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Curtis students hone their craft through more than 200 orchestra, opera, and solo and chamber music offerings and programs that bring arts access and education to the community.

For nearly a century Curtis has provided each member of its small student body with an unparalleled education alongside musical peers, distinguished by a “learn by doing” philosophy and personalized attention from a faculty that includes a high proportion of actively performing musicians. To ensure that admissions are based solely on artistic promise, Curtis makes an investment in each admitted student so that no tuition is charged for their studies

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Students

All Curtis students receive merit-based, full-tuition scholarships. As a result, talent and artistic promise are the only considerations for admission.

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Acceptance Rate

These performances take place in Philadelphia and around the world through the Curtis on Tour program.

3:2

Student to Faculty Ratio

All students receive highly personalized attention with Curtis’s celebrated faculty.

Our Mission

The Curtis Institute of Music educates and trains exceptionally gifted young musicians to engage a local and global community through the highest level of artistry.

History

The Curtis Institute of Music opened on October 13, 1924.

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Faculty

The Curtis Institute of Music professors care deeply about teaching and interacting with students. The faculty are world-renowned performing musicians who connect students to life as a successful professional musician today.

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Student Life

Come to Curtis and find campus life that celebrates music by both students and faculty. Build lifelong friendships with fellow students who share your interests, passions, and perspectives.

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Alumni

Curtis alumni, having experienced extraordinary one-on-one training and valuable performance opportunities as students, go on to invent careers with impact around the world and in their communities.

Administration

Meet the leadership, board, trustees, and staff working behind the scenes to make Curtis an exceptional institution for the study of music.

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