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Music

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American Guild of Organists, Rochester Chapter
The AGO promotes the organ in its historic and evolving roles, encourages excellence in the performance of organ and choral music, and provides inspiration and development opportunities through concerts and educational programs.
www.agorochester.org
[email protected]
14 Eagle Street, Rochester, NY 14608
(585) 244-6065
Contact: Dean Thatcher Lyman

Asbury First United Methodist
Asbury First Methodist Church supports the arts in Rochester through its annual Music & the Arts Concert Series, featuring sacred and secular music by extraordinary musicians local and national.
1050 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607
www.asburyfirst.org

Contact: Mary Van Keuren, Communications Director
[email protected]

(585) 271-1050 Ext. 109

Bop Shop Records
The Bop Shop is a unique independently owned Cd and vinyl record store in Rochester, New York. Specializing in a wide variety of music such as blues, jazz, soul, rockabilly, surf rock, doo-wop and American roots music. As well as American, Celtic and English folk music.
www.Bopshop.com
[email protected]
274 North Goodman Street, Rochester, NY 14607
(585)271-3354

Concentus Women's Chorus
A small women's singing ensemble dedicated to bringing a wide range of significant, special musical moments from early Rennaissance to modern compositions. We have performed world premiers of music never heard before and favorites that entertain and enliven.
www.concentus.org
[email protected]

Cordancia
Cordancia is a classical chamber music ensemble which performs several concerts each season at Rochester area churches and concert halls. Musicians and audiences alike love the untraditional, rarely heard repertoire. Violinst Pia Liptak and oboist Kathleen Suher, the group's founders, are joined by many talented Rochester area musicians including David Harman, conductor.
www.cordancia.org
[email protected]
9 Feathery Circle, Penfield, NY 14526

Eastman School of Music of the University of Rochester
An internationally renowned post secondary music school, presenting over 700 public concerts annually. Its newly named Eastman Community School provides musical instruction at all levels for children and adults.
www.rochester.edu/Eastman

26 Gibbs Street, Rochester, NY 14604
(585) 274-1100 Musicline (24-hour concert information)
(585) 274-1000 Community Music School
(585) 274-1088 fax

Finger Lakes Chamber Music Festival, Inc. (FLCMF)
The FLCMF provides summer chamber music concerts, school and camp performances, and student workshops in the Finger Lakes Region. Richard Auldon Clark, artistic director for both the Manhattan Chamber Orchestra (MCO) and the FLCMF, selects the musicians from the MCO to perform for each FLCMF event..
www.FingerLakes-Music.org
[email protected]
P.O. Box 605, Penn Yan, NY 14527
(315) 536-0383
Contact: Bonnie Barney

Finger Lakes Choral Festival
The Finger Lakes Choral Festival brings together 150 singers each summer from Greater Rochester and Finger Lakes communities to perform major works for chorus and orchestra. The Choral Festival has performed with the Rochester Philharmonic, Chautauqua Symphony, Maui Chamber Orchestra, and Redwood Symphony. All singers with prior choral experience are welcome to join the chorus.
http://www.fingerlakeschoral.org
[email protected]
11 Duxbury Way, Rochester, NY 14618
(585) 465-0838
Contact: Adrian Horn


First Inversion
firstinversion.org
[email protected]
274 Maplewood Avenue, Rochester, NY 14613
(585) 520-2003
Contact: Lee Wright, Founder and Artistic Director

First Muse Chamber Music
First Muse Chamber Music presents concerts featuring the artistry of the area's finest musicians in a wide variety of chamber music, inspiring a diverse audience. Performances at First Unitarian Church of Rochester. A portion of ticket revenue is donated to social justice groups.
www.FirstMuse.org
[email protected]
220 Winton Road South
Rochester, NY 14610
Contact: Melissa Matson


