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music school founder

Mary Louise Curtis Zimbalist, music school founder. Club: Art Alliance Print (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania). Brought Burrell Collection of Wagner’s letters from England to the United States, presented to Curtis Institute Music 1944.

Background

Zimbalist, Mary Louise Curtis was born on August 6, 1876 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. Daughter of Cyrus Herman Kotzschmar and Louise (Knapp) Curtis.

Education

Public schools and Ogontz School, Doctor of Humane Letters, University of Pennsylvania. Temple University, Bowdoin College. Museum D., Williams College.

Doctor of Letters, Colby College.

Career

Senior vice president Curtis Public Company. President Settlement Music School of Philadelphia, 1912-1926. Founded and endowed The Curtis Institute of Music, 1924, president, 1924-1970.

Membership

Club: Art Alliance Print (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania). Brought Burrell Collection of Wagner’s letters from England to the United States, presented to Curtis Institute Music 1944.

Connections

Married Edward William Bok, October 22, 1896.; married second, Efrem Zimbalist, July 6, 1943. Children: William Curtis, Cary Williams.

father:
Cyrus Herman Kotzschmar Curtis

mother:
Louise (Knapp) Curtis

spouses:
Efrem Zimbalist

Edward William Bok

children:
William Curtis Zimbalist

Cary Williams Zimbalist