The Curtis curriculum is designed to meet students where they are in their musical journeys and to offer instruction, guidance, and inspiration as they pursue their goals.
Students are given the opportunity to study technique and artistic expression in order to deepen their musicality and nurture their unique voices. The musical studies curriculum allows students to inform and enhance their musical interpretations with attention to counterpoint, harmony, score analysis, ear training, keyboard studies, and music history, all geared toward performance. Opportunities to study art, literature, creative writing, ethics, philosophy, languages, history, sociology, and environmental studies, in the liberal arts curriculum, provide students with the historical and contemporary contexts needed to ask themselves how art contributes to society. Career studies courses, whether in entrepreneurship, social practice, digital recording and media studies, pedagogy, or arts leadership, provide students with the skills, theoretical grounding, and hands-on experience needed to forge their own careers in the twenty-first century dynamic world of the arts.