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Low Brass Fabrizio Scholarship


Each year The Hochstein School announces a $280 tuition scholarship opportunity for fall enrollment in memory of a Hochstein student, Christopher Thomas Fabrizio-Coonan, by his family and friends. We invite music instructors in local school districts to nominate their students for this scholarship.


Because of the pandemic we found it necessary to pause the application process for this scholarship – which normally takes place in late spring. It is our hope that you will consider nominating a deserving student now that the school year has begun.


It is the sponsor's wish to support individual lessons at Hochstein for a current 7th or 8th grade trombone or low brass student who excels in his musical activities and who is not already receiving individual lessons. The lesson instructor will be a member of Hochstein’s low brass faculty, whose experience and credentials are described here.


To nominate a student from your school for this scholarship, please fill out the online form below OR download and complete this application and return it to Dr. Margaret Quackenbush, President & Executive Director, (see address below) at Hochstein by November 15, 2020. While the form requests recent NYSSMA scores and levels, we realize that may not be possible. If there is no available information regarding NYSSMA, please use the comment section to elaborate on the student’s skills. 


We expect to choose a recipient by the end of November and weekly lessons will take place over a 9-week period (one session) during the 20/21 school year - exact dates to be determined between the student and faculty. Depending on guidelines in place at that time, the lessons may be offered online rather than in person at our School. We ask that all applicants commit to completing the lessons covered by the scholarship award (9 weeks of study).


We welcome and encourage any student who is not selected to receive the scholarship but interested in taking lessons to consider enrolling at Hochstein within our regular offerings.  Please note that sliding scale tuition fees are based on family income, and we strive to make it possible for any student to participate, regardless of age, experience, or financial resources.


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Quackenbush at 454-4403 x211 or by e-mail director@hochstein.org

Thank you for your consideration of this opportunity, and for all your efforts on behalf of your students!


Return applications by attaching your form and emailing director@hochstein.org or by snail mail at: 

Dr. Margaret Quackenbush
50 N. Plymouth Ave.
Rochester, NY 14614