Saaya Spearman (pictured at right), piano student of Lois DiDomenico and ballet student of Kaye Fernandez at the Mary Louise Curtis Branch, was accepted early decision to Yale University, where she plans to double-major in music and another subject. Saaya has been a student at Settlement since she was in the Kaleidoscope Preschool Arts Enrichment Program.
Hannah Silverberg, flute student of Ilya Ovrutsky at the Mary Louise Curtis Branch and a member the Weinstein Advanced Study Woodwind Ensemble coached by Geoffrey Deemer, won First Place in the All-City Orchestra concerto competition. Hannah will perform Mozart's Flute Concerto in D Major, 1st movement, with the All-City Orchestra at their annual concert on March 8, 2017 at Verizon Hall under the baton of Joseph Conyers. Hannah started to take flute lessons with Mr. Ovrutsky at age 5, and she is now in 12th year in his flute studio at Settlement.
Eleanor Murphy, clarinet student of Larry Shusterman at the Willow Grove Branch, was accepted to the PMEA District 11 Band.
Patrick White, saxophone student of Larry Shusterman at the Willow Grove Branch, was accepted to the Montgomery County Honors Band.
Sandra Carlock, piano faculty and Arthur Judson Distinguished Faculty Chair, received a Top Teacher Award from Steinway for "outstanding instruction and leadership in piano education."