Classical 91.5

Musicians of Rochester

Musicians of Rochester serves as a portrait of musical life in and around the greater Rochester, New York region. Inspired by Humans of New York, Classical 91.5 intern Bridget Kinneary started Musicians of Rochester early in 2015 as part of her Eastman Arts Leadership Internship program. This portrait continues to grow each month as interns and staff meet and share stories and insights from Musicians of Rochester. We invite you to visit this page often to meet new musicians and find out more about the music scene in Rochester.

Musicians of Rochester: Johnandrew Slominski

Aug 26, 2016

Crawled to the piano and played before he could walk. The greatest lesson he learned in retrospect from former teachers: To approach music with flexibility - transpose, compose, recompose. That response to music is individual yet binding fascinates him. Advice to young musicians: Work hard, be nice, say yes. http://johnandrewslominski.com/ 

Musicians of Rochester: Sergio Muñoz

Aug 9, 2016
Kate L Photography

Born in Chile. Played guitar and violin before settling on viola because he had the anatomy (long arms) and felt at home. Collects socks. “Music is holistic. It’s not only playing an instrument, it’s how you talk to people, how you organize your week.” Greatest musical aspiration: be an enabler.

Musicians of Rochester: Bridget Kinneary

Aug 9, 2016
Melissa Z. Photography

By age 12, Bridget Kinneary began dreaming of changing lives through teaching music because her life was changed by Mrs. Fishburn, middle school orchestra director. The sound of beginning string players is music to her ears. Her mantra: “Whatever you are, be a good one.” Career goal: to never stop learning.

Pages