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Applications for the 2017 auditions are now closed; applications for 2018 will be available on our web site by late summer or early fall of 2017. The admissions process for the Curtis Institute of Music involves two steps: applying and auditioning.

December 12 Applications due for consideration for fall. An additional $75 late fee will be assessed on applications submitted after this date.
February and March Auditions at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia.
April 1 Notification of admission and financial aid status.
May 1

Applicant decision due.

June 1 Standardized test results due. Accepted candidates are automatically placed into nondegree programs until all official test scores are received.


Program Requirements

International Students

Younger Students

Visiting Curtis


Curtis Institute of Music is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all in every aspect of its operations, including admission, employment, service, and educational programs. Curtis complies with all laws that prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex, race, age, religion, ethnicity, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, veteran status, or gender identity. Curtis is an equal opportunity employer.

Security Information Report

All institutions of higher education in the state of Pennsylvania are required by federal and state law to publish and distribute annually a Security and Fire Safety Report, which includes crime statistics and security policies and procedures. Upon request the Curtis Institute of Music provides a paper copy of this report to any applicant for admission.