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As participation in this class requires a placement audition with the ensemble director, this activity is not available for registration online. Please call Hochstein at 585.454.4596 for more information.

Summer Safety Protocols

Everyone entering The Hochstein School needs to follow safety protocols. This includes taking the Hochstein COVID-19 questionnaire (before you enter the building), checking in with a health screener when you arrive, appropriate distancing, and wearing masks – when applicable.

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Summer Jazz Ensemble

Richard DeLaney, Director
6 Wednesdays, July 7-August 11
, 2021
7:00-8:00 pm
for students entering grades 7-12 and adults, NYSSMA Level 5-6, or the equivalent


Learn the art of playing in a jazz combo from one of Rochester’s premier jazz pianists! Mambo Kings’ Richard DeLaney guides students through classic jazz repertoire, learning original arrangements, and creating new versions of classic and contemporary songs. Combos are formed with students of compatible ages and abilities and open to strings, piano, woodwinds, guitar, electric bass, and percussion players. Reading skills and the ability to sight-read are necessary.

A placement audition is required and will consist of sight-reading, selected scales in 2-4 octaves from all major and minor keys, and a performance of a prepared selection. Audition dates TBA. Please call 585.454.4596 to schedule your audition time. 

Please note: Safety protocols will be followed for in-person classes including daily health screenings, appropriate distancing, and masks – when applicable. See details here.
Fee: $10 registration fee; $90* tuition; $72 if enrolled in individual lessons at Hochstein. (Fees are as of Summer 2021.)


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