The Gift of Music Education

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Giving to settlement

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Every year, Settlement Music School provides more than $2.6 million in financial aid and scholarships to nearly 60% of our students. Your tax-deductible contribution makes it possible to fulfill our financial aid commitments to our families in need, provide arts therapy services for people living with special needs, deliver the finest early childhood education, and provide extensive off-site programs in our communities. Thank you for making your tax-deductible gift today!

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Legacy of Support 

Our students thrive thanks to the generations of support of our mission of excellence and access.

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why I give

“I wish I had a place like Settlement when I was a child. I’m thrilled that it helps children and adults develop musically, discover their talents, and find real joy in creative expression.”

— Amy Hughart, Parent 


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The 112th Anniversary Gala
Saturday, April 25, 2020 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm Your computer!

Our Anniversary Gala brings 400 of the area’s top corporate and community leaders together for a celebration of community music with cocktails, dinner and dancing, plus performances by outstanding Settlement students.

Gleeksman-Kohn Children’s Choir Spring Concert
Sunday, May 03, 2020 4:00 pm First United Methodist Church of Germantown 6001 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19144