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Sign Up for Summer


Click here for a Summer Registration form you can print & mail, register online with the link above, or call 585-454-4596.

Click here for a Summer Registration form that is a fillable pdf (rather than writing it in by hand!) 

Click here for the 2019 Summer Session Calendar and enrollment policies.

Summer lesson appointments begin on April 1, 2019.

Composing & Songwriting Camps



Dave Chisholm, Director
July 15-19, 2019
Group I: 10:00 am-12:00 pm
Group II: 1:00 pm-3:00 pm
for students entering grade 4 through adult, beginner & up

Learn to create your own music using the technology available in the Hochstein Music Lab. With a range of software possibilities including GarageBand and Finale, you can compose no matter what your experience, instrument, or music-reading ability. A series of composition projects and plenty of individual attention will get you working with a wider range of musical ideas and tools than you thought possible.

Sign up for both morning and afternoon sessions and experience a full-day camp! Sign up early, as space is limited by the 8 stations in the Music Lab. 

Fee: $10 registration fee; $185* tuition. Tuition for Groups I & II combined: $310*. (Fees are as of Summer 2019.)



Dave Chisholm, Director
July 29-August 2, 2019
1:00-5:00 pm
for students ages 12 through adult
Prerequisite: A minimum of two years of study on an instrument, ideally piano or guitar. Those without this background should schedule an appointment/audition with the Director. 

Join Rochester songwriter Dave Chisholm (Talking Under Water) for a weeklong intensive workshop focused on the art of songwriting! In this course, students will each write between one and four original songs—music and lyrics—as well as learn the inner workings of four classic songs by timeless artists such as Bob Dylan and Aretha Franklin. Dave will lead students down a logical path of understanding regarding both the musical and lyrical components of songwriting. The weeklong camp will close with an informal sharing session where students will perform their own songs. 

Fee: $10 registration fee; $255* tuition. (Fees are as of Summer 2019.)


* Learn more about our Tuition Assistance by clicking here.