The Music Settlement (TMS) is a 106-year-old community music school forged out of the Settlement movement with the goal of bringing the rich and the poor of society together in both physical proximity and social interconnectedness. Built on the ideals of inclusiveness and opportunity for all using music as the common language, TMS has grown from its foundation of music instruction to also offering early childhood education and music therapy services.  

Ambitious Course from Our Past to Our Future
As we began our organization’s second century, the Board and staff of The Music Settlement charted an ambitious course that would bridge the accomplished past to the possibilities of the future. Building upon the foundation of renowned, high quality programs and faculty and a century of serving families across Northeast Ohio, a series of investments in capital facilities is now underway.

These investments will provide innovative new spaces for music-based education, music therapy, early childhood education and performances. Signature among these plans are the enhanced classrooms and public areas in University Circle and a new campus in Ohio City in close proximity to the BOP STOP.


The Power of Philanthropy
As it has been throughout our long history, it will again be the power of our donors that makes the extraordinary possible. The planned capital investments are only possible through private fundraising, so the time for your generous philanthropy is now. Our plans are in place, and our new leadership is energized and forward-focused.

Thank you for doing your part to positively enhance lives through the universal language of music! 


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