The Rock Resource Center, including both the library and archives of the Curtis Institute of Music, collects, preserves, and provides access to historical materials for performance, research and other educational purposes. These materials represent the values and opinions of their creators and may contain language or images that are offensive or objectionable. Providing access to these materials allows us to hold the creators accountable and learn from the past.
The library, housed in the Rock Resource Center at 1720 Locust Street, contains over 100,000 volumes of print and digital music scores and books, including scholarly sets of composers’ complete works, authoritative editions of the standard repertoire, and recordings. The library also subscribes to a number of digital sheet music services, industry publications, and research databases.
The Curtis Archives Blog acts as a repository for academic articles involving artists and figures from Curtis’s past. These historical posts provide a glimpse into the storied nature of Curtis and the depth of talent and accomplishment within our community.