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


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


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


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


Commencement: Curtis Celebrates the Class of 2021

May 24, 2021

Degrees, diplomas, and special prizes awarded to nineteen graduates in online ceremony


Curtis’s Ensemble 20/21 Closes Season With Harp Premieres

May 11, 2021

Harpist Coline-Marie Orliac performs solo works commissioned by fellow alumnae


Curtis Mourns Ghenady Meirson

May 10, 2021

Alumnus and longtime vocal coach loved introducing students to Russian repertoire