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The Eastman School of Music has announced the hiring of Dr. Armand Hall, who will serve as Director of ROC Music, an innovative arts-outreach program that engages children and their families in the experience of making and appreciating classical music, and offers tuition-free classical music instruction and instrument lessons to students in grades 1-12 who reside in the city of Rochester, NY.

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ROCmusic founder Alexander Peña says he has a dream for our city’s youngest musicians.

ROCmusic is an innovative arts-outreach program that engages children and their families in the experience of making and appreciating classical music. 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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ROCmusic offers tuition-free classical music instruction and instrument lessons to all children in grades 1-12 who reside in the city of Rochester, NY.  Eastman student and ROCmusic instructor Tahlia Cott shares how she brings a flare for improvisation to her students.

Tahlia Cott is a performer and educator currently pursuing her undergraduate degree in music education at the Eastman School of Music.  In addition to teaching at ROCmusic, she also teaches at the Kanack School of Music.


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For some kids, the most important music discoveries are made AFTER school.  Mexican-American violist, Alexander Peña directs an after-school and summer music education program in Rochester that provides tuition-free classical music and instrument instruction to urban youth in the neighborhoods in which they live.

Alexander Peña directs ROCMusic.  He was recorded on Backstage Pass, and you can hear the entire program – and performances from his students – online on Backstage Pass with Julia Figueras.