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Past Issues

Overtones, the semiannual magazine for Curtis family and friends

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Fall 2013

Cover Story Beethoven, Unlimited: Can the Internet open up classical music to a wider audience? Piano faculty member Jonathan Biss reflects on his Coursera class, Exploring the Beethoven Piano Sonatas. (PDF)

The New Curtis Curriculum: A strategic review of the Curtis curriculum transforms classroom learning. Paul Bryan leads a tour. (PDF)

Meet the Faculty: Musical Studies Chair Jonathan Coopersmith lends wit and clarity to rigorous classes, writes Dave Allen. (PDF)

Meet the Students: Cellist Arlen Hlusko discovers a Schoenberg
masterwork and much more. Matthew Barker reports. (PDF)


Spring 2013 Issue

Cover Story: The Curtis Opera Theatre gives students professional-level experiences and polish, plus a degree of versatility unusual for young singers.  (PDF)

Before the War: A national magazine visited Curtis to photograph daily life in 1938.

Birds of a Feather: In its groundbreaking three-year residency at Curtis, the leading new-music ensemble eighth blackbird is providing a model for students to follow. (PDF)

Ears Wide Open: Violinist Nigel Armstrong explores every musical opportunity. (PDF)

Message from the President: Point of Departure (PDF)

Fall 2012 Issue

Cover story: Postcards from Dresden  (PDF)

Lessons in Leadership: The new Community Artists Program lets students drive innovation. (PDF)

The Mueller Touch: Curtis's legendary maestro remains a towering influence. (PDF)

Message from the President: Playing to the World (PDF) 




Overtones Spring 2012

Spring 2012 Issue

Musical Marathon: Curtis On Tour goes to Asia (PDF)

In the Hall: Memories of Field Concert Hall unite generations of alumni (PDF)

Meet the Students: Guitarists bring a fresh sound to Curtis (PDF)



Overtones Fall 2011 Fall 2011 Issue

Celebrate Appassionato! An exceptional year for an extraordinary school (PDF)

Room to Grow: Lenfest Hall (PDF)





Overtones Spring 2011

Spring 2011 Issue

Six Strings Seek Classical Stature: First classical guitarists enroll in Fall 2011 (PDF)

Tracing Curtis TraditionsCurtis's rich heritage has deeper roots than you may realize (PDF)

From the HeartFor a quarter century, Mikael Eliasen has guided Curtis singers (PDF)


Overtones Fall 2010

Fall 2010 Issue

Commencement 2010"We're never really done with Curtis" (PDF)

Curtis Opera TheatreA 1980s 'Do for The Barber of Seville (PDF)



Overtones Spring 2010Spring 2010 Issue

Message from the President: Keeping current (PDF)

A Kaleidoscope of Knowledge and ExpertiseCurtis performance faculty offer an array of opportunities to a new generation (PDF)

Meet the Alumni:  Matthew Rose (Opera '03) journeys between continuity and reinvention (PDF)



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