Genesee Valley Orchestra & Chorus
The Genesee Valley Orchestra and Chorus is dedicated to providing opportunities for musical growth for its members and enriching the lives of area residents by presenting high quality musical performances in and around Rochester. GVOC is unique in the area in that it is the only group that has a resident chorus and orchestra.
[email protected]
Post Office Box 177, Fairport, NY 14450
(585) 223-9006, (585) 223-9006 fax (call first)

Geneva Music Festival
The Geneva Music Festival is a chamber music festival held each year in Geneva and surrounding Finger Lakes communities. Our festival presents diverse programs performed by internationally acclaimed as well as emerging musicians. Our mission is to entertain, educate and inspire a love of chamber music in audiences of all ages.
www.genevamusicfestival.com
[email protected]
Contact:Geoffrey Herd

Hochstein School of Music & Dance
Since 1920, Hochstein has served as Rochester's Community School of the Arts, providing excellent instruction in music and dance to anyone in the Greater Rochester area, regardless of background, level of skill or financial means. Enjoy many free-to-the-public concerts and recitals in Hochstein's elegantly restored Performance Hall.
www.hochstein.org
[email protected]
50 North Plymouth Avenue, Rochester, NY 14614
(585) 454-4596, (585) 454-4393 fax

Honeoye Falls Community Concert Band
Directed by Lindsey J. Borden since its inception in 1988, this sixty person ensemble brings the spirit of the seasons, the holidays and the good times through a repertoire of celebrated marches, musical show tunes, film themes and contemporary compositions.
hfccb.org/
[email protected]
5 East Street, Honeoye Falls, NY 14472


Music at Incarnate Word
Music at Incarnate Word, now in its 34th season, offers inspiring liturgies and beautiful concerts on the 2nd Sunday of every month from October to April, usually at 7:00 p.m.
musicatincarnateword.org
[email protected]
597 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607
(585) 244-6065
Contact: Mr. Thatcher Lyman

Nazareth College Department of Music
www.naz.edu/music
[email protected]
4245 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14618
Contact:
Dr. Beverly A. Smoker, Chair

Pegasus Early Music
A concert series for medieval, renaissance, and baroque music. Concerts are held in unique smaller venues around Rochester, to encourage the dynamic rapport between our internationally-known performers and our audiences.
www.PegasusEarlyMusic.org
[email protected]
211 Cobbs Hill Drive, Rochester, NY 14610
(585) 703-3990

Publick Musick
Publick Musick provides Western New York with exciting and accessible period-instrument performances of musical treasures from 1600 to 1800 and beyond, performed by nationally acclaimed instrumentalists and vocalists.
www.publickmusick.org
[email protected]
276 Mount Vernon Avenue, Rochester, NY 14620
(585) 244-5835

Rochester Flute Association
Organization of flutists, teachers and flute enthusiasts dedicated to promoting the enjoyment and appreciation of the flute, facilitating an exchange of ideas, and promoting musical excellence.
rfaonline.org
[email protected]
P.O. Box 10173, Rochester, NY 14610

Rochester Oratorio Society
Rochester Oratorio Society, a symphony of voices, delivers creative choral performances of sacred and popular music in collaboration with Western New York's leading performing artists, dance companies, vocal and instrumental ensembles.
www.rossings.org
[email protected]
1050 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607
(585) 473-2234, (585) 473-4704 fax
Contact: Dennis W. Rosenbaum

Rochester Piano Teachers Guild
The Rochester Piano Teachers' Guild consists of local piano teachers who teach pre-school to adult students. It provides teachers with educational seminars and students with recital venues and scholarship aid.
www.rochesterpianoteachers.org
Contact: Kathy Whitlock
[email protected]
(585) 265-9849

Smugtown Stompers
Since 1958, the Smugtown Stampers have been preserving the heritage of early jazz. The band performs blues, ragtime, dixieland and pop tunes from the 1890-1930 period.
www.smugtownstompers.com
[email protected]
41 Parkridge Drive, Pittsford, NY 14534
(585) 381-7603
D. Sturmer

