Settlement's Advanced Study students perform at the 2018 Advanced Study Concert
Settlement Music School harp student Kintan Silvany (left)
Kintan Silvany

14 Years Old Harp, Piano, and Voice Student

Saaya Spearman
Alumni March 17, 2018
Saaya Spearman

“Everything that I’ve learned here at Settlement is something I want to take with me throughout life.”

Settlement Music School Annual Meeting on June 4, 2014.
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.”

Advanced Study students perform at the 2017 Advanced Study Concert.
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.

The City of Philadelphia announces the launch of the Philadelphia Music Alliance for Youth at City Hall.
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.


Kaleidoscope Faculty Sue Liedke
Faculty Fridays June 24, 2016
Faculty Friday – Sue Liedke

Sue Liedke finds inspiration for her art teaching at museums.

Settlement Faculty Member Kaye Fernandez
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.