Asset Maps and Community Advocates

Settlement Music School, which offers high-quality musical instruction to people of all ages, backgrounds, and levels of ability, will develop new programs that are responsive to the needs of residents near Settlement’s main building in Queen Village and five branches throughout the Philadelphia area. By studying the demographics of the neighborhoods and working with five “community advocates,” Settlement will create classes and performances that specifically meet the needs of neighboring audiences. New offerings might include classes for adults interested in continuing musical education; music programs for nearby schools; and performances that revolve around traditional musical practices. By working closely with community advocates, Settlement staff and board members will become more familiar with local constituents and take a larger role in developing programs with the greatest potential to serve audiences. Settlement anticipates that this project will result in many culturally specific programs and new partnerships with outside organizations.1

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Management grants, through the Philadelphia Cultural Management Initiative, were awarded through 2013 following which a new funding category, Advancement grants, was introduced to support substantial long-term organizational development. Learn more>>.

In the third and final segment of our three-part conversation with Center Visiting Artist Ain Gordon, he gives us a glimpse of how he has entered into conversations at the Center and proposed alternative possibilities for our approach to our work.

Grants & Grantees

Bhob Rainey is a soprano saxophonist, composer, and a 2013 Pew Fellow whose interests lie in new realms of artistic possibility.

Grants & Grantees

The Philadelphia Singers is a professional choral ensemble with a commitment to preserving and strengthening America’s rich choral heritage.

Pew Fellow Christopher Colucci on his progression from musician to sound designer, the music and books that inspire him, and more.

Grants & Grantees

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Grants & Grantees

Recognized as one of the world’s leading conservatories, The Curtis Institute of Music (Curtis) was founded in 1924 by Mary Louise Curtis Bok. Curtis has educated and trained some of the most exceptionally gifted young musicians from around the world for careers as performing artists on the highest professional level.

Grants & Grantees

Orchestra 2001 commissioned and premiered works by three composers: Pulitzer Prize winners Paul Moravec and George Crumb, and Guggenheim Fellow Robert Maggio.

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Grants & Grantees

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Grants & Grantees

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Collaborators & Colleagues

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Grants & Grantees

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