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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.


Curtis Opera Theatre Presents Staged Duets in Opera OnDemand

January 13, 2021

Semester-long project expands students’ artistic and tech skills alongside innovative virtual staging


Curtis Welcomes Title IX and HR Hire in New Year

December 15, 2020

Kimberly Gould will oversee Title IX functions, human resources, and equal opportunity services.


Vince Ford Joins Curtis Institute of Music in Leadership Role for Digital Strategy

December 7, 2020

Dr. Ford’s expertise will boost the school’s digital presence and burgeoning Performance Innovation Lab


Alumni Projects Top New York Times Year-End Selections

December 5, 2020

Concerts and conversations are among the best of 2020 says New York Times