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Curtis International Reach

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Student body

  • Over the past five years, students from 29 states and 22 different countries have attended Curtis.

Curtis On Tour

  • Students, faculty, and alumni have traveled to 44 destinations worldwide since 2008.
  • Includes performances in 12 countries in Europe, Asia, North and South America.

28 U.S. cities

10 European cities

4 Asian cities

3 Latin American cities

Online engagement

  • Two courses taught by Curtis faculty and offered through Coursera ( in 2013 saw more than 51,000 combined enrollments from students in 135 countries.
  • Curtis Performs ( a website dedicated to exclusive HD video content from Curtis, has been viewed in 112 different countries since its May 2013 launch.

Summer programs

  • Summerfest (, Curtis's series of summer programs launched in 2012, has brought students from seven different countries and across the United States to Curtis, ranging in age from 12 to 88.


  • Though there are fewer than 3,000 living alumni, Curtis graduates can be found in ensembles worldwide and hold principal and titled chairs in every major American orchestra.
  • Alumni found on the rosters of the Metropolitan Opera, La Scala, Covent Garden, the Vienna Staatsoper, and the San Francisco Opera, among others.
  • They have won Pultizer Prizes, Guggenheim Fellowships, Avery Fisher Awards, Grammy and Tony awards, Fulbright Scholarships, and other honors.

In Philadelphia

  • More than 200 free and low cost performances take place in and around Philadelphia each year.
  • Over 2,300 children and adults are reached each year by Curtis community engagement events.
  • 2013-14 enrollment: 168 students.
  • Curtis provides full-tuition scholarships to all students.
  • With an acceptance rate of only 6.8 percent, Curtis is ranked in the top three college-level institutions in the United States by U.S. News and World Report (2013 edition).


Press Contacts

Jennifer Kallend
Managing Director of External Affairs and Patron Engagement
(215) 717-3190

Diana Wensley
Communications Manager
(215) 717-3129

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