WESTON SPROTT has been named dean of the Preparatory Division of the Juilliard School in New York City, effective May 15, 2019. He will oversee the school’s Pre-College Program and Music Advancement Program and develop Juilliard’s external collaborations. Weston will retain his post as a trombonist with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, which he joined in 2005. He is currently a member of the Pre-College faculty, and served on the Music Advancement Program faculty from 2008 to 2015. As a soloist, he has performed in the U.S. and internationally, making his Carnegie Hall debut in 2007 and appearing with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center in 2017. Sprott can be heard on many Metropolitan Opera recordings, and has performed regularly with the Philadelphia Orchestra, held a position with the Zurich Opera/Philharmonia, and appeared with the New York Philharmonic, Albany Symphony, and Oslo Philharmonic. Previous posts include principal trombone with the Delaware Symphony Orchestra. He has served on the faculties of Mannes, Bard, and Purchase colleges and Rutgers University. He is an active speaker and advisor for diversity and inclusion effects in classical music. Sprott holds a bachelor of music degree from the Curtis Institute of Music.

Posted May 20, 2019