- State: Pennsylvania
- Private School
- School Website
- Music School Central Top 10 Colleges for Double Bass Performance for 2014 (#1)
- Music School Central Top 10 Colleges for Music for 2014 (#2)
Harold Robinson and Edgar Meyer, bass faculty
- Tuition & Fees 2016-17: $2,525
- Room & Board 2016-17: $14,709
What Alumni Are Doing
- Nate West (Philadelphia Orchestra, 2017)
- Blake Hinson (New York Philharmonic, 2016)
- Joseph Campagna (Pittsburgh Symphony, 2016)
- Tim Dilenschneider (Baltimore Symphony, 2016)
- Nathan Farrington (Los Angeles Opera Orchestra, 2016)
- Rex Surany (MET, 2015)
- Robin Kesselman (Houston Symphony, 2014)
- Alexander Jacobsen (National Symphony, 2013)
- Derek Zadinsky (Cleveland Orchestra, 2012)
- Alex Hanna (Chicago Symphony, 2012)
- Fora Baltacigil (New York Philharmonic, Minnesota Orchestra, Berlin Philharmonic)
- Blake Hinson (New York Philharmonic, 2012)
- Joe Conyers (Philadelphia Orchestra, 2010)
- Glenn Gordon (Oslo Philharmonic, 2010)
- Jeff Beecher (Toronto Symphony, 2005)
- Burt Witzel (Louisville Orchestra, 2004)
- Jeremy Kurtz-Harris (San Diego Symphony, 2003)
- Mark Huang (Baltimore Symphony, 2002)
- Charles Barr (Cleveland Orchestra, 2001)
- Steve Larson (Sydney Symphony, 2001)
- Jordan Anderson (Seattle Symphony, 2000)
- Burke Shaw (Houston Symphony, 2000)
- Jennifer Godfrey (Seattle Symphony, 2009)
- Matthew Frischman (Minnesota Orchestra, 1998)
About The Bass Faculty
Appointed principal bass of the Philadelphia Orchestra beginning with the 1995-96 season, Harold Hall Robinson served for ten years as principal bass of the National Symphony Orchestra and eight years as associate principal of the Houston Symphony. Prior to that he was a member of the Santa Fe Opera Orchestra.
A prizewinner of the 1982 Isle of Man Solo Competition, he has performed as a soloist with the Philadelphia, National Symphony, and Houston Symphony orchestras; New York Philharmonic; and American Chamber Orchestra, as well as other ensembles.Mr. Robinson leads a master class at the Young Artist Summer Program as part of Curtis Summerfest 2016.
Mr. Robinson joined the faculty of the Curtis Institute of Music in 1995.
In demand as both a performer and a composer, Edgar Meyer has formed a role in the music world unlike any other. Hailed by The New Yorker as “…the most remarkable virtuoso in the relatively un-chronicled history of his instrument”, Mr. Meyer’s unparalleled technique and musicianship in combination with his gift for composition have brought him to the fore, where he is appreciated by a vast, varied audience. His uniqueness in the field was recognized by a MacArthur Award in 2002.
As a solo classical bassist, Mr. Meyer can be heard on a concerto album with the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra conducted by Hugh Wolff featuring Bottesini’s Gran Duo with Joshua Bell, Meyer’s own Double Concerto for Bass and Cello with Yo-Yo Ma, Bottesini’s Bass Concerto No. 2, and Meyer’s own Concerto in D for Bass. He has also recorded an album featuring three of Bach’s Unaccompanied Suites for Cello. In 2006, he released a self-titled solo recording on which he wrote and recorded all of the music, incorporating piano, guitar, mandolin, dobro, banjo, gamba, and double bass. In 2007, recognizing his wide-ranging recording achievements, Sony/BMG released a compilation of The Best of Edgar Meyer. In 2011 Mr. Meyer joined cellist Yo-Yo Ma, mandolinist Chris Thile, and fiddler Stuart Duncan for the Sony Masterworks recording “The Goat Rodeo Sessions” which was awarded the 2012 Grammy® Award for Best Folk Album.
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