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Why Choose Curtis: Dennis Chmelensky

Curtis students, alumni, and faculty share their thoughts about what makes Curtis unique

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“I chose Curtis because it allowed me to find something artistically that would have been impossible if I’d stayed abroad. Here you’re going to be surrounded by some absolutely amazing musicians and inspiring colleagues, and you’ll get a lot of support in every single way: not only the attention of the very diverse staff, but also financially of course, plus assistance for competitions and auditions. At Curtis, I was lucky not only to have people believe in me, but also to find the right people at the right time.”

—Dennis Chmelensky (Opera ’19)