Roberto Díaz, President and CEO

Nina von Maltzahn President’s Chair

A violist of international reputation, Roberto Díaz is president and CEO of the Curtis Institute of Music, following in the footsteps of renowned soloist/directors such as Josef Hofmann, Efrem Zimbalist, and Rudolf Serkin. As a teacher of viola at Curtis and former principal viola of the Philadelphia Orchestra, Mr. Díaz has already had a significant impact on American musical life and continues to do so in his dual roles as performer and educator.

Board of Trustees

The board of trustees of the Curtis Institute of Music has ultimate oversight and authority over the business and affairs of the school.

The Mary Louise Curtis Bok Foundation Board of Directors

The Curtis Institute of Music receives annual operating support from the Mary Louise Curtis Bok Foundation, a not-for-profit corporation formed exclusively for charitable, scientific, and educational purposes, particularly the support of music and musical education. The foundation’s board of directors has determined that Curtis should be the sole recipient of financial support.

  • Bayard R. Fiechter, president

    Victoria Bok, vice president

    Joseph M. Field, secretary

    Scott M. Jenkins, treasurer


    A. Margaret “Stormy” Bok

    Tomas J. Bok, Ph.D.

    Gary Graffman

    James R. “Robin” Ledwith†

    Milton L. Rock, Ph.D.

    Robert H. Rock

    Brett Rubinson

    Samuel R. Shipley III

    † deceased


  • Ed Gazouleas, Gie and Lisa Liem Artistic Director and Provost

    Nick DiBerardino, senior associate dean, performance studies; chair of composition studies; and director, Ensemble 20/21

    Amy Yang, associate dean of piano studies and artistic initiatives

    Mary Moon, special assistant to the provost


    Admissions and Student Affairs
    (Registrar, Financial Assistance, Residence Life)

    Paul Bryan, director of assessment and accreditation; musician lifecycle consultant

    Patricia Carpino, senior associate dean of student affairs

    Yvonne Fulmore, registrar

    Darin Kelly, senior director of scheduling and logistics management, (215) 717-3108

    Veronica McAuley, director of student financial assistance, (215) 717-3188

    Taylor Pate, assistant director of residence life graduate assistant

    Shea Scruggs, director of institutional research and musician experience/chief enrollment officer


    Artistic Production

    Justin Bowen, production and artistic operations assistant

    Caleb Bradley, orchestra librarian

    Jon Guenther, chief piano technician, (215) 717-3153

    Hannah Horine, director of performance activities

    Keith Obaza, director of production, vocal studies and Curtis Opera Theatre

    Eric Owens, director of vocal studies and the Curtis Opera Theatre

    Olivia Rainoff, orchestra manager

    Miloš Repický, Hirsig Family Chair in Vocal Studies

    David Schonberger, production assistant

    Isabel Tague, associate, vocal studies and Curtis Opera Theatre

    Laura Vercelli, senior director of administration and operations, vocal studies and Curtis Opera Theatre

    Jessica Wolford, senior director of concert production and artistic operations



    Jonathan Coopersmith, chair of musical studies, (215) 717-3183

    Mary Javian, chair of career studies, (215) 717-3149

    Jeanne M. McGinn, senior associate dean of academics, Ruth W. and A. Morris Williams Jr. Chair of Liberal Arts, (215) 717-3114


    Rock Resource Center (Library and Archives)
    (215) 893-5265

    Judy Belland, circulation manager

    Barbara Benedett, digital archivist

    Aliyah Shanti, assistant librarian of systems and cataloging

    Emily Butler Waters, associate dean, John de Lancie Library

    Peter Williams, director of the Rock Resource Center

  • Andrew Lane, vice president, touring and artist management, (215) 717-3124

    Julie Gaitens, booking representative, (215) 717-3146

    Lingzi Liu, manager of touring operations, (215) 717-3143

    Catelyn Cohen, manager of artist services, (215) 717-3129

    Brayton Arvin, artist manager and booking representative, (215) 875-4204

    Julika Castro, booking representative, Europe, +49 (0)178-514 43 26

  • Media Inquiries (215) 717-3190

    Patricia K. Johnson, vice president of communications and public affairs

    Ryan Lathan, associate director of communications

    Brian Wise, editor, Overtones

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