Student Recital Series


In 2020 the Student Recital Series provides a virtual platform for exceptional young musicians—and free opportunities for audiences to indulge in a season-long showcase of artistry. Since Curtis was founded in 1924, some of history’s most important musicians have appeared on the stage of Field Concert Hall, and today the Student Recital Series continues this celebrated legacy. As Curtis operates remotely during the pandemic, recitals are reimagined for new concert spaces and evolving technologies.

Students perform solo and chamber works from locations around the globe in new performances available each Friday through December 18. Special programs, such as vocal studio recitals, and additional dates are added throughout the year. Most recital broadcasts last about 90 minutes with no intermission.

Student Recitals are free and open to the public. Registration is required via Curtis’s Performance Calendar and grants unlimited access to each recital for one week. 

The 2020–21 Student Recital Series begins on Friday, October 23.



Curtis Rewards Card Program

Patrons can obtain a Curtis Rewards Card at any student recital and present it for scanning at each recital attended. With repeated attendance, cardholders earn Curtis merchandise, gift certificates to ticketed Curtis performances, and discounts to Philadelphia restaurants, among other incentives.

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The Curtis Institute of Music received funding from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts.


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