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
for All

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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Playformance Park Concert Series Ft. Settlement Alumnus Kendrah Butler Waters
Monday, October 02, 2023 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Germantown Playformance Park 6128 Germantown Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19144
Settlement News July 14, 2023
Year In Review Branch Newsletters

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Settlement News June 16, 2023
Music Education Pathways on CBS Philadelphia!

Our Music Education Pathways program celebrated their 10th anniversary with a feature on CBS Philadelphia!

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!