The Curtis Institute of Music was founded in 1924 in Philadelphia (USA). Initially the institute served mainly as a training ground for orchestral musicians to fill the ranks of the Philadelphia Orchestra. But the courses offered for composers, organists, pianists, guitarists and singers a.o. grew to be an important part of the study program as well.

Curtis’s rare tuition-free policy was established in 1928 and to this day provides merit-based, full-tuition scholarships for all Curtis students. Students continue to be accepted for study at Curtis solely on the basis of their artistic talent and promise.

The Curtis institute has a small student body of about 175. It’s high standard of admissions and their “learn by doing” tuition approach ensures a very individual and unique education.

The Curtis institute is now our 3rd customer in the USA and we are very confident that the family will keep on growing 🙂

The strawberry cake had a vanilla creme filling and was a great fresh start in the (finally!!) sunny springtime.