Alumni Resources

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Office of Alumni Relations
Curtis Institute of Music
1726 Locust Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Young Alumni Fund

The Young Alumni Fund (“YAF”) is a new annual grant program dedicated to supporting young alumni of Curtis. These grants—ranging from $1,000 to $10,000—are part of Curtis’s ongoing efforts to strengthen support for alumni in the years that follow graduation and help young alumni who may be experiencing obstacles of any kind in the pursuit of their musical careers.

Applications for the next cycle of grants will be available in Spring 2022.

Community Artist Fellowships

Curtis alumni bring their artistry to underserved communities in Philadelphia through Community Artist Fellowships. Community Artist Fellows are placed in existing partnerships between Curtis and institutions such as schools, hospitals, prisons, and rehabilitation centers. They follow a flexible schedule that balances their work in the community alongside practice and performance time.

Graduates of Curtis ages 18–28 who are willing to dedicate nine months to service are encouraged to apply to the Community Artist Fellowship program by February 1, 2022. Applications, deadlines, and additional information are available in the Acceptd online platform (select Community Artist Fellowship from the available applications on the left of the screen). Contact Mary Javian, chair of career studies at (215) 717-3149 for more information.

[I'm] beyond honored to serve as a Voice/Opera representative and member of the Curtis alumni network executive committee. Bridging the gap between vocal alumni and current vocal students is incredibly important for our future as artist/teachers and our beloved Institution. I am passionate about giving back to the place that has given so much to all of us.

Karen Slack

(OPERA ’02), OPERA ALUMNI TASK FORCE PROJECT LEADER

Alumni Referral Program

Every year, Curtis hosts prospective students from around the world in one of the most competitive admissions processes in higher education. Last year, nearly one-third of applicants first learned or gathered information about Curtis from alumni. You play a crucial role in supporting young musicians at key points in their artistic journeys and building relationships with some of Curtis’s most competitive applicants. We hope you will help us connect with talented students, especially those who might not otherwise consider applying to Curtis.

I’m looking forward to help developing a professional network of Curtis alumni in Europe, so that we can track our whereabouts, get together, and share stories, as well as spreading the word about Curtis’ current vision to other colleagues and young talents.

Catalina Vicens

(HARPSICHORD ’06), REGIONAL AMBASSADORS PROJECT LEADER (EUROPE)

Curtis Connect

Curtis’s online alumni portal is your one-stop shop for the most up-to-date alumni information.

  • Expand your network and reconnect with fellow alumni across the globe
  • Register for alumni events, Curtis performances, and reunions
  • Promote your performances, and discover and share new opportunities
  • Advance your career through career advising
  • Learn about mentoring prospective students in your community

Alumni Resources

As members of the Curtis Alumni Network, all alumni have access to a broad array of benefits.

Curtis has established a therapy fund through RAINN, the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization, to assist survivors with costs related to therapy associated with sexual misconduct experienced during their time at the school. We have also partnered with RAINN for the operation of the Curtis Institute of Music Therapy Fund Hotline through RAINN.

Get Involved

There are many ways to participate and we encourage alumni to step forward. Interested alumni are invited to:

  • get involved as a social media ambassador,
  • host alumni gatherings, or
  • join a committee to coordinate Curtis storytelling projects, regional and global ambassadors, annual philanthropy, and volunteer leadership for reunions, among other efforts.

Contact us directly to learn more.

Alumni Stories

Get to know your fellow alumni beyond their Notations in Overtones! Curtis shares mini-profiles designed to dig deeper into the Curtis alumni experience.

Share your own stories and updates on social media with #CurtisAlumni.