Named a National Top 10 Music Organization

Charity Navigator named Settlement Music School one of the top ten organizations in the nation, working to preserve and expand music education and access to the musical arts.

“Settlement educated me on piano and so much more: how to listen, how to cultivate a mentor, responsibility, culture, and the relationship between what I give and what I get in my individual pursuits. Settlement helped me become the artist, community member, and leader that I am today.” Quiara Alegría Hudes, Settlement alumna and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright

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Quality Arts
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We designed our flexible, best-in-class programming in music, dance, and creative arts therapy with our students in mind. Regardless of age, background, ability, or economic circumstances, there is a place for you at Settlement.

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Settlement News April 29, 2023
Settlement’s 115th Anniversary on PHL17!

Our 115th Anniversary Gala and the Music Education Pathways program were featured on PHL17!

Settlement News October 6, 2023
Student Henry Koban Payne Featured on WRTI’s Young Artist Spotlight

Henry Koban Payne, Student at our Wynnefield Branch and Trombonist in our Helen K. Schwartz Advanced Study Jazz Ensemble, was featured in WRIT’s Young Artist Spotlight!

Settlement News November 1, 2023
Costumes, Candy, and Facepaint!

Check out some all the fantastic costumes and activities on our SmugMug album!