Curtis Institute creates classical-guitar department

Posted on: September 27, 2010

The Curtis Institute of Music announced that it is creating a classical-guitar department, whose first students will enter during the 2011-12 school year. David Starobin and Jason Vieaux will come on board as faculty for the new department. Applications are due December 15 and auditions will take place in spring 2011. Funds to endow the new department were provided by the Fondation Charidu, at the direction of Curtis Trustee Baroness Nina von Maltzahn and from Curtis Board Chairman H.F. “Gerry” Lenfest. Applicants who are admitted in guitar enter either the bachelor of music or diploma programs. Those who already hold bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degrees or other certificates or diplomas are welcome to apply. Curtis provides full-tuition scholarships to all of its students. More information on the program is available at Curtis’s website.

Posted September 27, 2010