1925-26 Catalogue

In the second Curtis catalogue, Tabuteau and his faculty colleagues, principal players of the Philadelphia Orchestra, are given a separate listing.  Still, only an elementary knowledge of music is required for applicants. Curtis Orchestra membership was “…required of all stringed and orchestral instruments (young men and young women alike).” In an effort to obtain additional players for the fledgling orchestra, the catalogue states that “…membership in the student orchestra is open (without fee) to a limited number of qualified players not otherwise connected with the Institute.”(!)