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Community Artist Fellows Serve in Creative Ways

January 21, 2021

New vlogs from the 2020–21 fellows detail activities with Penn Memory Center, All-City Orchestra, and more.


Karen Slack’s #SayTheirNames Project Detailed in Inquirer

January 20, 2021

Ms. Smith conceived of and performed in the film, which explores the remarkable contributions of Black women to social justice causes.


Curtis Opera Theatre Presents Staged Duets in Opera OnDemand

January 13, 2021

Semester-long project expands students’ artistic and tech skills alongside innovative virtual staging


Curtis Welcomes Title IX and HR Hire in New Year

December 15, 2020

Kimberly Gould will oversee Title IX functions, human resources, and equal opportunity services.


Vince Ford Joins Curtis Institute of Music in Leadership Role for Digital Strategy

December 7, 2020

Dr. Ford’s expertise will boost the school’s digital presence and burgeoning Performance Innovation Lab


Alumni Projects Top New York Times Year-End Selections

December 5, 2020

Concerts and conversations are among the best of 2020 says New York Times


Young Alumni Share Their Voices

December 4, 2020

Casual conversations pair with portraits by Philadelphia-area artists on Medium


Curtis Alumni and Faculty Among 2021 Grammy Nominees

November 25, 2020

Eric Owens, Richard Danielpour, J’Nai Bridges, and the Dover Quartet have received nominations.


Michelle Cann Named Inaugural Eleanor Sokoloff Chair in Piano Studies at the Curtis Institute of Music

November 17, 2020

Ms. Cann, an accomplished soloist and educator, assumes new role honoring late piano faculty member


Renovations to 1726 Locust Street Restore Iconic Elegance

November 11, 2020

Staff member Nan Alderson has taken care of Curtis buildings for 13 years. She looks ahead at planned renovations to the original building which may be “a tall order.”