Curtis Circles

Mary Louise Curtis Bok, the visionary founder of the Curtis Institute of Music, believed in the transformative potential of every individual to make a positive impact in their communities and beyond. She held the belief that a world-class musical education would give Curtis musicians the artistic foundation to create and share a profound love and gratitude for music. Through her generous support, she helped position Curtis musicians at the heart of a continually expanding circle of musical appreciation and accomplishment—reaching across Philadelphia and around the globe.

We invite you to help continue the vision of Mary Louise Curtis Bok by joining Curtis Circles, a new program designed to support the school’s mission and programs. Your generous contribution to Curtis Circles will directly impact and uplift Curtis’s students and will ensure that they receive the highest level of education and artistic development.

Participation in Curtis Circles begins at $1,250 annually and provides an opportunity for the school’s closest friends and supporters to be recognized through exclusive special events and engagement experiences.

For more information, please contact us at or (215) 717-3131.

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2024–25 Season

Step into the heart of our centennial celebration as Curtis Institute of Music unveils a season brimming with passion, energy, and greatness.

Friends Circle


  • Subscription to the twice-yearly Overtones magazine
  • Special early access to purchase season subscriptions 
  • Invitation to a select tea each academic year
  • Recognition in orchestra and opera programs and online in the honor roll of supporters


All the above, plus:  

  • Annual report mailing
  • Invitation to select master classes 
  • Invitations to exclusive Friends Circle events throughout the year, such as champagne receptions before or after select Curtis events 

Patrons Circle


All the above, plus: 

  • Invitation to the Patron Circle dinner with the school’s board of trustees and leadership


All the above, plus:  

  • Recognition in the annual report
  • Invitation to select insider experiences (ex. archives tour, faculty Q&A, etc.)

Leadership Circle


All the above, plus: 

  • Invitations to the Leadership Circle luncheon with current students and Curtis leadership  
  • Annual renewable recognition in association with select fellowships, programs, or performances 


All the above, plus: 

  • Invitations to select rehearsals and studio classes

President's Circle


All the above, plus: 

  • Exclusive dinner with President Roberto Díaz 


All the above, plus:  

  • Invitations to exclusive rehearsals, experiences, and meet and greet opportunities as chosen by the provost and president’s offices