“Students shall learn to think and express their thoughts against a background of quiet culture, with the stimulus of personal contact with artist teachers who represent the highest and finest in their art.” —Mary Louise Curtis Bok, founder of the Curtis Institute of Music
To create the environment Mrs. Bok envisioned, the Curtis curriculum combines one-on-one training with master artists and courses in musical studies, liberal arts, and career studies. Students at the Curtis Institute of Music enjoy a wealth of opportunities to perform, listen, and learn.
Curtis is America’s most selective music conservatory, and its high standard for entry ensures that students rehearse and perform alongside musical peers. Curtis’s student body is international and multicultural, and there is no minimum or maximum age to audition.
In a uniquely nurturing environment, the school’s superb faculty encourages students at every step to grow as artists and as members of the Curtis community.