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Hochstein Receives $10,000 Grant for Instruments

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Feb 19, 2013
Rochester, NY

Hochstein School of Music & Dance recently received a $10,000 grant from the Ross Foundation to purchase instruments to be used in their sequential music instruction at the Eugenio Maria de Hostos Charter School.
Under the tutelage of Hochstein faculty member, Lisa Salvaggio Clark, over 400 students have used the percussion and specialized Orff instruments on a weekly basis during the past year. The percussion instruments include a djembe and conga drums, and a set of bongos, as well as rainmakers, rainsticks, a vibraslap, and chimes. The Orff instruments include xylophones, metallophones, and glockenspiels.
Teacher Clark notes, “Through this hands-on creative process developed by Carl Orff, the children have gained the confidence and interest to explore and create music. They are developing skills that promote concentration, communication, coordination, and cooperation. You can see the joy and anticipation in each class.”

About Hochstein School of Music & Dance
Founded in 1920 as a memorial to a young concert violinist who was killed in WWI, the David Hochstein Memorial Music School (known as Hochstein School of Music & Dance)  provides comprehensive music and dance training to all interested persons. Instruction is offered in all orchestral instruments, piano, voice, harp, percussion, and guitar.  Chamber music, orchestras and wind bands, choirs, and jazz combos offer ensemble opportunities to students of various skills and experience levels. Suzuki strings and flute and Orff-Schulwerk are offered for young learners, and music theory/history classes provide musicianship training to children and adults. Dance instruction in ballet, modern, jazz, flamenco, Caribbean-Latin, African, and creative movement is offered at beginning and advanced levels, and a scholarship  dance ensemble offers regular performance opportunities. The music therapy department provides specially tailored services to physically, developmentally and emotionally challenged students. Summer programs include a musical theatre workshop and week-long arts camps for children (and often adults) interested in guitar, flute, chamber music, jazz,  percussion, and orchestra. More than 3,900 students are served annually in music, dance and music therapy programs, onsite and in the community.  In addition to serving Greater Rochester, the School’s extension program in Canandaigua has provided music, dance, and music therapy programs for residents of the Finger Lakes region since 2007.

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