Annual Giving

Perpetual renewal of the world’s leading music conservatory

Annual gifts are essential to Curtis's continued success, making a world-class education possible for our talented students. Approximately one-quarter of our annual budget is sustained through recurring annual gifts—primarily from individuals, and also from corporations, foundations, and government agencies. Annual gifts support educational programs, performances, student wellness, and other initiatives.



Friends of Curtis
Contribute $75 or more and be recognized as a Friend of Curtis. Annual giving is a rewarding way to support tomorrow’s great musicians and advance the school's mission. Friends of Curtis enjoy an array of attractive donor benefits, including early access to discounted prices for select Curtis concerts.

For more details, contact Tony Brown at or (215) 717-3127.

The Leopold Stokowski Society
Annual gifts of $1,250 or more bring recognition and benefits through the Leopold Stokowski Society, including complimentary subscriptions and invitations to special events that offer behind-the-scenes access to students, faculty, and guest artists, as well as exceptional performance experiences.

For more details, contact Tony Brown at or (215) 717-3127.

Summerfest is a comprehensive summer program held on the Curtis campus, with five distinctive program tracks for young musicians ages 11 to 22. Since it’s inception in 2012, admission has quickly become highly competitive, and the Summerfest experience is now sought by some of the most talented young musicians in the country and the world.

With tuition and room and board costs ranging from $2,000 to $6,000, depending on the program track, almost every Summerfest applicant requests some sort of financial assistance, whether need-based or merit-based. With your gift to the Summerfest Special Access Fund, you can play a part in addressing this growing need, and help to make the dreams of over 200 young musicians come true this summer.


Named Annual Fellowships
Donors who give $10,000 or more have the opportunity to name an annual fellowship, allowing them to associate their support with a gifted Curtis student whose progress and performances they can follow with pride.

For more details, contact Tony Brown at or (215) 717-3127.

Crescendo Club
The Curtis Crescendo Club brings donors between the ages of 21 and 45 together for special networking events and other opportunities to get more involved at Curtis and in classical music in Philadelphia. Through their annual gifts of $75 or more, these donors enjoy all the benefits of giving to Curtis, in addition to invitations to gatherings exclusively for Crescendo Club members. 

For more details, contact Anna Matheson at or (215) 717-3141.

Corporate Giving
By supporting the unmatched excellence of Curtis, world-class businesses sustain the next generation of extraordinary artists while making a powerful investment in the arts. With over 200 annual performances in venues across Philadelphia, the U.S., and around the globe, Curtis offers a distinctive platform to achieve your business goals.

All corporate sponsors enjoy the benefits of being a Curtis Corporate Partner. Exclusive benefits are available in association with specific program or performance sponsorship packages which are tailored to meet your specific needs. 

To learn more, please contact Adriane Fink at or (215) 717-3186.