What is ROCmusic?

ROCmusic offers tuition-free, high-quality music instruction and instrument lessons to students in grades 1-12 who reside in the city of Rochester, NY. No previous musical experience or training is required, and there is no charge for instruments, participation, or instruction!

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ROCmusic believes that music education can change lives and communities.  The program is designed to instill a love of learning, responsibility, respect, and academic success, ultimately positively affecting social change in our students and the communities surrounding them.

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Thinking about ROCMusic?

We are accepting applications for the 2019-2020 school year on the basis of rolling admission. Before confirming a spot in our program, every interested applicant must: 

1. Apply (click the link below) 

2. Interview (30 minutes with parent/guardian present)

3. Attend a mandatory orientation meeting in September and January

About ROCmusic

ROCmusic is an El Sistema-inspired after-school and summer music education program in Rochester, NY that provides tuition-free classical music and instrument instruction to urban youth in the neighborhoods in which they live. 

Support ROCmusic

Every gift made to the ROCmusic fund is a deductible donation that directly benefits student scholarships and our organization’s operational cost.   It is because of your generosity that we can offer tuition-free music education, so thank you for all of your support!