SUMMER 2018 PROGRAMS
Start June 25th!

Summer at Settlement is always a little bit of everything . . .  

From chamber music to rock bands and recording studios, students will deepen their focus and expand their interests. Here is a snapshot of our offerings this year!


Instrumental Performance CAMPS 

Jazz Camp

All Skill Levels, Middle/HIgh School Age
July 30 - August 3
Tuition: $475; $25 registration fee

  • Full Day: 9 A.M. to 3 P.M.

For students who play drums, electric guitar, bass, keyboard, and wind and string instruments.
Students form small ensembles based on skill level, study big band playing and technique, jazz standards, jazz improvisation, history and composition. Camp focuses on introducing and developing strong jazz skills and learning how to play in an ensemble and concludes with a final performance at a local venue.

Available at Wynnefield!

Chamber Camp for Strings and Winds

Ages 10 to 18 for winds
Ages 8 to 13 for strings
July 9 - July 13
Tuition: $400; $25 registration fee

  • Half day: 9 A.M. to 12:30 P.M.

Settlement Music School’s Summer Chamber Music Camp provides small ensemble experience for string and woodwind players. Students will receive individual attention from faculty with emphasis on teamwork, good musicianship, careful tuning, rhythm, and the musical satisfaction of playing in a small group. No previous ensemble experience is necessary.

The daily schedule includes string or woodwind trio, quartet or quintet coaching, snack, and large ensemble rehearsals. Camp concludes with a performance on Friday.

Available at Willow Grove!

African Rhythms Camp - new in 2018!

Ages 9 - 14
June 25 - 29
Tuition: $250; $25 registration fee

  • Half day: 9 A.M. - noon

African Rhythms Camp offers students the
opportunity to experience African percussion
instruments in an ensemble setting as well as the role of music in various African cultures. Students
will learn basic playing techniques, traditional rhythms and improvisation all while building
self-confidence and discipline. No prior experience necessary. The camp will culminate on the final day with a performance for family and friends.

Available at Mary Louise Curtis!

adult Chamber MUSIC FESTIVAL

July 20 - 22, 2018
Willow Grove Branch

Spend an unforgettable three-day weekend exploring chamber repertoire for string, piano
and/or woodwind ensembles. Daily schedule includes two self-directed chamber rehearsals,
two 60-minute coached sessions, and special interest sessions for chamber musicians.

Camp Pre-Payment Discounts:

  • Pay tuition in full for half-day camp only 
    on or before May 15
    • $25 discount
  • Register after June 15th
    • Full Price

CLASSES, Ensembles, Workshops, and More!

We offer individual instruction on a variety of instruments as well as group classes and ensembles for all ages and abilities. Contact your preferred branch for more information on programming and availability. 


CHILDREN’S MUSIC PLAYSHOP
Ages 6 to 18 months and 19 to 36 months
Bringing children and grownups together for fun and interactive games and activities emphasizing music and movement.

Available at all branches!

CHILDREN’S MUSIC WORKSHOP
Ages 4 to 9 years
Beginning theory skills, ear training, notation and musical development through singing, creative expression and body movement, and beginning ensemble work.

Available at all branches!

BALLET AND DANCE
Ages 6 to 9 years
Classical ballet technique and style, and beginning dance classes.

Available at GermantownKardon-Northeast and Wynnefield!

ROCK BAND
Ages 12 and older
Learn the chords, riffs and rhythms that make up the songs you love, hone your skills with guidance from seasoned musicians, and play those tunes with your new band mates.

JAZZ BAND
Learn the art of improvisation in combos. All levels are offered from beginning jazz musicians to advanced musicians. Must have at least two years experience and be able to read music and chord changes.

ROCK AND POP IMPROVISATION FOR STRINGS
Intermediate and advanced students, Ages 12 and up
Learn to how to play hit songs on your instrument, play in a band setting, and understand how to think like a rock musician on a classical instrument.

ALSO OFFERING:

  • JAZZ THEORY
  • JAZZ WORKSHOP
  • INTRO TO JAZZ FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS
  • STRING AND JAZZ ENSEMBLES
  • GROUP CLASSES FOR BEGINNING STUDENTS IN VOICE, PIANO, GUITAR, CELLO, HIP-HOP DANCE, AND MORE!

We believe that everyone deserves access to music education, and so, with the support of our donors, we offer financial aid to all students in need. Click below to learn more!