Music: Composer's Curriculum

In its 57 years, the Juilliard School of Music has played a leading role in helping the U.S. to attain a musical identity of its own. In the process, the school has largely been molded in the image of its presidents, including 51-year-old William Schuman, who recently resigned to head Manhattan's new Lincoln Center. Last week Juilliard got a new president, Peter Mennin, 39, a distinguished composer who figures he will make a good start by just keeping pace with the conservatory's present high standards.

Professional Potential. In his 16 years at Juilliard, Schuman. the man most responsible for its continuing role...

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