Alumni February 17, 2018
Libby Harwitz

“Settlement provides students with gifts that become increasingly meaningful with age and time…as a lifelong SMS beneficiary, I am eternally grateful.”

June 20, 2017
Settlement Music School Supported by $500,000 Advancement Grant from the Pew Center for Arts & Heritage

Described by the Center as multiyear investments designed to support bold initiatives led by exemplary arts and culture organizations in the Greater Philadelphia region, the Advancement grant will allow Settlement to engage with 21st century music learners in visionary new ways.

June 15, 2017
Philadelphia Music Alliance For Youth Names First Cohort of PMAY Artists

On Wednesday, June 14, partners in the Philadelphia Music Alliance for Youth (PMAY), along with Mayor Jim Kenney and Chief Cultural Officer Kelly Lee, gathered at City Hall to celebrate the 75 young musicians who have been named the first cohort of PMAY Artists.


Faculty Fridays June 24, 2016
Faculty Friday – Sue Liedke

Sue Liedke finds inspiration for her art teaching at museums.

Faculty Fridays March 18, 2016
Faculty Friday – Kaye Fernandez

If you come to the dance studio in the basement of the Mary Louise Curtis Branch, you’re going to end up moving around, no matter what.

Faculty Fridays March 11, 2016
Faculty Fridays – Diane Goldsmith

Before beginning her teaching career, Diane Goldsmith spent years as a journalist, working at daily newspapers in Atlanta and Norfolk, Virginia, as well as at the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Faculty Fridays February 19, 2016
Faculty Friday – Abby Nixon

Even on cold winter days, you can find Abby Nixon traveling via bicycle, her violin in tow. She rides to a lot of the concerts she performs as well.

Faculty Fridays October 16, 2015
Faculty Friday – Andreia Torain

In addition to teaching violin, Andreia Torain serves as coordinator for Settlement’s Suzuki violin programs.