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Ninety Years of Artistic Promise

90th anniversary

Curtis commemorates its 90th Anniversary in the 2014-15 school year. All season long we will explore Curtis's rich tradition and heritage, and on May 6, 2015, our entire community will come together to celebrate at a grand gala. Join us!

90th anniversary Gala

Stay tuned for details regarding this year's gala, which will be held at the Hyatt at the Bellevue on May 6, 2015. In the meantime, check out highlights of the 2013-14 record-breaking Grand Season Finale Gala.


Founder's Day

Join us October 1, 2014 as we celebrate Founder's Day!
RSVP to Anne Marie Frohnmayer at (215) 717-3185. Learn more about the vision of our founder, Mary Louise Curtis Bok Zimbalist, which still rings true today:


"To widen and deepen our National musical appreciation we must have more real musicians. Men and women who, whether from the nation-wide vantage of the concert platform or opera stage, or laboring quietly within the confines of their own community, shall have the scope, the vision, the completeness of full musicianship, to quicken the musical life of the whole country. It is to the development of such musical leaders that the full resources of The Curtis Institute of Music are pledged."
                                                                            Musical America, 1924


Directors' Musical Legacy

Take a look back at Curtis's artistic leadership and the school culture and advances they inspired with the Directors' Musical Legacy, featuring rich archival images and rarely-heard recordings. The Directors' Musical Legacy was an initiative of the 2011-12 Appassionato season and All-School Project.



Visit Curtis's online archives and explore other artifacts and stories.