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!

Thinking about rocmusic?

We are accepting applications for the 2017-2018 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 family meeting 

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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. 

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support rocmusic

Every gift made to the ROCmusic fund is a deductible donation that directly benefits student scholarships and our organization’s operational cost. Thank you for all of your support! 

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