The Curtis Institute of Music is the nation’s most selective school for music and trains many of the best and brightest musicians for professional careers.
Opened in October of 1924, the facility has maintained its tuition-free policy of offering merit-based scholarships to all students since 1928. And with enrollment maxing out at around 170, musicians studying at Curtis are playing alongside others who are at the same high level musically.
In addition to schooling gifted musicians, the Curtis Institute also has many performances throughout the year:
The Student Recital Series features over 100 free performances by Curtis students during the school year. Recitals take place in Field Hall almost every Monday, Wednesday and Friday and are open to the public. The 2011-2012 series begins Monday, Oct. 10, 2011. For more info, click here.
This season The Curtis Symphony Orchestra showcases at least one piece written by a faculty member and at least one work conducted by a student conductor. All conductors and soloists are alumni. For more info, click here. Standard 3-concert subscriptions range from $15 – 110. The season starts in October 2011.
The Curtis Opera Theatre includes a double bill of chamber operas. Two-opera subscriptions are $50, and 3-opera subscriptions cost $75. Single tickets are also available. The season starts in October 2011. For more info, click here.
The Alumni Recital Series consists of performances by Curtis Institute alumni who donate their services. Proceeds go towards student scholarships. A four-recital subscription is $95. Single tickets are also available. Alumni performances also begin in October 2011. For more info, click here.
Wells Fargo Family Concerts are geared towards kids ages 5 – 12 and occur twice a year. These performances introduce music principles and engage children through audience participation and interaction. For more info, click here.
Family Concerts are geared towards kids ages 5 – 12 and occur twice a year. These performances introduce music principles and engage children through audience participation and interaction. For more information, click here.
The Curtis Institute of Music also tours the country, bringing current students, faculty and alumni together for special performances. For more on tours and a schedule, click here.
Other Performances: Curtis Institute students also perform in other venues, including the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Click here for more.
Curtis Institute of Music
1726 Locust St.
The Curtis Institute has three facilities:
Lenfest Hall – Under Construction!
Tickets: For tickets to Curtis performances, call 215-893-7902 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parking and Directions: Curtis has a special parking rate set up with standard parking. Directions can be found on the website. Click here for more info on both parking and directions.
For information on donating to the Curtis Institute, click here.