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Welcome to the digital repository of the Curtis Institute of Music

With esteemed graduates such as Samuel Barber (’34), George Walker (’45), and Anna Moffo (’54) the power of Curtis’s legacy far surpasses its size. The Curtis campus reflects the rich heritage of the institution and the many musicians who have been trained here. By utilizing material from the Curtis Archives and Special Collections, our mission is to preserve Curtis’s past and engage future generations of musicians.

To view available resources, click the links below for Top Level Collections or Recommended resources. Alternately, use the search bar above to locate specific names or subjects. To see all available items, choose Browse Collections. Some resources may be restricted and/or available only to staff.

Additional resources:

Collections and student works can be found via the Curtis Institute of Music Open Archives and Student Recitals (CIMOAR) resource.

The archives’ catalog can be searched via the Collections | Curtis Library and Archives ( site.

Search the libraray catalog here.


REPRODUCTION AND USAGE STATEMENT: Items are made available by the Rock Resource Center at the Curtis Institute of Music for educational and research purposes. No further reproduction or distribution is permitted. To obtain rights for reproduction/distribution or if you are a copyright holder and would like to dispute Curtis’s right to distribute, please contact the Archives at

NOTICE CONCERNING COPYRIGHT RESTRICTIONS: The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of reproductions of copyrighted material. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish reproductions. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be “used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research.” If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a reproduction for purposes in excess of “fair use,” that user may be liable for copyright infringement.

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