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Settlement News April 27, 2020
Tony Miceli and Wheeler Jazz Ensemble featured on CBS3

Internationally renowned vibraphonist and Settlement Music School faculty member Tony Miceli was recently featured on CBS3 alongside his Wheeler Jazz Ensemble students for creating an uplifting video to help spark joy and hope during the coronavirus pandemic.

Online Individual Instruction on ukulele
Settlement News April 1, 2020
Settlement’s distance learning offerings featured on WHYY

Settlement Director of Education Karin Orenstein was recently interviewed by WHYY arts reporter Peter Crimmins about the School’s many online offerings for kids during the COVID-19 closures.

Children's Music Workshop online
Settlement News April 1, 2020
Music tells the story of our ‘shared connection’: Why arts education is crucial in times of crisis

Settlement Music School CEO Helen Eaton recently wrote an Op-ed for WHYY on the importance of continuing arts education online during times of crisis.

Settlement News February 18, 2020
Settlement student wins Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Essentially Ellington Student Composition and Arranging Contest

Leo Steinriede was selected as the winner of the prestigious Jazz at Lincoln Center’s 8th Annual Essentially Ellington Dr. J. Douglas White Student Composition and Arranging Contest.

Settlement Faculty Member Martha Glaze Zook
Settlement News February 12, 2020
Faculty member to present special webinar through Hearing First

Faculty member Martha Glaze-Zook will present a new webinar, “Discovering and Exploring Musical Play” on March 5 on the Hearing First platform.

Settlement student Gabby Greene
Settlement News February 10, 2020
From Settlement, to Broadway, and back to Settlement

Settlement student Gabby Greene returns to our Willow Grove Branch for voice instruction after performing in the Broadway cast of School of Rock.

Marian Anderson Young Artist Study-Grant Winners Josif Collazo, Blue Shelton, and Obataiye Lyles
Settlement News February 10, 2020
Settlement students among Marian Anderson Young Artist Study-Grant winners

Obataiye Lyles, Josif Collazo, and Blue Shelton were named among the winners of this year’s Study-Grant, which supports high school artists.

Germantown Branch piano student, Obataiye Lyles.
Uncategorized October 15, 2019
Germantown Student raises funds for Indiana University Piano Academy on GoFundMe

When faced with a large tuition bill for a summer piano academy, our Germantown student Obataiye Lyles decided to raise the funds himself on GoFundMe.

Students from the Gleeksman-Kohn Children's Choir rehearse at the Germantown Branch
July 26, 2019
Settlement CEO writes op-ed about the impact of arts education on the local economy

In the Summer 2019 edition of the Greater Northeast Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce’s InBusiness magazine, Settlement Music School CEO Helen Eaton explains how community arts schools are uniquely positioned to help advance Philadelphia’s economic future through what they teach.