The Music Settlement was founded on the idea that music instruction should be available to all; we've championed this mission for more than 100 years.

While our private lessons, courses, and other offerings are less expensive than you'd think, we also provide financial aid, hardship, and scholarships to qualified applicants through our own fund and outside partnerships and grants. 

Our financial aid application is available here.

Our hardship assistance application is available here.

For information on financial aid or hardship assistance, please contact the administration of the Center for which you seek enrollment.

• Center for Early Childhood: 216-421-5806 ext. 160
• Center for Music: 216-421-5806 ext. 100
• Center for Music Therapy: 216-421-5806 ext. 104

The Music Settlement is pleased to offer scholarships to promising students. 

Please contact the administration of the Center for which you seek enrollment.

• Center for Early Childhood: 216-421-5806 ext. 160
• Center for Music: 216-421-5806 ext. 188
• Center for Music Therapy: 216-421-5806 ext. 104

If you are interested in endowing a scholarship at The Music Settlement on behalf of an instructor or loved one, please call our Advancement office at 216-231-5071.

Center for Music Community Merit Scholarship Auditions

Monday, July 26, 2021 | TMS University Circle

Our Center for Music is pleased to announce merit scholarship auditions for the general community.  Merit scholarships are available for traditional private lessons, our J@MS Program (Jazz at the Music Settlement), and Rock & Pop Academy.  Musicians of all ages who meet the audition requirements are encouraged to auditions.

Auditions will take place at our University Circle Campus on Monday, July 26th.  Video submissions will also be accepted.

Those interested in auditioning must submit an audition application prior to Wednesday, July 21st to reserve an audition slot.  Walk-in auditions will not be accepted.

Click here to download the audition application.

Questions?  Email Nikki Claverie, Administrator, Center for Music.


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