Careers in Music Speaker Series

Curtis is wholly committed to preparing its students and alumni to invent 21st-century careers, and to this end, aims to equip them with a variety of on-stage and off-stage skills.

This speaker series, curated by Mary Javian, chair of career studies, gives the Curtis community the opportunity to hear from a variety of illustrious performers and others from the music world, each with a uniquely successful career.

All events are open to Curtis students, faculty, staff, and alumni.  

2020–21 Speaker Series


Contact Mary Javian, chair of career studies


Wednesday, September 23 at 8 p.m.

SoundLAB has received critical acclaim as a trailblazing new music ensemble, partnering with major institutions and artistic partners in Philadelphia.

Soprano Karen Slack

Wednesday, October 21 at 8 p.m.

Soprano Karen Slack has performed with major conductors in opera houses and concert halls around the world.

Mark Rabideau

Wednesday, November 4 at 8 p.m.

Mark Rabideau is the associate dean for academic and faculty affairs at the University of Colorado Denver’s College of Arts and Media (CAM).

Ranaan Meyer

Wednesday, January 20 at 8 p.m.

Ranaan Meyer is a founding member and performer with Time for Three as well as a double bass educator.

Dover Quartet

Wednesday, February 17 at 8 p.m.

International touring and recording group the Dover Quartet joined the faculty in 2020 as the inaugural Penelope P. Watkins Ensemble in Residence.