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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


Celebrating Black History: The Legacy of Ursula Guy Curd (Piano ’26)

February 4, 2021

“Unforgettable” pianist from Curtis’s inaugural class was a founding member of the Omega Omega chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha


Curtis Mourns the Passing of John Weaver

February 2, 2021

Dr. Weaver (Organ ’59) was a member of the Curtis faculty for more than three decades, from 1971 to 2003.


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.