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Happy 100th, Hochstein!

On Wednesday, December 9, 2020, The Hochstein School celebrated 100 years with a wonderful program featuring performances by Hochstein students and alumni!

Special guests included:

  • Jeff Tyzik, RPO Principal Pops Conductor
  • String Section of the Hochstein Youth Symphony Orchestra, directed by Casey Springstead
  • Concertino Strings, directed by Marcos Kreutzer
  • Megan Kamler of the Rochester City Ballet (a Hochstein alumna!)
  • Orion Piano Trio, a student ensemble coached by Joseph Werner, Hochstein faculty and RPO Principal Keyboard
  • Sylvester Iheukwu, flute, student of Diane Smith
  • Hochstein Board Advisor Carlos Carballada
  • Hochstein Board Member Virgil Joseph
  • Hochstein President & Executive Director Margaret Quackenbush

You can watch the video of this event below. Donations gratefully accepted.

Watch on YouTube at https://youtu.be/QQmHZvOVMCk.

Come Together for Hochstein!

On April 5, 1919, musicians of Rochester performed at the Convention Hall where the community rallied to create the David Hochstein Memorial Music School - a place where everyone would have access to an excellent arts education.

What our Hochstein community has built over the past 100 years is a place of beauty, a place of grace. Preserving music and dance is something we all cherish. It represents an idealism of what our community can be and can do together.

We hosted a virtual event on April 5, 2020, to commemorate that first concert and showcase what we continue to build as a community today.

You can watch the video that was presented on April 5, 2020, below. This video features 20 minutes of what makes Hochstein so special – YOU, our community full of students, families, faculty, staff, and lovers of music and dance.



Watch on YouTube at https://youtu.be/1rgZpzTvgDI.


Thank you to our entire Hochstein community who helped us capture life at Hochstein for our Centennial video. Special thanks to the following individuals for sharing their personal stories: 

Hochstein Board Members
R. Carlos Carballada
Eric Logan
Dr. Meera Sampath

Hochstein Faculty & Staff
Dr. Margaret (Peggy) Quackenbush, President & Executive Director
Dr. Gary Palmer, Assistant Director and Dean
Dr. David Chisholm
Kathleen Murphy Kemp
Diane Smith
Joseph Warner

Hochstein Students
Matt Alexander
Joshua Fugate
Michael Leonard III
Theo Munson
Luke Pisani

Hochstein Parents
Angela Beckley
Dawn Fugate
Philomina Iheukwu
Michael and Carolyn Leonard
Anthony Pisani

Community Partners
Mona Seghatoleslami (WXXI 91.5 Classical, Host of “Live from Hochstein”)
Dr. Armand Hall (ROCmusic, Executive and Artistic Director)

Our Hochstein Centennial video was recorded and produced by CrystalPix (https://www.crystalpix.com/) and made possible by a generous gift from Tae and Josephine Whang.