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Alumni Spotlight: Jeanne Behrend (Piano '34)

January 25, 2017

Native Philadelphian Jeanne Behrend was a member of the first graduating class at Curtis in 1934


Original "Syn"

October 6, 2016

A former violinist and Curtis student, Rockmore became the first, and arguably best, theremin virtuosa...


Student life in the 1920s: The letters from Ella Geer (Violin '27)

March 24, 2016

Ella arrived in Philadelphia on Monday, September 27, 1926. Two days later, she auditioned at Curtis and was accepted


The Dover Quartet Joins the Curtis Institute of Music Faculty as First Penelope P. Watkins Ensemble in Residence

August 5, 2020

Innovative residency combines teaching, touring, and technology


Curtis Mourns the Passing of Leon Fleisher

August 4, 2020

Mr. Fleisher served on the Curtis faculty from 1986 to 2011


Alexis C. Lamb Selected to Create New Work for Curtis Institute of Music’s Ensemble 20/21

July 29, 2020

Composer’s proposal involves collaboration with projection designer Camilla Tassi


Curtis Mourns the Death of Eleanor Sokoloff

July 13, 2020

The school’s longest-serving faculty member passed away on July 12 at age 106


More to Watch: July 6–12

July 6, 2020

Curtis is happy to share a small sampling of the performances available this week from our alumni, peer organizations, and friends.


Alumni Quarantining Together Featured in Philadelphia Inquirer

July 2, 2020

Curtis graduates perform string quartets from South Philadelphia home


J’Nai Bridges in New York Times on COVID-19 Challenges

June 29, 2020

Ms. Bridges is a 2012 graduate.