The Lyric Chorale
Directed by Chrisanne Yule, The Lyric Chorale is a medium size SATB community chorus of experienced singers dedicated to the art of choral singing and committed to musical excellence and the highest performance standards.
www.LyricChorale.org
[email protected]
P.O. Box 946, Pittsford, NY 14534-0946
(585)742-3824
Contact: Nancy Price

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Theater

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Blackfriars Theatre
Now celebrating over 50 years entertaining and challenging audiences, Blackfriars presents a five show season of plays and musicals in their own beautifully restored theatre in the vibrant East End. Renowned for their elaborate production values and commitment to the challenging contemporary musicals and imaginative revivals of the classics.
www.bftix.org
[email protected]
795 East Main Street, Rochester, NY 14605
(585) 454-1260 box office

Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival
Located in Auburn, NY, Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival is dedicated to enriching through the arts, the lives of all residents of the state of New York.
www.fingerlakesmtf.com
[email protected]
17 William Street, 2nd Floor, Auburn, NY 13021
(315) 255-1785, (315) 252-3815 fax

JCC Feinbloom Center for the Arts
JCC Feinbloom Center for the Arts incorporate all the Arts programming at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Rochester including JCC Center Stage, Summer Stage, the Jewish Book Festival, the Jewish Film Festival and Jewish Arts Month.
www.jccrochester.org
1200 Edgewood Avenue, Rochester, NY 14618
(585) 461-2000 236, (585) 461-0805 fax

Pittsford Musicals, Inc.
Pittsford Musicals is dedicated to providing opportunities for adults to participate in community theater, provide entertainment to the community and award scholarships to high school students wishing to study theater/creative arts.
www.pittsfordmusicals.org
[email protected]
P.O. Box 362, Pittsford, NY 14534

(585) 586-1500

Rochester Association of Performing Arts
RAPA is a non-profit institution with both performance and rehearsal spaces available for other groups to rent. The RAPA team focuses on giving you and your group a warm-welcoming and positive experience while working in the center. RAPA is located at the Kodak Center for Performing Arts, with three full dance studios, three acting and voice studios, conference rooms, and many theatres.
www.rapaonline.
us
[email protected]
200 W. Ridge Rd., Suite 214, Rochester, NY 14615
(585) 254-0073
Contact: Jim Vollertsen

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Dance

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Borinquen Dance Theatre

Borinquen Dance Theatre sponsors performances, promotes instruction, commissions works, facilitates the exchange of ideas among dancers, teachers, and dance enthusiasts, and heightens awareness and value of the Puerto Rican culture.
www.borinquendance.org
[email protected]
One Mt. Hope Avenue, Rochester, NY 14620
(585)424-3678

Elizabeth Clark Dance Ensemble
Professional choreography in schools, Community classes include Ballet and Modern for children, teens, and adults, Body/Mind Balance, Jazz, Wellness, and Ideokinesis. Monday, Tuesday & Thursday Classes: First Baptist Church, 1862 Penfield Rd; and Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays: St. Thomas' Episcopal, 2000 Highland Avenue, Rochester. 2006 NYS Dance Education Association for meritorious service in dance education for children in Western New York.
Mailing address: 987 East Avenue, #7, Rochester, NY 14607
(585) 442-5988


Daystar: Contemporary Dance Drama of Indian America
As the first modern dance company created in the USA to specialize in the rich choreographic stories of Native America, Daystar teaches and performs all aspects of Intertribal dance as well as western 'classic' dance, mime and mask.
www.daystardance.com
[email protected]
1473-6 Stowell Drive, Rochester, NY 14616
(585) 621-2813, (585) 723-9526 fax
Contact: Rosalie M. Jones

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Museums & Galleries

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ARTISANworks
ARTISANworks is a not for profit self funding 50,000 Sq. ft. event space where proceeds from functions help fund Older Adult Enrichment Programs in your community.
www.artisanworks.net
[email protected]
565 Blossom Road, Suite L, Rochester, NY 14610
(585) 288-7170, (585) 288-7186 fax

