Mission & Values

Mission Statement

We, the Society of the Third Street Music School Settlement, believe that a knowledge and appreciation of music and the arts is fundamental to the development of each individual and that the arts provide unique opportunities for cultural exchange and community understanding. Thus we affirm that:

It is the mission of the School to provide quality education in music and the arts in an environment that nurtures achievement and creativity and offers to all who attend, regardless of artistic ability or economic circumstances, the opportunity to pursue their own personal development and enrich the quality of their lives.

Vision Statement

Within the next ten years, Third Street Music School Settlement will be the nation’s premier community school of music, governed by the dual goals of access and excellence; providing a broad range of music-centered programs for preschool and school-age children, teens and adults, and; effectively engaging socio-economically and ethnically diverse communities primarily from lower Manhattan in a welcoming and nurturing environment in which all are encouraged to achieve their full potential and develop a lifelong love of music.

The vision statement was adopted by the Board of Directors, October 2010.