis Symphony Orchestra! It is with great pleasure that I’ve joined my good friend, colleague, and fellow Curtis alumnus to create the Weston Sprott and Anthony McGill MAP Summer Scholarship Fund at the Juilliard School of Music.”
—Weston Sprott (Trombone ’06), Dean of the Preparatory Division, Juilliard School
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