Robert Beaser was fired after an investigation revealed that he had violated The Juilliard School’s policy. The VAN Magazine accused the Juilliard professor of sexual misconduct dating back to the 1990s and 2000s.Robert Beaser, 69, a former composition professor at The Juilliard School, was fired after an independent investigation revealed that he had engaged in sexual misconduct. On June 8, the performing arts school in New York announced the dismissal of the Juilliard professor in a memorandum sent to students, faculty, and staff.
Nonetheless, according to Alvarado, the Juilliard professor’s attorney, Richard C. Schoenstein states that his client denied the accusations of sexually harassing anybody. In addition, the announcement made by the school apparently did not indicate any credible evidence of the allegations.
Accusations toward the Juilliard Professor
According to Hernández, the accusations toward the Juilliard professor became relevant again after classical music magazine VAN published about them in December 2022. The magazine claimed that Beaser faced several allegations of sexual misconduct and harassment back in the late 1990s and early 2000s. The professor apparently entered into sexual relationships with some students and made repeated sexual advances toward them.
After the article was published, the Juilliard professor was reportedly placed on leave and the school hired Potter & Murdock, P.C. to conduct an investigation of the sexual misconduct allegations in the composition department.