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Wake to classical music, a little news, and a daily mystery at 6:40 a.m.  

The Theme?  Secret Combos! 

Guess the composers unlocking musical possibilities with codes, cryptograms, and puzzles.

Brenda Tremblay hosts from 6:00 – 10:00 a.m.

Pride of Rochester

A new truck.  New uniforms.  New opportunities.

Music is a growing force in Rochester's City Schools.

As part of our celebration of Music in our Schools Month, WXXI’s Brenda Tremblay recently spoke with Alison Schmitt, lead teacher for the Arts Department in the Rochester City School District. 

Musical summer reading for kids

Jul 9, 2018

Love music? Love books? Here’s a great way for kids to combine a love of reading and music this summer in Rochester.

World Channel

Big Voice: An Inspiring Look at the Creative Process Between a Choir Teacher and His Students  -  WXXI TV, Saturday, June 16 @ 4:00 p.m.

Big Voice chronicles a year in the life of Jeffe Huls, a visionary high school choir teacher, and his most advanced choir – a group of students who struggle with the demands of high school life and personal challenges. Big Voice captures the transformative power of a committed teacher who inspires a passion for music, a sense of belonging, and the value of working together to become one big voice.

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"I really love Rochester. I love the simplicity. I love the sense of neighborhood. I love the fact that it's common to speak to people on the street even if you don't know them."

So says retired music teacher Teryle (pronounced “TARE-il”) Watson, who possesses a birds’ eye view of music programs across the spectrum.  

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More than a dozen local school districts have made a list of the best communities in the nation for music education.

In awards published April 17th, Brighton, Rush-Henrietta, Honeoye, and the East Irondequoit Central School Districts are among those named by the NAMM foundation, a trade organization which honors teachers, administrators, families, and leaders for supporting music as part of a well-rounded education.  

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Did we say thank you?  

Just look at this.

It's good news about Classical 91.5 listeners from Stuart Hencke, Deputy Director at Rochester Education Foundation, who writes:

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Meet Teryle ("TARE-ril") Watson, a teacher, conductor, and performer who inspires students with her passion and humor.  

Born in Brooklyn, New York, she came to Rochester in 1967 to attend the Eastman School of Music.  Her journey has taken her from the Julliard School in New York to the Royal College of Music in London and back to Rochester where, in 1975, she embarked on a thirty one year career as a music teacher with the Rochester City School District.

"Such a blessing"

Mar 20, 2018
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This month I was stymied by the challenge to recall my earliest connection with classical music.....in the home, yes I suppose.  I recall Spike Jones (1940s!) and Broadway shows, and no specific classical stuff comes to mind.  When Brenda played the "Largo" from the New World Symphony, that hit the nerve, so here is a tribute to my music teacher in backwards, 1950s, James Island, South Carolina. 

I was in 4th and 5th grades.

For the past two years Classical 91.5 has partnered with the Rochester Education Foundation (REF) to secure the donation of instruments that will be provided to students in the Rochester City School District who wish to play an instrument.  So far this year...

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