Opened in August 2011 and designed by renowned Philadelphia architects Venturi, Scott Brown and Associates, Lenfest Hall honors the streetscape of a venerable historic block—preserving two ornate 19th-century townhouse façades—while providing a state-of-the-art educational facility.
Floors five through nine of Lenfest Hall each consist of several suites, with four bedrooms and two full baths per suite. Bedrooms can accommodate up to two people, depending on room size. Bedroom features:
Three fresh meals are prepared onsite daily by Parkhurst Dining Services.Specific information regarding costs for housing and dining during the summer months will be posted soon. If you have specific questions regarding nutrition facts, dietary needs, or any special concerns, please contact Lindsey Winn at (215) 875-4203.
Toiletries, wardrobe essentials, raincoat and umbrella, concert clothes (black shoes, black slacks or skirt for women, white or black dress shirt), phone and/or calling card, water bottle, writing supplies (pen, paper, envelopes, stamps), camera.
Linens and towels will be provided.
Commuting musicians are welcome! You may purchase a meal plan for the duration of the program at $27 a day.
Campus housing at Curtis’ new Lenfest Hall is $90 per night, per person. This fee includes three meals per day in our Dining Hall, as well as linens.
Parents are welcome to stay on campus at a rate of $90 per night, per person. This fee includes three meals per day in our Dining Hall, as well as linens. To maximize your child’s experience, however, accommodations for parents and students are in separate suites.
We offer no refunds of any kind, including for dismissal due to violation of rules or state, federal, or local laws. There are no refunds for early departure. Exceptions may be made only in the event of a documented medical emergency, in which case room and board may be refunded on a prorated basis only. No participant will be admitted until all fees are paid in full.
The only local airport with commercial flights is Philadelphia International Airport (PHL). Taxis are generally the most efficient way to transfer back and forth and are the recommended option for any student aged 18 or under. The ride to the airport from Curtis takes about 25 minutes and costs $30. Summer Program Assistants are available to meet students at the airport and escort them in a taxi to campus. Adult students may wish to explore other ground transportation options.
The main entrance is at 1616 Locust Street, and is guarded 24/7. (At most times there also is a guard “roving” throughout the building.) Curtis students, staff and faculty may enter using turnstiles activated by swipe cards. Summerfest student residents will have access to private elevators to residential floors. Student residents are issued a personal security key card to swipe/enter their suite, and a standard door key to lock/enter their bedroom. Visitors will not be allowed during the duration of the program. A Curtis Institute of Music Security and Fire Safety Report is available on the main Curtis website.
Students are housed in same-sex suites. Students are not allowed in opposite-sex suites at any time.