The Juilliard School in New York, NY is a music and performing arts conservatory with international fame. It is housed at Lincoln Center along with nearly a dozen other major arts organizations, including the New York Philharmonic.
Many of Indiana University's most accomplished music students have continued their studies at Juilliard for graduate work, and the two schools are among the American elite. In the late 1990's, then-music director of the New York Philharmonic, Kurt Mazur, came to Indiana University to conduct Mahler's 1st Symphony with the Indiana University Philharmonic.
IU opera program also boasts one of the most ambitious production plans in the United States, including professional opera houses, and many IU opera performers have continued their careers at Lincoln Centers Metropolitan Opera.
The ties between Indiana University and Lincoln Center have existed for decades.