Curtis Institute of Music

The Curtis Institute of Music educates and trains exceptionally gifted young musicians for careers as performing artists on the highest professional level. Innovative programs encourage students to invent 21st-century musical careers through unique "learn by doing" opportunities and over 150 performances per year in Philadelphia and around the globe. One of the world’s leading conservatories, Curtis provides its 165 students with personalized attention from a celebrated faculty and has produced an impressive number of notable artists since its founding in 1924.



Arnold Steinhardt

Arnold Steinhardt

Performance Faculty
David Ludwig

David Ludwig

Dean of Artistic Programs, Gie and Lisa Liem Chair of Performance Studies, Composition Faculty, Artistic Director, Curtis 20/21 Contemporary Music Ensemble
Performance Faculty
Jonathan  Coopersmith

Jonathan Coopersmith

Chair of Musical Studies
Musical Studies
Jonathan Biss

Jonathan Biss

Neubauer Family Chair in Piano Studies
Performance Faculty
Dr. Mia Chung

Dr. Mia Chung

Instructor of Interpretive Analysis
Musical Studies