The Curtis curriculum comprises four academic departments, in addition to frequent opportunities to perform.


Curriculum Performance Studies

Performance courses are at the heart of a Curtis education, including lessons and coachings, instrumental repertoire studies, vocal studies, and supplementary performance.

Musical Studies

Musical studies courses are designed to give students practical, working knowledge of the artistic techniques of Western music.

Liberal Arts Courses

Liberal arts courses educate musicians as broadly and deeply as possible so that they may be greatly literate and widely informed.

Curriculum Career

Career studies courses provide students with the essential skills that working musicians need in the 21st century.