Curtis Mourns the Passing of Longtime Trustee Frank Bayley

The Curtis Institute of Music mourns the loss of longtime trustee Frank Bayley, who passed away on Sunday, September 13, at age 83, following a battle with cancer. He had been a part of the Curtis family for the past twenty-five years.

Mr. Bayley was born in Seattle, Washington and attended Harvard College, Harvard Law School, and the University of California at Berkeley. He was the founder of Bayley International, director and chairman of the private real estate holding company C.D. Stimson Company, and was formerly a partner at the law firm of Baker McKenzie.

Mr. Bayley was a key figure in raising awareness of Curtis in the San Francisco Bay area for many years by inviting our students and recent graduates to perform with San Francisco Performances, where he was also a board member. Passionate about art as well as music, he served on the boards of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Seattle Art Museum, and the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.

We extend our heartfelt condolences to his family, friends, and colleagues. He will be dearly missed.

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