ROCmusic, a collaborative arts-outreach program in Rochester, New York that engages children and their families in making and appreciating classical music, has appointed ARMAND HALL as director. Hall goes to ROCmusic from the University of Memphis, where he was associate director of bands and coordinator of instrumental music education. He has taught, adjudicated, and been a clinician at the middle school and high school levels, in addition to collegiate teaching, and worked as a teaching artist in El Sistema-inspired community music programs around the country. He earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Michigan and a doctorate of musical arts in wind conducting from Michigan State University. ROCmusic offers tuition-free classical music instruction and instrument lessons to students in grades 1-12 who reside in Rochester. ROCmusic is a partnership between the Hochstein School, Eastman School of Music (University of Rochester), Eastman Community Music School, Gateways Music Festival, City of Rochester, Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Rochester City School District.

Posted October 15, 2018