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New Ways of Learning Music at Hochstein's Music Lab

Learning music is about more than playing the instrument or singing – students of all levels also often learn a little bit about music history and theory to round out their education.


Colin and Michael

On July 2nd, 2009, the StoryCorps Oral History project opened its mobile recording booth at Rundel Library, as part of the City of Rochester’s 175th Anniversary Celebration. For the next month, over two hundred Rochesterians recorded their stories, and we’ve hearing them over the last year during Morning Edition/All Things Considered.


Anthony and Michael Venturo

It’s Thursday, the day we hear stories that were recorded here in Rochester last summer by StoryCorps, the national oral history project. Today we hear from Anthony Venturo and his son Michael. Their visit to the mobile recording booth gave Anthony the chance to about what it was like to grow up during World War Two.


Lydia Timmons and Mary Graupman

When she was just 15 years old, Lydia Timmons left school to go to work full time, because the economic downturn had severely affected her mother and 9 brothers. That was in 1941.


John Reid and his son Thomas

John Reid was born in Christchurch, New Zealand, and has lived and worked all over the world. His son Thomas was born in Bangkok, and spent his early years in Bagladesh. Both men now live in New York State. When the StoryCorps Mobile Recording Booth came to Rochester last summer, Thomas took the opportunity to ask his father some very personal questions.


The Gamelan Lila Muni from the Eastman School of Music

Ellen Koskoff and Gamelan Lila Muni members Emerick and Jordan chat about and perform Balinese music with WXXI's Chris Van Hof.  Gamelan Lila Muni was the first group to perform on the 2010 Hochstein at High Falls concert series in downtown Rochester, NY.  WXXI is a partner in the presentation of this concert series.


Elizabeth Gocker and David Sliney

Elizabeth Gocker moved to Rochester with her husband Paul in 1946. When the StoryCorps oral history project came to Rochester last summer, she talked with her friend David Sliney about the transition to living in the Flower City.


Betty Miller and Cheryl Smith

Betty Miller just celebrated her one-hundred-first birthday at Valley Manor in Rochester. When the StoryCorps Mobile Recording Booth came to Rochester last summer, Betty shared some of her early memories with her friend Cheryl Smith.

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