International Art Acquisitions
International Art Acquisitions is a Fine Art Gallery representing Contemporary, Impressionist and Traditional artwork. Additional services including appraisals, Wealth Management of Fine Art assets, development of Private, Public, Corporate and Institutional collections.
www.internationalartacquisitions.com
[email protected]
3300 Monroe Avenue, Rochester, NY 14618
(585) 264-1440, (585) 264-1432 fax
Contact: Barbara Nino


Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester
The Memorial Art Gallery houses 10,000 works of art spanning 50 centuries. Also: traveling exhibitions, library, restaurant and gift shop.
mag.rochester.edu
[email protected]
500 University Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607-1415
(585) 473-7720, (585) 473-6266 fax

Mercer Gallery at Monroe Community College
The Visual and Performing Arts Department offers courses of study in Advertising and Commercial Illustration, Communication Arts, Computer Graphics, Fine Arts, Graphic Arts, Interior Design, Music, Photography, Theatre, Sculpture, Painting, Radio and Television.
www.monroecc.edu
1000 East Henrietta Road, Rochester, NY 14623
(585) 292-2009, (585) 427-2749 fax

National Susan B. Anthony Museum & House
The home where Anthony made history fighting for women's suffrage. The site of her arrest for voting and meeting place with other great civil rights leaders of the 19th century. National historic landmark.
www.susanbanthonyhouse.org
[email protected]
Contact: Deborah L. Hughes
17 Madison Street, Rochester, NY 14608
(585) 235-6124, (585) 235-6212 fax

SPAS Gallery at R.I.T.
Hosts photographic exhibits of work from nationally known artists to undergraduate students and MFA thesis shows.
Gannett Building, 70 Lomb Memorial Drive, Rochester, NY 14623
(585) 475-2770

The Strong
Situated at The Strong, the National Museum of Play is the only museum in the world dedicated to the study of play. The Strong is also home to the National Toy Hall of Fame, the International Center for the History of Electronic Games, and the world-renowned collections of toys, dolls, games, electronic games, and other play-related artifacts.
www.museumofplay.org
[email protected]
One Manhattan Square, Rochester, NY 14607
(585) 263-2700

Visual Studies Workshop
Rochester's media arts center, with exhibitions, publishing, research and media access programs. The educational program offers graduate, undergraduate and community classes for credit through SUNY Brockport as semester classes or weekly summer workshops.
www.vsw.org
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31 Prince Street, Rochester, NY 14607-1499
(585) 442-8676, (585) 442-1992 fax

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Visual Arts

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Appraiser of Fine Arts and Consultant
10-6 Selden Street, Rochester, NY 14605
(585) 232-3387


Elizabeth A. Fomin
Interior Desing/Space Planning
248 East Avenue, Rochestr, NY 14604
(585) 232-5810

Pastel Society of Western New York
PSWNY builds connection among pastel artists and encourages creative expression of pastels painting through instructional and exhibition opportunities. PSWNY promotes public awareness of pastel painting as a fine art medium.
1115 E. Main Street
Rochester, NY 14609
Contact: Robin McCondichie

[email protected]
Suzi Zefting-Kuhn

[email protected]
www.facebook.com/PastelSocietyofWesternNewYork

Reel Mind Theatre & Film Series
The Reel Mind Theatre & Film Series, founded in 2009, addresses the social stigma of mental illness while providing a message of hope that recovery is possible.
www.reelmindfilmfest.com
[email protected]
62 Oakdale Drive, Rochester, NY 14618
Contact: Ruth Cowing

Rochester Area Colored Pencil Club
Club whose purpose is to inform and educate ourselves and the community in order to promote, support and enjoy colored pencil art at all levels.
www.coloredpencilroc.org
[email protected]
4 Country Clare Crescent, Fairport, NY 14450
Bonnie Haney
(585) 377-1200

