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Student Facts and Figures

Geographic Distribution

Demographic Distribution

Graduation and Retention Rates

Placement in Employment

Graduate and Continuing Education of Curtis Graduates

Competitions and Awards Won by Students

Current Professional Employment Information of Curtis Alumni


United States

Arizona 1
California 13
Colorado 1
Connecticut 2
Florida 5
Georgia 4
Hawaii 2
Illinois 4
Indiana 2
Iowa 2
Kansas 1
Louisiana 2
Maryland 2
Massachusetts 4
Michigan 3
Minnesota 2
New Jersey 6
New Mexico 1
New York 4
North Carolina 2
Ohio 4
Oregon 3
Pennsylvania 14
South Carolina 1
Tennessee 1
Texas 4
Utah 1
Vermont 1
Virginia 2
Washington 2
Wisconsin 3
Total 100


 Bulgaria 1
 Canada 11
 Denmark 1
 Greece 1
 Hong Kong 1
 Hungary  1
 Israel 1
 Japan 1
 South Korea 18
 People's Republic of China 19
 Poland 2
 Russia 3
 Singapore  1
 Taiwan (ROC) 5
 Total 66

Demographic DISTRIBUTION (2012-13)


Nonresident alien 18
Hispanic/Latino 3
Asian 17
Black or African American 4
White 54
Total 96



Nonresident alien 16
Hispanic/Latino 2
Asian 24
Black or African American 1
White 27
Total 70


Data are for full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates


Graduation rates within 150% of normal time to program completion for 2011

Overall 83%
Male 89%
Female 66%
White, non-Hispanic 88%
Non-resident alien 100%

Retention rate

Fall 2011 95%

Placement in employment

Alumni from the classes of 2006 through 2010 have been appointed to positions in the following ensembles:

  •  Czech Philharmonic
  •  Delaware Opera
  •  Delaware Symphony Orchestra
  •  Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin, Germany
  •  Hartford Symphony
  •  Louisville Symphony
  •  Louisiana Philharmonic
  •  Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
  •  Minnesota Orchestra
  •  National Symphony Orchestra
  •  New Jersey Symphony Orchestra
  •  New York Philharmonic
  •  Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia Orchestra, Spain
  •  Philadelphia Orchestra
  •  New World Symphony
  •  Sarasota Orchestra
  •  Pittsburgh Symphony

Alumni from the classes of 2006 through 2010 have attended the following programs:

  •  Lindemann Young Artists Development Program at the Metropolitan Opera
  •  The Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center at the Lyric Opera of Chicago
  •  Houston Grand Opera young artists program

graduate and continuing enrollment of curtis graduates

Graduates from 2006 through 2010 have entered graduate programs at:

  •  Escuela de Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain
  •  Hochschule für Musik Hannover
  •  Indiana University Jacobs School of Music
  •  Juilliard School
  •  New England Conservatory
  •  Peabody Institute of Music
  •  Rice University’s Sheperd School of Music
  •  Yale University
  •  University of Oregon
  •  University of Pennsylvania
  •  University of Southern California’s Thornton School of Music


Graduates from 2006 through 2010 have pursued bachelor’s degrees at:

  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Harvard University

competitions and awards won by students (2009-10)

Albert M. Greenfield Competition, senior division
American Academy of Arts and Letters, Charles Ives Fellowship
American Protégé International Piano and Strings Competition
Canadian Council for the Arts’ Musical Instrument Bank Competition
CIGNA corporation scholarship
Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, grand prize
International Johannes Brahms Competition, viola category
Irving M. Klein International String Competition
Lionel Tertis International Viola Festival and Competition
Lyon & Healy Awards
Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, grand finals winner
National Trombone Quartet Competition
New York Art Ensemble Young Composer Competition
Northeast Horn Workshop (solo competition)
Presser Music Award
Queen Elisabeth Competition
Rodney and Lorna Sawatsky Rising Stars Concerto Competition
Seattle International Piano Festival
S. Livingston Mather Scholarship Competition
Tokyo International Viola Competition
Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, tied for the Gold Medal
Young Concert Artists Composer-in-Residence