A harpist

Performance courses are the heart of a Curtis education, including lessons, coachings, and instrumental repertoire and vocal studies.



Mary Javian talks with students at a  concert

Career studies courses provide students with the essential skills that working musicians need in the 21st century.

An exam on music theory

Musical studies courses are designed to give students practical, working knowledge of the artistic techniques of Western music.



Artist Citizen curriculum offers students opportunities to deploy their artistry in service of community engagement and transformation.

A teacher presents a lesson

Liberal arts courses educate musicians as broadly and deeply as possible so that they may be greatly literate and widely informed.



Students Rehearsing

The All School Project is an annual, interdepartmental examination of a musical theme across all curricula.