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CurtiStory

The CurtiStory project captures the history of the school and stories from alumni, faculty, and students. Graduates from 1950 to 2011 share stories about their time at Curtis.

Who went to the Curtis Institute of Music? Search alumni since the 1920s.

Visit the Alumni section of the website.


 How Curtis came to feel like home for
Rinat Shaham (Voice '95, Opera '98).

 

Deryck Clark (Horn '87) will never forget hearing
Sergiu Celibidache conduct the Curtis orchestra.

 

 At her audition, piano student Michelle Cann kept
the Curtis faculty on their toes.

 

April Woodall (Voice '83) recalls her first lesson
with Todd Duncan.

 

Daniel Wachs (Piano '98) remembers his first glimpse of
Otto-Werner Mueller leading the Curtis orchestra.

 

When Zina Schiff (Violin '69) came to Curtis,
bedbugs got to her before her teachers did.

 

Matt Ebisuzaki (Trumpet '11) remembers
Simon Rattle's visit to Curtis -- and his coffee order.

 

Bobbi Moskow (Voice '50) shares her memories of
Curtis in the late 40's and does her Marcel Tabuteau impression.

 

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