Rochester Art Club
The Rochester Art Club, founded in 1877 organization's purpose is to advance the artistic growth of its professional membership and to contribute wherever possible to the cultural enrichment of the community.
www.rochesterartclub.org
[email protected]
1115 E. Main Street, Box 43, Rochester, NY 14609
Contact: Suzi Zefting-Kuhn

Shop [email protected]'s Global Village
6000 Reynolds Drive, RIT Global Village
Rochester, NY 14623
Wendy Marks, Manager
www.rit.edu/shopone2
[email protected]

Steve Boerner Typography & Design

TGraphic Design and fine typography for print and digital media: Magazines and publications, brochures, newsletters, marketing and corporate identity.
www.steveboerner.com
[email protected]
312 Gallup Road, Spencerport, NY 14559
(585) 349-1002, (585) 349-1002 fax

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Literature

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BOA Editions
An independent, Pulitzer-prize-winning, not-for-profit poetry publishing house that has received national acclaim for its work. BOA has published more than 150 books and pamphlets of American poetry and poetry in translation.
www.boaeditions.org
[email protected]
260 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14604
(585) 546-3410, (585) 546-3913 fax

Writers & Books Inc.
Promotes reading and writing as lifelong activities by presenting readings and talks, offering workshops and classes, and providing outreach programs throughout the community.
www.wab.org
[email protected]
740 University Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607
(585) 473-2590, (585) 729-0982 fax

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Cinema & Media

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ImageOut
ImageOut entertains, educates, and enriches audiences from Greater Rochester and beyond through film screenings and other artistic and educational programs by and about lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered people.
www.imageout.org
[email protected]
274 N. Goodman St., Box #29, Rochester, NY 14607
(585) 271-2604, (585) 271-3798 fax

WXXI - Little Theatre Film Society
Since 1929, the Little has provided an intimate alternative to large commercial movie houses. Five screens, cafe with art and jazz.
www.thelittle.org
[email protected]
240 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14604
(585) 258-0400

Rochester Movie Makers
www.RochesterMovieMakers.org
[email protected]
www.facebook.com/groups/Rochestermoviemakers
Chairperson: Stan Main
113 Golfside Parkway, Rochester, NY 14610
(585) 313-3070

WXXI Public Broadcasting Council
WXXI is the essential, lifelong educational resource for the Greater Rochester area. Locally owned and operated, it provides programming and outreach services to the Rochester community and beyond. WXXI-TV 21, WXXI-DTV, AM 1370, Classical 91.5, WXXI-FM 90.3, WRUR-FM 88.5 and Reachout Radio, a service for those with visual impairments, Education, wxxi.org.
wxxi.org
280 State Street, P.O. Box 30021, Rochester, NY 14603-3021
(585) 325-7500, (585) 258-0335 fax

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Multidisciplinary & Other

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Alfred University, Miller Performing Arts Center
http:\\Las.Alfred.Edu\performing-arts

Arts & Cultural Council for Greater Rochester
Rochester's local arts agency. Connects the community through the arts with grants for community projects, after-school programs, arts information services, advocacy, promotion, and collaborations.
www.artsrochester.org
[email protected]
31 Prince Street, Rochester, NY 14607
(585) 473-4000, (585) 473-4051 fax

Corn Hill Neighbors Association, Inc.
To protect & promote the residential & historical character & beauty of the area; to further the interests of the area; to promote & encourage a better community & civic spirit and to foster goodwill and friendship between and among residents of the area and surrounding areas for the general welfare & good of the community.
www.cornhill.org
[email protected]
133 S. Fitzhugh St., Rochester, NY 14608
(585)262-3142, (585)546-4788 fax

New York Council for the Humanities
The New York Council for the Humanities is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring the presence of the humanities in the state's cultural and intellectual life.
www.nyhumanities.org
[email protected]
150 Broadway, Suite 1700, New York, NY 10038
(212)233-1131, fax (212)233-4607

Rochester Business Alliance
www.rochesterbusinessalliance.com
150 State Street, Rochester, NY 14614
(585) 244-1800, (585) 263-3679 fax

