RocMusic to Provide 40 Students with Music Instruction
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A unique collaboration between Rochester's rich musical assets and the city school district will benefit about 40 city school students.
The Eastman School of Music, the Eastman Community Music School, the Hochstein School of Music and Dance, the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, the Rochester City School District, and the City of Rochester announced a program called RocMusic Wednesday. The tuition-free program will provide 40 students with music instruction in communities where they live. The program is slated to begin this fall and last into next summer, providing lessons three days a week.
"This is a city rich is it not in musical heritage and in musical capacity, the Hochstein School, the Eastman School of Music, the Philharmonic Orchestra, and go on and on and on, but for kids here on North Street, sometimes that seems so very far away, sort of unapproachable, and so coming here to them now brings them into this rich heritage so they can participate in it, whereas I don't think they would have seen themselves in that environment before," said Rochester Mayor Tom Richards.
The program is funded through a 100 thousand seed grant from the Max and Marian Farash Charitable Foundation.