Classical 91.5

Here's what's on tap for Music In Our Schools Month

Feb 28, 2017

  •  Join in the celebration by donating an instrument to the REF for a student in need.
  • See a comprehensive list of musicals and concerts being performed in area school districts in celebration of Music In Our Schools Month.
  • Share a story, tribute or memory of a music teacher that makes a difference.
  • Tune in Sun 3/12 at 5 pm to hear an encore performance of From the Top with your Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, recorded in January of 2016 at Kodak Hall with award-winning pianist Raymond Feng of Pittsford, NY and other outstanding young musicians.
  • Mark your calendar for Classical 91.5 Presents...Music of the Heart on Saturday April 8th at 3pm at The Little Theatre.

Throughout the month, tune in to hear a series of features, or listen again by clicking the links below:

  1. Meet Sean Jefferson, founder of the Rochester Contemporary School of Music.
  2. Meet Stephanie Buell who is staring in a world premiere school musical.
  3. Maestro Ward Stare reflects on the many music teachers that influenced him.
  4. Art teacher Todd Stahl believes in the power of the arts.
  5. Alexander Peña tells us about ROCMusic, and after school music education opportunity.
  6. Composer and performer Cary Ratcliff talks about the teachers that inspired him.
  7. Eastman student and ROCMusic teacher Tahlia Cott tells us how she inspires students to improvise.
  8. Grammy Award-winning tenor Anthony Dean Griffey talks about the training that led him to the Metropolitan Opera.
  9. Drummer Sean Jefferson talks about the injury that changed his approach to teaching his students.
  10. ROCMusic founder Alexander Peña talks about his dream for Rochester's youngest musicians.
  11. Conductor David Chin reflects on his studies at Eastman and how he brings that to his teaching at Roberts Wesleyan College.
  12. Former RPO Conductor David Zinman talks about the influence of the legendary Pierre Monteux School on his career.
  13. Meet Aliciana LoTemple and her very special bassoon
  14. Pianist Jeremy Denk tells us about one life changing night at Oberlin College.
  15. Meet Dave Chisolm, a trumpeter and teacher of Music Technology at the Hochstein School of Music.
  16. Meet Ken Kreuzer, a composer and teacher of brass and percussion at Honeoye Falls.