Curtis Summerfest 2020 is made possible through the generous support of the following:
Interns from the Princeton University Internships in Civic Service Program, arranged and funded annually by Chuck and Judy Freyer
JKG Florida Business Corp.
Musical Fund Society of Philadelphia (through its Robert Capanna Memorial Award)
National Federation of Music Clubs (through its Barbara M. Irish (PNP) Harp Award)
The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage
My time at Curtis was truly life-changing. The conservatory is a magical place where talented, young artists can come together to create music in a collaborative and encouraging environment. During the program, I had access to incredible coaches who were able to help me grow as a musician and performer. I will also never forget the numerous performance opportunities to sing in Lenfest Hall, and even Philadelphia’s Verizon Hall. My summer at Curtis was definitely one I will remember forever!
Had a FABULOUS weekend!! This is far and away the BEST amateur chamber music program (and I have sampled many of them!!). ... The coaching is superb, on an extraordinarily high professional level. Working in depth on an entire Brahms piano trio brought a wealth of understanding about that particular trio, but also important concepts to apply to other works. This is a rare musical growth opportunity, all in a very condensed time frame!! Bravo!!
"The time I spent at the Curtis Summerfest was unlike anything I have ever experienced, the voice coaching is such that you won't find anywhere else in the world. It was one of the best experiences I have ever had, and has only fueled my passion for opera and classical music further. It was truly life changing."
"We appreciate the nurturing and supportive environment all of you created—it gave her a real boost in confidence and brought the joy she feels when playing music to the forefront. Your program gave her a more mature and whole way of looking at music as a career and way of life."
"I made friends that I know I will have for the rest of my life. If I could go back in time to any part of my life, I absolutely would go back to the summer I lived at Curtis."
"This was a spectacular experience! The coaches were encouraging and supportive. I (and my group) got so much out of this."
"I’m still amazed of all the help I got and what I was hearing in my own playing. I couldn’t believe what I was hearing…I never had any hope that I could approach this level."