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Women’s History Month at Curtis: Irra Petina (Voice ’35)

March 17, 2021

A truly versatile singer, Curtis alumna Irra Petina was well known for both her operatic and Broadway roles


Curtis Faculty and Alumni Among 2021 GRAMMY® Winners

March 15, 2021

Eric Owens, Pacifica Quartet, and nationwide orchestras receive top music industry honors


Curtis Alumni Win 2021 Avery Fisher Career Grants

March 12, 2021

Recent graduates Oliver Herbert and Eric Lu win the prestigious award, designed for young musicians with the potential for major careers


Anthony McGill to Hold New Distinguished Chair at Curtis

March 10, 2021

The William R. and Hyunah Yu Brody Distinguished Chair recognizes exceptional artistry and pedagogy


Diane Monroe is WRTI Featured Artist

February 22, 2021

Violin alumna contributed first-person reflections and recordings to the jazz and classical playlists as part of Black History Month celebration


Curtis Mentor Network Session Begins March 15

February 22, 2021

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


Michelle Cann Delivers “Knockout” Debut Says Philadelphia Inquirer

February 18, 2021

Performance of Florence Price’s Piano Concerto in One Movement receives rave reviews.


Karen Slack (Opera ’02) Urges Viewers to #SayTheirNames

February 18, 2021

Ms. Slack’s empowering film combines poetry, artwork, and music to bring to life the struggles and successes of Sojourner Truth, Ida B. Wells, Fannie Lou Hamer, and Kimberlé Crenshaw.


Celebrating Black History: Xavier Foley (Double Bass ’16) and the Entrepreneurial Spirit

February 15, 2021

Xavier Foley (Double Bass ’16) is known for communicating his virtuosity and passion for music and creating opportunities for himself and his instrument, which is rarely presented solo.


Musicmaking Starts at Home with Virtual Curtis Family Concert on February 20

February 8, 2021

Singer-songwriter Andrew Lipke and cellist Camden Shaw lead interactive program for families on Zoom