Humans of New York, WXXI Classical intern Bridget Kinneary started Musicians of Rochester early in 2015 as part of her Eastman Arts Leadership Internship program. This portrait continues to grow each month as interns and staff meet and share stories and insights from Musicians of Rochester. We invite you to visit this page often to meet new musicians and find out more about the music scene in Rochester. Click on the name of the artist to find out more about them or to hear an interview with them.
L to R starting at the top Sean Jefferson, David Costello, Gaelen McCormick Casey Springstead, Brian Williams, Siena Facciolo Orlando Diaz, Petar Kodzas, Herb Smith
Erick Aceto, violinist and luthier Andrew Alden, silent movie composer Veronica Bain-Derby, singer & advocate for the people of Ghana Maria Battista-Hancock, guitarist & music therapist Al Biles, RIT Professor & jazz trumpeter Kristine Bouyoucos, musician & printmaker Sean Brabant, singer Kathleen Bride, harpist & teacher Stephanie Buell, student singer Andy Calabrese, jazz pianist & composer Philip Carli, silent movie pianist Katherine Ciesinski, mezzo soprano and master teacher Mitzie Collins, teacher & dulcimer expert David Costello, pianist & composer Orlando Diaz, pianist & composer Brian Donat, cellist & teacher Pete DuPre, Harmonica Siena Facciolo, soul-folk singer/songwriter Katie Fittipaldi, cellist & Alexander Technique teacher Christopher Glatty, piano technician Jeanne Gray, grandmother & teacher Alma Haddock, student & cabaret singer Oliver Hagen, contemporary pianist & conductor Peter Hasler, trombonist & teacher David Hochstein, composer & Founder of the Hochstein School Kristin Jarvis, singer Sean Jefferson, drummer & teacher Lawrence Johnson, guitarist & bus driver Alan Jones, retired music teacher, pianist & singer of American song Henry Kearse, piano & Honky Tonk Henry Reverend Kingfish, blues singer & guitarist Bridget Kinneary, violist & teacher Petar Kodzas, guitarist & teacher Sister Anita Kurowski, singer & teacher David Liptak, composer and teacher Gaelen McCormick, string bass & teacher Ted McGraw, Irish music archivist Honey Meconi, Professor of Musicology, U of R Aristea Mellos, pianist & composer Sergio Munoz, guitarist, violinist & teacher Ayano Ninomiya, violinist Leah Ou, pipa musician Blake Pattengale, jazz guitarist and rapper Alexander Pena, violist & teacher Mark Phinney, organist & teacher Dave Porter, optical engineer & trombonist Evan Ritter, pianist & music festival co-director Corrine Shaffer, cellist & swing dancer Johnandrew Slominski, pianist & teacher Herb Smith, trumpeter, teacher & advocate Casey Springstead, conductor & teacher Armenio Suzano, clarinet, saxophone & Dean of Greatbatch School of Music David Temperley, composer & teacher Bill Tiberio, saxophonist & teacher Octavio Vazquez, composer & teacher Neil Varon, pianist & conductor Rachel Waddell, conductor & educator Teryle Watson, cellist & teacher Brian Williams, jazz bassist David Ying, violinist & teacher Melissa Zgouridi, opera singer Danny Ziemann, jazz bassist