Chamber Music Program
Joseph and Marie Field Chamber Music Program
Nationally recognized chamber music program for students of all ages and abilities. More than 40 chamber ensembles for piano, strings, woodwinds, and brass that perform regularly throughout the city. Settlement encourages chamber music participation as an essential part of every musician’s training. Also serves as excellent preparation for the Advanced Study Program. Chamber auditions are scheduled for May 6, 2020 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Mary Louise Curtis Branch. Complete the application below to schedule an audition, or contact your nearest branch for more information.
Shirley Curtiss Center for Woodwind Studies
Part of the Joseph and Marie Field Chamber Music Program focusing on woodwind chamber ensembles and developing skills in ensemble playing. Settlement Music School’s nationally-renowned woodwind ensemble program is named in honor of the founder of Settlement’s woodwind program, Shirley Curtiss.
The center honors Mrs. Curtiss’ nearly 50 years of service as the founder and lead faculty member of Settlement’s woodwind ensemble program and in gratitude to her and her husband Sidney Curtiss, also a Settlement faculty member and former violist of the Philadelphia Orchestra, for their ongoing dedication and generosity to Settlement.
Advanced Study Program
Part of the Joseph and Marie Field Chamber Music Program, the Advanced Study Program is a special scholarship program for 13 – 18 year old students (or through completion of high school) who have an interest in pursuing pre-professional training. Click here to learn more and apply for our Advanced Study Program.