• "Music doesn't lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music."

    --Jimi Hendrix

    MUSIC AT THE SCHOOL OF THE ARTS

    Music is the universal language. It has the power to soothe the spirit, excite the senses, and unite people from all walks of life together. Music opens our eyes to a different realm and makes our world infinitely better. The School of the Arts Music faculty are all professional musicians who were educated at the top music schools in the country, and are composers, performers, arrangers, and conductors in their own right.

     MAJORS

    BAND, ORCHESTRA, CHOIR, AND PIANO 

     COURSE OFFERINGS:

    Band, Choir, Orchestra, Piano, Music Theory, AP Music Theory, General Music

    MUSICAL GENRES STUDIED:

    Classical, Jazz, Gospel, Pop, World Music, Funk, Latin, and Rhythm and Blues

    SAMPLING OF PERFORMANCE OPPORTUNITIES:

    School of the Arts

    The Lyric Theater

    Rochester International Jazz Fest

    The Rochester Fringe Fest

    NYSSMA Music Educators Conference

    Kodak Hall

    RCSD Board Meetings

    Lilac Festival

    City Hall

    Fairport Canal Days

    Rochester Regional Health

    International Competitions in New York City, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, and Virginia

     PARTICIPATION OPPORTUNITIES:

    NYSSMA Solo Festival

    NYS ALL-STATE Festival

    Masterclasses

    College Visits