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Flamingo sidekicks and other fun at Hochstein Flute Camp
Meet Flo the Flute Flamingo… or it might be Larry, Koda, Frodo, or Steve, one of a flamboyance of flamingos at Hochstein this week! Each of the campers at Hochstein Flute Camp has their own flamingo, since the students are all superheroes and every superhero needs to have a sidekick. They worked on earning their superpowers through different flute techniques.
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Alumni Profile: How time at Hochstein inspired this music teacher’s career
When Sonia Rose was searching for a new piano teacher in high school, Joe Werner from The Hochstein School was highly recommended to her. She was familiar with Hochstein because she had done summer programs here when she was younger and her brother had studied here for a number of years. Sonia chose to return to Hochstein to take piano lessons from Joe, and now teaches K-5 general music in a public school district in Illinois. Read about how her Hochstein education has impacted her career.
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Hochstein Performance Hall undergoes renovations
In case you noticed the equipment outside Hochstein the past couple of weeks – and the warning signs now outside the Performance Hall – here’s the scoop on what’s going on behind those closed doors.
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Hochstein is a family place for three generations of students 
Three generations of the Blake family have taken music classes at Hochstein. Adele Blake started bringing her young son to Hochstein this fall for Music FUNdamentals classes with “Miss Barb.” Adele and her brother both took music classes at Hochstein as children, and their parents, Jim and Lynette Blake, also have taken classes at Hochstein. Watch a video about how Hochstein has impacted their family.
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Celebrating Peggy Quackenbush’s tenure at Hochstein
Dr. Margaret (Peggy) Quackenbush is retiring at the end of June after 30 years as President & Executive Director and more than 43 years at The Hochstein School. Read more about her accomplishments during her tenure and find out how to make a gift to Hochstein in Peggy's honor.
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Hochstein is a welcoming place for former student Jon Madden
Hochstein alum Jonathan Madden has participated in many facets of Hochstein, including music lessons, chamber groups, youth orchestras, and conducting. He’s now back working with the Hochstein Youth Singers, which recently debuted a new piece of his. Read more about what Hochstein means to him.
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Hochstein is a magical place for one music and dance student
Marsché Johnson first experienced Hochstein’s programs 24 years ago when her mother enrolled her and her sister when they were young girls. Marsché is on the autism spectrum and with consistent piano and voice lessons at Hochstein, Marsché continued to develop her talent and began to communicate with her peers. She was one of the featured performers at the Hochstein Gala in April and received a standing ovation. Read more of her story and watch a video.
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16 Hochstein students perform at Honors Convocation on June 3
Sixteen talented Hochstein students in grades 5-12 will be recognized at this year's Honors Convocation, including winners of Hochstein Merit Scholarships and five seniors who are completing the Honors Certificate Program.
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Congratulations to the HYSO Seniors!
Congratulations to the 24 graduating seniors in the 2022 Hochstein Youth Symphony Orchestra! Most of them are heading to college to pursue a variety of majors, some in music performance and education and many in scientific and medical fields. Some are staying in the Rochester area, while others are heading out of state.
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The Hochstein School Appoints New President & Executive Director
The Hochstein School announces the appointment of Hilary Field Respass as President & Executive Director as of July 1, 2022. 
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