Lessons and Coachings
Fall and Spring; various s.h. or g.c./term
One lesson/equivalent per week with the student's major instructor. Younger students may receive two lessons per week. Voice and instrumental majors receive four s.h./term credit; piano, composition, conducting, and guitar majors receive six s.h./term credit. Opera students receive one g.c./term credit.
CMP 001–002; 1 s.h./term
Seminar class for composers, involving analysis, presentation, and discussion of contemporary music.
Early Music Performance
HRC 001–002; 1 s.h./term
Examination of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century performance practice through lectures, demonstrations, and coachings.
CHM 001–002; 1 s.h./term
Regular coaching of student string, brass, woodwind, and mixed ensembles by Curtis’s chamber music faculty. Trios, quartets, and larger ensembles are formed by students or assigned by the faculty. Required of all piano and orchestral instrument majors with specific repertoire requirements for each semester.
CND 113–114; 1 s.h./term
Detailed study of the structure of orchestral scores for conducting majors.