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Corporate, Foundation, and Government Giving

One of the world's leading conservatories, the Curtis Institute of Music offers full-tuition, merit-based scholarships to all of its 170 students, as well as need-based financial assistance for living expenses.

Curtis attracts the most promising young musicians from around the world to study with its renowned faculty of active performers and participate in the school's frequent performances.

Contributions from corporations, foundations, and government agencies help Curtis uphold these commitments to its students. Institutional donors sponsor concerts and events, support special projects and programs, and help Curtis students share their artistry with underserved communities.

Foundation Giving

Government Support

Curtis Corporate Partners

Curtis Corporate Partners: Membership Levels and Benefits

Thank You to our Partners



Foundations provide some of the Curtis Institute of Music's largest sources of annual support. Foundations have helped Curtis launch new programs, such as the Community Artist Program and multi-year residency with eighth blackbird (pictured at right); commission works from emerging and established composers; and construct Lenfest Hall (pictured below) and renovate its historic facilities.

Foundations also support and strengthen ongoing initiatives including the Curtis Opera Theatre, Curtis Community Engagement Program (educational outreach), Curtis Student Assistance Fund (need-based financial assistance for living expenses), and Curtis's distinct all-scholarship policy.

Curtis is grateful for the generous support of its foundation donors and welcomes RFPs. Please call Amy Miller, Director of Institutional Relations, at (215) 717-3186 if your foundation would like more information about how to support Curtis's training of the world's finest young performing artists for their professional careers.


Curtis thanks the following city, state, and federal agencies that supported the school in 2013–14. This public support helped share the extraordinary artistry of Curtis students with diverse audiences in the Philadelphia region.

Philadelphia Cultural Fund: General Operating Support grant

Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency: Support of the free Curtis Student Recital Series and Curtis Community Engagement Program educational outreach


Curtis Corporate Partners

Curtis Corporate Partners (CCP) help sustain the excellence and innovation that make the school a vibrant cultural asset to Philadelphia and the world.

CCP members enjoy a variety of exclusive recognition opportunities and access to see the impact of their company's investment firsthand.

For 90 years, the Curtis Institute of Music has transformed talented young students into the world's most beloved performing artists and has maintained its unparalleled commitment to artistic ideals and a distinct all-scholarship policy through the generosity of countless supporters, including CCP members.

Please consider joining today and help Curtis continue to thrive.


Curtis corporate PARTNERs: member LEVELS AND BENEFITS

PERFORMER: $500-999

  • Discount tickets to select Curtis concerts and productions (Subject to availability)
  • Invitation to an exclusive event for Curtis Corporate Partners
  • Listing in Curtis publications, including orchestra/opera/recital programs and annual report (Circulation 22,000+ annually)

CHORUS: $1,000-$2,499
All benefits of the previous level, plus:

  • Complimentary tickets to select Curtis concerts and productions (Subject to availability)

PRINCIPAL: $2,500-$4,999
All benefits of the previous levels, plus:

  • Half-page advertisement in Curtis Symphony Orchestra/Curtis Opera program books (Circulation 11,000+ annually)

SOLOIST: $5,000-$9,999
All benefits of the previous levels, plus:

  • Recognition on
  • Full-page advertisement in Curtis Symphony Orchestra/Curtis Opera program books (Circulation 11,000+ annually)
  • Invitations to Curtis VIP receptions and events

VIRTUOSO: $10,000+
All benefits of the previous levels, plus:

  • Named sponsorship opportunities are available for performances, special events, student fellowships, and programs.
  • Opportunity to hire Curtis musician(s) to perform at your company function free of charge (Program restrictions apply)
  • Additional customized benefits to ensure a mutually valuable and lasting partnership



  • Curtis has a variety of volunteer opportunities and special events each year for employee/client entertainment or professional development.
  • The Curtis Institute of Music considers offers of gifts of in-kind products and/or services.







Please contact us for more information and to arrange a meeting/site visit so you can learn more about supporting the Curtis Institute of Music.

Amy Miller, director of institutional relations, (215) 717-3186 (pictured below, left)
Diane Poff, institutional relations associate, (215) 717-3184 (pictured below, right)


We look forward to working with you.