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Philadelphia Classical Music: Music Institutes Around Philadelphia

The alumni of Philadelphia’s music institutes would dazzle any classical music (or jazz) lover. Each listing features information on location, ticket prices, transportation/parking, history and other points of interest.

Curtis Institute of Music

A top-tier American music conservatory, Curtis was founded in 1924. It is distinctive for both its highly selective enrollment—roughly 165 students—and its tuition-free policy for all students.  Curtis boasts numerous illustrious alumni, including the composers Samuel Barber, Loenard Bernstein, Gian Carlo Menotti, and Ned Rorem, the instrumentalists Yefim Bronfman, Hilary Hahn, Leila Josefowicz, and Lang Lang, and the opera singers Juan Diego Flórez, Eric Owens, and john Relyea.

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Temple University

Begun in 1962, The Boyer College at Temple University offers advanced studies in both music and dance.  The myriad performing ensembles at Temple University are wide-ranging, and include Chorale, Chamber Singers, Early Music Ensemble, Fusion Ensemble, New Music Ensemble by Temple Jazz Composers, Thelonius Monk Ensemble, Jazz Brass Band, Composer’s Ensemble, Symphony Orchestra, and Chamber Orchestra, to name only some.  With so many working groups on campus, Temple University Concerts—most …more…