The trustees of The Juilliard School have welcomed Jon Batiste as one of their newest members.
Batiste and violinist Anne Akiko Meyers, both Juilliard alumni, were announced as new trustees on Wednesday.
The trustees also elected two alumni as new vice chairs: entrepreneur Julie Choi and actress Laura Linney.
“It is so inspiring to see these extraordinary Juilliard graduates take on new responsibilities at the school,” said Juilliard president Damian Woetzel. “These four alums have each achieved exceptionally in their respective fields and are deeply committed to Juilliard and the students of today.”
Batiste received a bachelor’s degree in jazz studies from Juilliard in 2008, followed by a master’s degree in music in 2011.