A member of the Philadelphia Orchestra for 42 years, including 13 as Assistant Principal Viola, Sid Curtiss now serves as a chamber music coach for the Center for Gifted Young Musicians at Temple Music Prep. Curtiss graduated from New York’s High School of Music and Art, then attended the Philadelphia Conservatory of Music where he studied with the famed Leonard Mogill. A former member of the New Orleans Symphony and the National Symphony Orchestra, Curtiss was also a member of the Philarte Quartet and the New Philadelphia Quartet.