Skalny Center for Polish and Central European Studies
The Skalny Center for Polish and Central European Studies at the University of Rochester was established through a generous grant from the Louis Skalny Foundation. It provides unique opportunities for interdisciplinary studies in the language, literature, culture, history, economy and politics of the region. The Skalny Center also sponsors open lectures, films exhibits and other appropriate events for the enrichment of both the University and Rochester area communities.
http://www.rochester.edu/college/psc/CPCES
[email protected]
University of Rochester, Harkness Hall 101, Rochester, NY 14627-0147
(585)275-9898, (585)276-1952 fax
Contact: Bozenna Sobolewska

Spectrum Creative Arts LLC
Spectrum Creative Arts is a community arts center dedicated to providing accessible arts education and creative arts therapies to individuals of all ages and abilities.
www.spectrumcreativearts.org
[email protected] arts.org
3300 Monroe Avenue, Rochester, NY 14618
(585)383-1999
Contact: Megan Resig


VisitRochester
www.visitrochester.com
[email protected]
45 East Avenue, Suite 400, Rochester, NY 14604-2294
(585) 546-3070, (800) 677-7282, (585) 232-4822 fax, (585) 546-8484 TTY

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Higher Education

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Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester
Recognised as one of the world's finest music schools.
www.rochester.edu/Eastman
[email protected]
26 Gibbs Street, Rochester, NY 14604
(585) 274-1060 Collegiate admissions
(585) 274-1088 fax

Historic Brighton
Historic Brighton founded in 1999, is a private, not-for-profit organization, dedicated to celebrating Brighton's rich history and bringing that history to the community through programs, publications and research. The community is welcome to join Historic Brighton and share in this mission.
www.HistoricBrighton.org
[email protected]
P.O. Box 18525, Rochester, NY 14618


Monroe Community College
The Visual and Performing Arts Department offers courses of study in Advertising and Commercial Illustration, Communication Arts, Computer Graphics, Fine Arts, Graphic Arts, Interior Design, Music, Photography, Theatre, Sculpture, Painting, Radio and Television.
www.monroecc.edu
1000 East Henrietta Road, Rochester, NY 14623
(585) 292-2009, (585) 427-2749 fax

Nazareth College Arts Center
Provides the community with brilliant performances of dance, theater, music, ethnic and children's fare during its season presented September to May.
www.naz.edu/dept/artscenter
4245 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14618-3790
(585) 389-2175, (585) 389-2182 fax

Roberts Weslyan College Cultural Life Center
Offering the community – of all ages – a full and diverse season of dance, theater, and vocal and instrumental music performed by international, national, and collegiate artists. The performance season runs from September to May. Many performances are offered free of charge.
Website: www.roberts.edu/clc
Twitter: https://twitter.com/CLCRoberts
Facebook: http://goo.gl/fTxSb
2301 Westside Drive, Rochester, NY 14624-1997
(585) 594-6008; Toll Free (888) 222-1048

Rochester Institute of Technology
College of Imaging Arts & Science

Offers undergraduate and graduate degrees from six schools: School of Design, School of Film and Animation, School of Photographic Arts & Sciences, School for American Crafts, School of Art, and the School of Printing Management and Sciences; has approximately 2,500 students served by 100 faculty members.
www.rit.edu
55 Lomb Memorial Drive, Rochester, NY 14623
(585) 475-2738, (585) 475-7279 fax

The Collge at Brockport, State University of New York, School of The Arts, Humanities & Social Science
The departments of the School of The Arts, Humanities & Social Science work closely with students to produce dance, music and theater performances; exhibit art; broadcast from campus television and radio studios; and interns and students teach dance throughout the state.
www.brockport.edu/Finearts
215 Faculty Office Building, Brockport, NY 14420
(585) 395-2350, (585) 395-2585 fax

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200 Ridge Road West Suite 214
Rochester, NY 14615
(585) 473-4000