About Curtis Bates
Get to know Curtis Bates
Curtis is a native of Columbia, South Carolina where he received his formal education in Richland One School District and graduated from Eau Claire High School. He also graduated from Claflin University in Orangeburg, SC receiving his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music Education, a Master’s in Divergent Learning from Columbia College, Columbia, SC, and most recently a Master’s in Educational Leadership from the Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina. He has performed all over the state of South Carolina and received several awards. Curtis has been a Music & Arts Teacher since 2012. Students in his studio have participated in their school district's honor bands, state region bands and all-state bands. A few students have also performed with him professionally and received compensation for their work.