Curtis Institute and 92nd Street Y form new partnership

Posted on: December 13, 2021

Philadelphia’s Curtis Institute of Music and the 92nd Street Y (92Y) in New York City have embarked on a collaboration entitled Curtis at 92Y, in which Curtis faculty and alumni will perform concerts and teach young students and adults at 92Y. Adult education classes taught by Curtis faculty and alumni will begin on January 19, 2022 with a multi-session, online adult education course taught by Jonathan Coopersmith, chair of musical studies at Curtis. Additional performances by Curtis musicians at 92Y are planned in fall 2022. Curtis and 92Y are developing educational activities around Curtis on Tour appearances on 92Y’s concert series for students enrolled in 92Y’s School of Music and 92Y’s Center for Arts Learning & Leadership, which pre-pandemic served over 15,000 primarily under-resourced New York City public school students in-person, and now has expanded online. In summer 2022, selected students from 92Y’s Recanati-Kaplan Program for Excellence in the Arts will study with Curtis alumni teaching artists in a new online instruction and mentorship program. The Recanati-Kaplan program offers merit-based scholarships for gifted students and offers individualized instruction, advanced classes, and mentoring.