An Online Six-Week Training Program
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 (18–32 for conducting students).
CMN’s November session will focus on intensive preparation for music school auditions. In addition to the six weekly one-on-one lessons with our Curtis-trained faculty, the session will offer “mock” auditions, plus seminars with experts in the field on:
The online program is currently available to students in bassoon, cello, clarinet, composition, conducting, flute, oboe, piano, timpani and percussion, viola, violin, and voice. Program fees total $1,000 USD and include:
Enrollment is open from September 20–October 18Enroll Now
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Our roster of mentors includes 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 Teng Li (Viola ’05), principal viola of the Los Angeles Philharmonic
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.
A small amount of financial assistance may be available. Interested participants must request financial assistance prior to completing enrollment on Acceptd, and any requests after enrollment has been submitted will not considered. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for instructions on requesting financial assistance. Assistance will be distributed on or around October 18 (enrollment will re-open for a short amount of time for financial assistance recipients to enroll).
In your enrollment on Acceptd, please complete the section requesting your general weekly availability. We will use this information in considering your mentor assignment. Your assigned mentor will contact you around November 1 about scheduling lessons. They may suggest scheduling all lessons at once or they may need to make weekly plans.
Group studio classes will be scheduled as far in advance as possible and will be organized via CMN Support. If you have weeknight and weekend availability or flexibility, that is most helpful to everyone!
Our seminars will take place on Thursday, November 18 and Thursday, December 2 at 7 p.m. EST.
*Changes to these dates/times will be communicated ASAP
We do not screen or audition participants for CMN at this time. Once you have submitted your enrollment and paid the program fees on Acceptd, you are officially enrolled in the Curtis Mentor Network. Our support team will contact you if any further information is requested and you will hear from us the week prior to November 1 with specific information.
If you have questions about your equipment configuration to improve remote learning, please e-mail email@example.com. We will respond within one business day.
“I can’t appreciate enough how Curtis supported us. The teaching quality was extraordinary.”
“This program has been very insightful and informative. [Her mentor] has provided my daughter with clear step-by-step guidelines for what she needs to do from now until applying to conservatories in the future.”
—Parent of CMN Participant
“My only wish is that the program was longer!”