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Polisi, Joseph W. 1947-


Born December 30, 1947, in Flushing, NY; son of William (a bassoonist) and Pauline (a dancer) Polisi; married May 30, 1970; wife's name Elizabeth (a teacher of French); children: Catherine Polisi Jones, Ryan, Christopher. Ethnicity: "Caucasian." Education: University of Connecticut, B.A., 1969; Tufts University, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, M.A., 1970; Yale University, M.Mus., 1973, M.M.A., 1975, D.M.A., 1980.


Office—Office of the President, Juilliard School, 60 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023. E-mail—[email protected]


Yale University, New Haven, CT, executive officer for School of Music, 1976-80; Manhattan School of Music, New York, NY, dean of faculty, 1980-83; University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, dean of College-Conservatory of Music, 1983-94; Juilliard School, New York, NY, president, 1984—. Direc- tor, Irene Diamond Fund and Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, Inc.; Avery Fisher Artist Program, member of executive committee.


Honorary D.M.A., New England Conservatory of Music, 2001; named educator of the year, Musical America, 2005; honorary D.H.L., Juilliard School, 2006; D.F.A., Fordham University, 2006.


The Artist as Citizen, Amadeus Press (New York, NY), 2005.

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