How did Settlement students and Alumni spend their summers?

Current students

Charly Avril, flute student of Tom Meany at the Willow Grove Branch, attended the Mansfield University Flute Camp Intensive this past June.

Mary Cirelli, flute student of Tom Meany at the Willow Grove Branch, received one of the four Dr. James A. Madden Memorial Scholarships. This $750 tuition award is in memory of the late Dr. Madden who was a long time teacher for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.

Sadie Ellis, flute student of Tom Meany at the Germantown Branch, has been accepted through competitive audition to be a member of the Philadelphia Sinfonia Players.

Semaj Murphy, in addition to joining the roster of The Primavera Fund, violin student of Abby Nixon at the Germantown Branch, gave a performance at a choir camp at St. Martin’s in the Field Episcopal Church in Chestnut Hill along with Cyrus Fisher, piano student of Lois DiDomenico, and Seirah Davis, voice student of Judith Turano.

Audrey Trullinger, voice student of Judith Turano at the Willow Grove Branch, was one of 40 students selected nationwide to work with Michael Feinstein at the Songbook Academy at Butler University in Indiana. 

Kara Yoo, flute student of Tom Meany at the Willow Grove Branch, and Sophia Yoo, violin student of Lee Snyder at the Willow Grove Branch, both received 2nd Place in the Senior Ensemble Category at the Tri-County Concerts Association Annual Youth Festival.


Nicholas Brown, former guitar student of William Peters and son of trombone and tuba faculty member Brian Brown, is serving as a Philadelphia fire fighter. Nick was class leader of Class #192 and gave the commencement address.  Nick is stationed at Engine 16 in West Philadelphia.

Daveed Buzaglo sang his graduation recital at Oberlin Conservatory in the spring and performed at Tanglewood this summer.

Kristal Daniels is currently singing the role of Violetta in a full scale production of Verdi’s La Traviata in Ravenna, Italy with La Música Lírica, conducted by Joseph Rescigno.  La Música Lírica is an internationally renowned training program for professional opera singers.

Matthew Fleisher is singing the lead roles of Sarastro in Mozart’s The Magic Flute and Theseus in Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream with the Brevard Music Festival in North Carolina.