2015-16 Annual Report
In May of 2015, the board of trustees of the Curtis Institute of Music approved a bold new strategic direction, designed to guide the school as we approach our centenary in 2024. Progress during the first year of the visionary plan’s implementation is detailed in this Annual Report. Page through the report and explore the links below to learn how the key themes of Curtis’s strategic direction are shaping the present and future of the school.
Bold Intentions: From the heart of Curtis, a new strategic direction has emerged to propel the school toward its 2024 centenary. (From Overtones, Fall 2015)
CURTIS MUSICIAN LIFE CYCLE
Curtis ArtistYear Fellowships: Anna Odell, a fellow in 2015–16, recounts her year playing harp in hospital and rehabilitation settings. (From Overtones, Fall 2016)
Alumni Network: Launched in 2016, a global network is providing resources and connections for alumni.
Alumni Reunion 2015
GLOBAL MUSICAL COMMUNITY
Live Streams at Curtis Performs: A new weekly series of live-streamed recitals launched in 2015–16, moving Curtis toward a more vibrant presence in the digital space.
Curtis on Tour: An expanded touring program is bringing the excellence of Curtis music-making—and the power of the Curtis brand—to more national and international venues.
Curtis on Tour participants
PROGRAMS, TEACHING MODEL, AND EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING
Darmstadt School: The 2015–16 all-school project focused on this collective of avant-garde composers who emerged in the early 1950s as the world was reeling from the effects of the Second World War. The project continues in 2016–17.
Why Choose Curtis?: Students, faculty, and alumni reflect on what makes the Curtis education unique.
Why Choose Curtis?
Extraordinary Generosity: Departing board chair Nina von Maltzahn committed a transformational endowment gift of $55 million to Curtis, to support the education of our students in the long term.
Nina Baroness von Maltzahn with Roberto Díaz
Governance Breadth and Depth: In 2015–16 Curtis continued to expand the depth and breadth of the boards of trustees and overseers, adding national and international members.
2015-16 DONORS TO THE CURTIS INSTITUTE OF MUSIC
Curtis is grateful to these generous supporters.