/ Curtis Mentor Network Now Enrolling for Summer 2021

Curtis Mentor Network Summer 2021 Sessions

6-Week Training Program

Session I: Monday, May 24 to Monday, July 5

Session II: Monday, July 12 to Monday, August 23

Enrollment for either or both sessions closes Monday, May 17.

Challenge yourself to grow in an online, intensive conservatory environment. The Curtis Mentor Network develops overall musicianship and prepares students for auditions, competitions, and performances. Students receive one-on-one lessons and attend studio classes led by Curtis mentors. The online program welcomes dedicated, classical musicians ages 14–28.

The online program is currently available to students in cello, clarinet, composition, conducting, flute, oboe, piano, viola, violin, and voice. Program fees total $1,000 USD and include:

  • six 45-minute lessons via Zoom (optimized for audio quality)
  • three one-hour studio classes
  • three one-hour professional development seminars
  • a Certificate of Completion signed by mentor and Curtis Mentor Network artistic director
  • limited financial assistance is available; please contact support@curtis.edu for more information.

Jennifer KohCurtis Mentors

Curtis Mentor Network mentors are some of the most celebrated professional musicians and accomplished teachers in the field, drawn from the alumni body and Curtis’s summer program faculty.

Meet Curtis Mentors


Pictured: Mentor Jennifer Koh (Violin ’02), artistic director and founder of arco collaborative






Flute mentor Sonora Slocum (top) connects with her mentee over Zoom

Tips for Remote Learning

Once assigned, your mentor will e-mail you to introduce themself; all lessons are scheduled via e-mail. All lessons take place on Zoom. Your teacher will e-mail you a Zoom link in advance of your lesson, which is how you will connect. Please be on time. 

Choose a quiet room with few distractions. Minimizing ambient noise, like air conditioning or fans, will result in clearer audio. Spaces with soft, sound-absorbing elements like upholstered furniture and carpet also help with audio clarity. Lessons must take place on a Zoom-enabled device with reliable internet access. We recommend using an external microphone and headphones or earbuds for your lessons. View Zoom settings that optimize audio for music lessons. 

Need help?

If you have questions about your equipment configuration to improve remote learning, please e-mail support@curtis.edu. We will respond within one business day.