EIN 34-0714339

The Music Settlement

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The mission of The Music Settlement is to create an inclusive community where artistic expression belongs to everyone by serving those who seek personal growth through the arts.
Also known as...
The Cleveland Music School Settlement
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Program areas at The Music Settlement

The mission of The Music Settlement's center for early childhood is to provide high quality early childhood experiences for children ages 3 weeks to 6 years of age. Educational programs at university circle and Ohio city locations offer state accredited and 5-star quality rated preschool, day School, and kindergarten courses to children 3-6 years. These programs nurture The individual, support The family and enhance a child's social, emotional and academic development through involvement with creative arts. This has been an important part of The Music Settlement for over 65 years and we have earned a reputation for excellence in all aspects of early childhood education. Arts for The young programs provide creative and innovative Music classes for adult and child, ages 3 month- 6 years, to begin exploring Music together.
The Music Settlement's center for Music provides Music instruction, classes, and ensembles to students of all ages from around The greater Cleveland area. In keeping with our mission, students of all backgrounds are admitted without audition, and The center awards financial aid and scholarships to ensure that ability to pay is not a barrier to musical study. The center for Music has several outreach partners for off-site Music instruction. Nationally, we have collaborated with The berklee college of Music as part of their city Music network. The Music Settlement students, enrolled in The jazz at The Music Settlement (jams) program, vie to become annual recipients of a full scholarship to berklee's 5 week summer performance program.
Established in 1966, The Music Settlement's center for Music therapy has been a pioneer in helping people with disabilities and/or medical issues. The mission of The center is to creatively use Music as a therapeutic tool for meeting The challenges and needs and promoting The well-being of those in our communities. The center employs board-certified Music therapists (mt-bc's) who conduct individual or group Music therapy sessions at our university circle and Ohio city campuses and at numerous educational, medical, and social service agencies in The Cleveland metropolitan area. Our mt-bc's systematically and prescriptively use music-based interventions to positively impact The lives of children and adults facing a wide range of life's challenges. The program description continues on schedule o. In fy22 we served 1,620 individuals with a variety of diagnoses and needs at our two campuses and with 16 organizations at 20 locations and two remote courses.

Who funds The Music Settlement

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Margaret R Griffiths TrustGeneral Support$247,296
Kelvin and Eleanor Smith FoundationGeneral Operating Support$80,000
Ohio Child Care Resource and Referral AssociationGeneral Support$56,739
...and 36 more grants received totalling $870,620

Personnel at The Music Settlement

Geralyn M PrestiPresident and Chief Executive Officer / Chair$175,000
Steven F KregerVice President of Finance$78,718
Stephen J. MillerSecretary, Amri Global$0
Jason PadleyTreasurer, Pricewaterhousecoo LLC$0
Christopher P. BrandtChair, Metrohealth Medical Center$0
...and 11 more key personnel

Financials for The Music Settlement

RevenuesFYE 06/2022
Total grants, contributions, etc.$3,010,385
Program services$2,454,647
Investment income and dividends$196,447
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$74,162
Net income from fundraising events$-6,778
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$443,976
Total revenues$6,172,839

Form 990s for The Music Settlement

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2020-062021-05-20990View PDF
2019-062021-01-28990View PDF
2018-062019-06-19990View PDF
2017-062018-11-15990View PDF
2016-062017-09-19990View PDF
...and 6 more Form 990s
Data update history
May 8, 2023
Received grants
Identified 1 new grant, including a grant for $4,500 from The Laub Foundation
January 23, 2023
Updated personnel
Identified 6 new personnel
August 3, 2022
Received grants
Identified 5 new grant, including a grant for $214,805 from Margaret R Griffiths Trust
January 4, 2022
Updated personnel
Identified 1 new personnel
September 24, 2021
Received grants
Identified 5 new grant, including a grant for $50,000 from Louise H and David S Ingalls Foundation
Nonprofit Types
SchoolsArts, culture, and humanities nonprofitsPerforming arts organizationsPerforming arts centersHeadquarter / parent organizationsCharities
EducationArts, cultural, and humanities
Fundraising eventsState / local levelReceives government fundingEndowed supportProvides scholarshipsTax deductible donations
General information
11125 Magnolia Dr
Cleveland, OH 44106
Metro area
Cleveland-Elyria, OH
Cuyahoga County, OH
Website URL
(216) 421-5806
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Form 990
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Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
A6E: Performing Arts Schools
NAICS code, primary
6116: Other Schools and Instruction
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