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Curtis Mentor Network Session Begins March 15

Enjoy online lessons, studio classes, and mentorship in preparation for auditions, competitions, performance opportunities, and more.

Flute mentor Sonora Slocum (top) connects with her mentee over Zoom

The Curtis Institute of Music invites classical musicians ages 14–28 to learn more about the Curtis Mentor Network (CMN), a six-week remote program that provides high-quality, personalized mentorship. Participants receive one-on-one lessons with alumni mentors and attend studio classes led by current Curtis students. The program develops participants’ overall musicianship and prepares them for auditions, competitions, and performances.

To date, over 100 students from 17 states and nine countries have benefitted from CMN. Said one participant: “Having a program like this was the special gem I did not know I needed!”

A new session begins on Monday, March 15; registration opens on Monday, March 1 at Curtis.edu/CMN. Want to learn more? A free informational webinar takes place on Thursday, February 25 at 7 p.m. ET. Current mentors and administrators will answer questions and provide more details about the program.



CMN mentors are some of the most celebrated professional musicians and accomplished teachers in the field, drawn from the alumni body and Curtis’s summer program faculty. View mentor roster.

The online program is currently available to students around the world in cello, clarinet, composition, conducting, flute, oboe, piano, viola, violin, and voice. Program fees total $1,000 USD (limited financial aid is available) and include:

  • six 45-minute lessons via Zoom (optimized for audio quality)
  • three one-hour studio classes
  • three one-hour professional development seminars
  • additional support and guidance from current Curtis students and staff
  • a Certificate of Completion signed by mentor and CMN artistic director