Working with distinguished artist-faculty members under the direction of Danielle Orlando and Eric Owens, singers study opera and song literature as well as chamber music.
Curtis aims to educate and train musicians for 21st-century careers as performers on the highest professional level, through a unique "learn by doing" approach. Students can expect to perform often on the Student Recital Series and in Curtis Opera Theatre productions from the beginning of their Curtis careers.
Applicants who are admitted enter the Bachelor of Music program in voice, the Master of Music program in opera, or the diploma program. Those who already hold bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degrees or other certificates or diplomas are welcome to apply.
Beginning in the 2019-20 school year, Eric Owens and Danielle Orlando assume artistic leadership of the Curtis Vocal Studies Department.
Danielle Orlando, Hirsig Family chair of vocal studies and director of the Curtis Opera Theatre
Eric Owens, director of vocal studies and the Curtis Opera Theatre
Dorothy Shrader, manager of vocal studies and Curtis Opera Theatre
Justin Johnson, production director
Chas Rader-Shieber, resident stage director
Lisa Keller, master coach
Grant Loehnig, master coach
Susan Nowicki, master coach
Miloš Repický, master coach
Jin Hyun Park, staff pianist
Ting Ting Wong, staff pianist
Reese Revak, opera and voice coach/staff pianist
Stefano Baldasseroni, Italian diction coach
Ghenady Meirson, Russian repertoire coach
Ulrike Shapiro, German diction coach
Vinson Cole, adjunct
Elizabeth de Trejo, adjunct
Ruth Falcon, adjunct
Julia Faulkner, faculty
Cynthia Hoffmann, adjunct
Luis Ledesma, adjunct
Jack Li Vigni, adjunct
Patricia McCaffrey, adjunct
Sherry Overholt, adjunct
Joan Patenaude-Yarnell, faculty
Maitland Peters, adjunct
Ashley Putnam, adjunct
Bill Schuman, adjunct
Kevin Short, adjunct