News Listing


Curtis Appoints Nick DiBerardino Director of Composition Studies and Ensemble 20/21

July 27, 2021

Alumnus will oversee curriculum, activities, and collaborations for the school’s five composition majors


Michelle Cann and Karen Slack To Receive Sphinx Medal of Excellence

July 26, 2021

Pianist and soprano honored for achievements in musicianship, advocacy, and ambassadorship


Curtis Announces Andrew Lane as Vice President, Touring and Artist Management

July 7, 2021

New position acknowledges success of global touring activities and artist management initiative


Alumni Educator Profile: Margaret Batjer

June 29, 2021

Margaret Batjer (Violin ’80) has served as concertmaster of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (LACO) since 1998. She is renowned as a violin soloist, chamber musician, and teacher, and has established herself as a versatile and respected artist worldwide.


NPR, New Yorker, LA Times Explore Julius Eastman Revivals

June 24, 2021

A 1963 Curtis graduate, Eastman “personifies so many issues of our day,” reports critic Mark Swed


Elizabeth Younan and Philadelphia Orchestra Musicians Provide Catwalk Soundtrack

June 14, 2021

Composition graduate’s premiere celebrates local clothing design project, reports WHYY


Watch Midori Receive Kennedy Center Honor

June 7, 2021

43rd Annual Kennedy Center Honors aired on CBS June 6


Young Conductors Featured in New York Times

June 4, 2021

Recent article asks if assistant conductors, including several Curtis alumni, are the future of the orchestral field


Imani Winds Joins the Curtis Institute of Music Faculty

June 2, 2021

GRAMMY-nominated ensemble brings expertise in chamber music programming, community engagement, and career development


Ed Gazouleas Appointed Gie and Lisa Liem Artistic Director

May 27, 2021

Mr. Gazouleas is a 1984 viola graduate and joined the faculty in 2017