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Musicians of Rochester

Musicians of Rochester serves as a portrait of musical life in and around the greater Rochester, New York region. Inspired by Humans of New York, Classical 91.5 intern Bridget Kinneary started Musicians of Rochester early in 2015 as part of her Eastman Arts Leadership Internship program. This portrait continues to grow each month as interns and staff meet and share stories and insights from Musicians of Rochester. We invite you to visit this page often to meet new musicians and find out more about the music scene in Rochester. Click on the name of the artist to find out more about them or to hear an interview with them.

L to R starting at the top Sean Jefferson, David Costello, Gaelen McCormick Casey Springstead, Brian Williams, Siena Facciolo Orlando Diaz, Petar Kodzas, Herb Smith
Credit https://www.classical915.org/topic/musicians-rochester

Erick Aceto, violinist and luthier
Andrew Alden, silent movie composer

Veronica Bain-Derby, singer & advocate for the people of Ghana
Maria Battista-Hancock, guitarist & music therapist
Al Biles, RIT Professor & jazz trumpeter

Kristine Bouyoucos, musician & printmaker

Sean Brabant, singer
Kathleen Bride, harpist & teacher
Stephanie Buell, student singer
Andy Calabrese, jazz pianist & composer
Philip Carli, silent movie pianist
Katherine Ciesinski, mezzo soprano and master teacher

Mitzie Collins, teacher & dulcimer expert
David Costello, pianist & composer
Orlando Diaz, pianist & composer

Brian Donat, cellist & teacher
Pete DuPre, Harmonica

Siena Facciolo, soul-folk singer/songwriter
Christopher Glatty, piano technician
Jeanne Gray, grandmother & teacher
Alma Haddock, student & cabaret singer
Oliver Hagen, contemporary pianist & conductor
Peter Hasler, trombonist & teacher

David Hochstein, composer & Founder of the Hochstein School
Kristin Jarvis, singer
Sean Jefferson, drummer & teacher
Lawrence Johnson, guitarist & bus driver

Alan Jones, retired music teacher, pianist & singer of American song

Henry Kearse, piano & Honky Tonk Henry

Reverend Kingfish, blues singer & guitarist
Bridget Kinneary, violist & teacher
Petar Kodzas, guitarist & teacher
Sister Anita Kurowski, singer & teacher
Gaelen McCormick, string bass & teacher
Ted McGraw, Irish music archivist

Honey Meconi, Professor of Musicology, U of R
Aristea Mellos, pianist & composer
Sergio Munoz, guitarist, violinist & teacher
Ayano Ninomiya, violinist

Leah Ou, pipa musician

Blake Pattengale, jazz guitarist and rapper

Alexander Pena, violist & teacher

Mark Phinney, organist & teacher

Dave Porter, optical engineer & trombonist
Evan Ritter, pianist & music festival co-director
Corrine Shaffer, cellist & swing dancer
Johnandrew Slominski, pianist & teacher

Herb Smith, trumpeter, teacher & advocate
Casey Springstead, conductor & teacher

Armenio Suzano, clarinet, saxophone & Dean of Greatbatch School of Music

David Temperley, composer & teacher
Bill Tiberio, saxophonist & teacher
Octavio Vazquez, composer & teacher
Neil Varon, pianist & conductor

Rachel Waddell, conductor & educator
Teryle Watson, cellist & teacher
Brian Williams, jazz bassist
David Ying, violinist & teacher
Melissa Zgouridi, opera singer
Danny Ziemann, jazz bassist
 

Musicians of Rochester: Bridget Kinneary

Aug 9, 2016
Melissa Z. Photography

By age 12, Bridget Kinneary began dreaming of changing lives through teaching music because her life was changed by Mrs. Fishburn, middle school orchestra director. The sound of beginning string players is music to her ears. Her mantra: “Whatever you are, be a good one.” Career goal: to never stop learning.

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