Curtis Institute of Music

A nonprofit organization


The mission of the Curtis Institute is to train exceptionally gifted young musicians for careers as performing artists on the highest professional level.


"Curtis Institute offers Bachelor's and Master's degree programs in music and professional studies. Since 1928 Curtis has accepted every student on a merit-based full-tuition scholarship -- a policy initiated at the request of Josef Hofmann -- and today it remains the only major conservatory to do so. Students continue to be accepted for study at Curtis exclusively on the basis of their artistic talent and promise. Curtis offers numerous and varied occasions for music lovers to hear the students through the Student Recital Series and performances of the Curtis Opera Theatre and the Curtis Symphony Orchestra."

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Curtis Institute of Music

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1726 Locust St
Philadelphia, PA 19103