Statement of Accreditation Status

Curtis Institute of Music, The

  • CEO: Mr. Roberto Diaz, President
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer: Mr. Paul Bryan
  • Commission Staff Liaison: Dr. Idna Corbett, Vice President
  • Carnegie Classification: Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools » Four-year, very small, highly residential
  • Control: Private (Non-Profit)
  • Phase: Accredited
  • Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
  • Accreditation Granted: 1993
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2018
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2026-2027
  • Next Mid-Point Peer Review: 2023

Contact Information

1726 Locust Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

(215) 893-5252

www.curtis.edu

  • The following represents the MSCHE accreditation actions taken in the last ten (10) years.
  • October 5, 2020
    Staff acted on behalf of the commission to request a supplemental information report, due December 1, 2020, addressing recent developments at the institution which may have implications for current and future compliance with Standard II: Ethics and Integrity, Standard IV: Support of the Student Experience, and Requirement of Affiliation 5.
  • April 16, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of formal written notice from the institution in response to the Commission’s request of March 9, 2020. To temporarily waive Substantive Change Policy and Procedures and allow the use of distance education to accommodate students impacted by coronavirus (COVID-19) interruptions, in accordance with United States Department of Education (USDE) guidelines published March 5, 2020. Continued use of distance education beyond the limitations of USDE guidelines will require substantive change approval in accordance with Substantive Change Policy and Procedures. This flexibility is not available for clock-hour courses that lead to licensure if the licensing body will not accept distance learning courses or hours or give credit for them toward the number of hours a student must complete. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2026-2027.
  • November 21, 2019
    To acknowledge receipt of the supplemental information report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2026-2027.
  • August 20, 2019
    Staff acted on behalf of the Commission to request a supplemental information report, due October 1, 2019, addressing recent developments at the institution which may have implications for current and future compliance with Standard II (Ethics and Integrity) and Standard IV (Support of the Student Experience).
  • November 15, 2018
    To acknowledge receipt of the self-study report. To note the visit by the Commission’s representatives. To reaffirm accreditation. To request that, beginning in 2019 and in conjunction with each Annual Institutional Update prior to the Mid-Point Peer Review in 2023, the institution provide further evidence of consideration and use of assessment results for the improvement of educational effectiveness (Standard V). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2026-2027.
  • November 17, 2016
    To accept the progress report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2017-2018.
  • June 25, 2015
    To accept the monitoring report. To request a progress report, due October 1, 2016, documenting further evidence of an organized and sustained assessment process to evaluate and improve student learning in all programs, including the use of results from individual performance faculty meetings to improve teaching and learning (Standard 14). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2017-2018.
  • November 21, 2013
    To accept the Periodic Review Report and reaffirm accreditation. To request a monitoring report, due April 1, 2015, documenting further evidence of clearly articulated statements of expected student learning outcomes at all levels and for all programs, and of a documented, organized, and sustained assessment process to evaluate and improve student learning in all programs (Standard 14). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2017-2018.
  • November 17, 2011
    To accept the progress report. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2013.
  • Distance Education
    Not approved for this delivery method
  • Correspondence Education
    Not approved for this delivery method

Approved Credential Levels

The following represents credential levels included in the scope of the institution’s accreditation:

  • Postsecondary award (2-4 yrs)
  • Bachelor's Degree or Equivalent
  • Master's Degree or Equivalent

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