A Day in the Life of a Juilliard Pre-College Student

by violinist and From the Top alumna Caeli Smith

Sidney Lim, cello; Clare Yeo (a FTT alum), piano; Erin White, viola; and me.

Caeli's quartet outside Juilliard's Morse Hall

Greetings everyone! As From The Top’s Roving Reporter I’ve done interviews and skits with fantastic young performers, teachers, and musical celebrities — such as yourself. But you might not know that I am also a serious classical violinist. I’ve been involved in music programs in my hometown Philadelphia ever since I was little, and in the past my lessons and classes were scheduled throughout the week. This year I was curious to try out one of the comprehensive all-day pre-college programs in New York. Read more.