Main Building, 1726 Locust Street
The Curtis Institute of Music’s main building occupies two charming, connected 19th-century mansions with wood-paneled walls, ornate moldings, high ceilings, decorative ironwork, and Oriental rugs. Classes, practice, lessons, performances, and receptions are held here. The building also includes Field Concert Hall, the Curtis Opera Studio, the Graffman Common Room, music studios, classrooms, a computer studio, and the student lounge and offers wireless Internet access.
Field Concert Hall
Field Concert Hall is a 240-seat auditorium with splendid acoustics and facilities for video- and audio-recording. It is used for weekly student recitals, faculty and alumni concerts, master classes, and recording sessions. It also houses a 5-manual, 116-rank Aeolian-Skinner organ. The hall is easily accessible, with an elevator lift at street level.
Curtis Opera Studio
Located on the third floor of the main building, the Curtis Opera Studio is a black-box theater that seats just over one hundred people. It is used most often by the Vocal Studies department for opera performances, rehearsals, and master classes.
Graffman Common Room
Inside the front doors is a handsomely appointed reception area, named the Gary and Naomi Graffman Common Room after the recent Curtis president/director and his wife. It hosts receptions, weekly Wednesday afternoon teas, and the daily comings and goings of students and faculty.