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Gifts to the Curtis Annual Fund are deeply appreciated investments in the mission of the Curtis Institute of Music. To acknowledge the essential support such gifts provide, Curtis offers a range of special benefits.

Donors who contribute $50 or more receive the following benefits. All levels below include benefits from the preceding level(s). Benefits marked * remain available to those who have waived benefits.

Friends of Curtis | Crescendo Club | Stokowski Society | National Programs

Friends of Curtis BENEFITS

All Friends of Curtis receive a membership card. Members of the Concertmaster's Circle and above gain insider access to Curtis through exciting events throughout the year.


Player’s Circle $50–$99

($25 for alumni in Classes of 2004–13) (benefits valued at $20)


Concertmaster’s Circle $100–$249

(benefits valued at $20)

  • Listing in orchestra and opera programs*
  • Invitation to an Open House*


Conductor’s Circle $250–$499

(benefits valued at $20)

  • Invitations to master classes*
  • Invitations to symphony and opera orchestra rehearsals*


Composer’s Circle $500–$1,249

(benefits valued at $46)

  • A pair of tickets to a Curtis recital at Longwood Gardens
  • A CD recording featuring Curtis-trained musicians

Leopold Stokowski Society BENEFITS

First-time members receive an exclusive Leopold Stokowski lapel pin.


Bronze Circle $1,250–$2,499

(benefits valued at $296)

  • Dining privileges at Lenfest Hall*
  • A pair of tickets to Curtis Symphony Orchestra concerts in Verizon Hall and Curtis Opera Theatre productions at Curtis or the Prince Music Theater (subject to availability)
  • Invitation to the exclusive Stokowski Society annual event


Silver Circle $2,500–$4,999

(benefits valued at $366)

  • Invitation to a private Master Class with a guest artist*
  • Invitation to a private orchestra rehearsal with a guest artist*
  • Invitation to a post-concert reception after a Curtis Symphony Orchestra performance


Gold Circle $5,000–$9,999

(benefits valued at $496)

  • Invitation to an intermission reception at a Curtis Symphony Orchestra concert in Verizon Hall
  • Invitation to a private dinner with a guest artist and Curtis students


Fellowship Circle $10,000–$14,999

(benefits valued at $576)

  • Naming of a one-year renewable fellowship for a Curtis student*
  • Opportunities to interact with the fellowship holder*
  • Invitation to a private event in the fall with Curtis students


Faculty Artist Circle $15,000–$24,999

(benefits valued at $856)

  • Invitation to a private lesson or coaching with a Curtis faculty member and student(s)*
  • Invitation to a private dinner with a Curtis faculty member and students


President’s Circle $25,000–$34,999

(benefits valued at $956)

  • Invitation to a private luncheon with a guest artist and Curtis students
  • Invitation to a private dinner with President Roberto Díaz


Commissioning Circle $35,000-$49,999

(benefits valued at $1,956)

  • A musical piece commissioned and performed in your honor by Curtis students
  • A complimentary recording of the commission


Chairman's Performance Circle $50,000 and above 

(benefits valued at $3,456)

  • A private recital in your home performed by an ensemble of Curtis students or alumni
  • Prominent program recognition for your support of orchestra, opera, or chamber music performances


Anthony Brown, director of annual giving, (215) 717-3127

National Programs

In addition to the benefits listed above, Curtis supporters from around the country receive special benefits for gifts at the levels below.



  • A curated collection of Curtis CDs



  • A signature Curtis cap



  • Invitations to special events with Curtis musicians in your area



  • A performance at your residence by a student you support with a fellowship