Artist Bio

Ara Guzelimian, Encounter leader

Ara Guzelimian has served since August 2006 as Provost and Dean of the Juilliard School, where he works closely with the President in overseeing the faculty, curriculum, and artistic planning of the distinguished performing arts conservatory in all three of its divisions—dance, drama, and music. Previously, he was Senior Director and Artistic Advisor of Carnegie Hall, Artistic Administrator of the Aspen Music Festival and School in Colorado, Artistic Director of the Ojai Festival in California, and Artistic Administrator of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. He is an Artistic Consultant for the Marlboro Music Festival and School in Vermont and has taught recently at Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity in Canada.