We are continuing to provide our programs online while bringing more students back in person. We plan to be fully open for in-person instruction for all instruments, classes, and ensembles in September. Click here for more information.
For more than 110 years, Settlement has provided the Greater Philadelphia region with the highest quality education in music, dance, and the creative arts. We are one of the oldest and largest community schools of the arts in the nation. By providing financial aid to more than 60% of our student population, we ensure that arts education is accessible to all, from as young as 6 months to age 99.
Music for All
Regardless of age, background, ability, or economic circumstances,
there is a place for you at Settlement. Our significant reach, inclusive programming, and exceptional faculty ensure that any student can find a creative home at Settlement.
The Settlement Difference
At Settlement, we create customized learning pathways to achieve the goals of our students. Our faculty is deeply committed to the importance of diversity, equity and inclusion, and understands the importance of student motivation and the power of mentoring.