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One warm spring afternoon sometime around 1906, Rochester arts patron Emily Sibley Watson heard a young David Hochstein practicing violin through an open window at her neighbor’s home. She became his benefactor, ensuring that he received the finest training available. This is the genesis of what would later become the Hochstein School of Music & Dance as we know it – providing people of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities with access to excellent music and dance education in a community that nurtures and encourages personal achievement.

Hochstein Centennial Gala

Future Date to be Announced...


Since its founding in 1920, Hochstein's mission has focused on providing excellent music and dance education for people of any age, ability, or socioeconomic status.

This event showcases Hochstein's ongoing commitment to making need-based scholarships available to those in the Greater Rochester area and includes student performances and impact stories.


You don't want to miss this wonderful celebration of 100 years!

Come dressed to celebrate this special occasion! 1920s attire encouraged; black-tie optional.

Ticket Prices:

  • Individual Ticket - $200/person 
  • Harmony Table - $1,600/table of 8 people


For event information, please contact Thomas Graber at 585.454.4403 x215 or thomas.graber@hochstein.org.

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