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Introducing April’s Student of the Month: Dalton Letta!

Spectrum is very excited to feature Dalton Letta as April 2017's student of the month. Dalton has been performing since 2006, when he first appeared as the reporter Phineous Trout in a production of Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory. He's drawn to performing not by the spotlight, but by the opportunity to express himself. [...]

By | April 12th, 2017|Music, Music Therapy, Student Spotlight, Theater, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Registration is now OPEN for summer camp: Creative Crusaders … and the lost arts!

It may not feel like it, but summer is just around the corner, and that means.....Summer camp! Kids ages 8-11 are invited to join us for a one-of-a-kind camp experience combining music, art, theatre, and adventure! Hosted in partnership with the Rochester Brainery, this camp is sure to be the highlight of your child's summer activities! [...]

By | March 7th, 2017|Art, Events, Music, Theater|0 Comments

Calling all songwriters: let’s collaborate! Submissions are OPEN for the 2017 Songwriters Showcase

It's that time of year again -- songwriting time! Alright, alright, we write songs year round, but now WE want to help YOU turn your original tunes into fully developed musical pieces to be performed by one of Spectrum's own in-house bands. Our objective is to work closely with beginning - intermediate level songwriters to transform [...]

By | March 3rd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Autism & Artistry

Spectrum Creative Arts, and the Autism Council of Rochester, are excited to announce our first Autism & Artistry event.  We are calling inviting local performers and artists on the autism spectrum to participate in this formal showcase.  The event will feature individual artwork and musical performances.  Autism & Artistry will be held on Thursday, April 6th [...]

  • Congrats to Will M. for being named March's Student of the Month at Spectrum Creative Arts!

Introducing March’s Student of the Month: Will McNamara!

This month, Spectrum is excited to shine our spotlight on drum student Will M. Will studies drums under instructor Adam Lopez here at Spectrum. With just four months of experience behind a drum set under his belt, he already plays like a seasoned pro. Here’s Will rocking out to AC/DC’s ‘Back in Black’ with Adam [...]

By | March 1st, 2017|Student Spotlight|0 Comments

Meet Our New Marketing and Services Coordinator!

We are SO thrilled to announce that Emily Putnam will be taking on the brand new position of "Marketing and Services Coordinator" here at Spectrum! As part her role, Emily will be overseeing student registration, communicating with caregivers about changes in services, and just generally making sure that every student is placed in a setting that [...]

By | February 15th, 2017|Art, Music, Music Therapy, News|0 Comments

Announcing: 2017 Rochester Eco-Art Challenge, Call for Artwork!

Over the past two years, Spectrum Creative Arts has hosted a community-wide "Eco-Art Challenge" - an innovative art event designed to inspire the local community to look at recycling and sustainability through a creative lens. The premise of the challenge is simple - each year we choose a material that is typically discarded and challenge [...]

By | January 24th, 2017|Art, Eco-Art Challenge|0 Comments

Bridging The Gap with Intergenerational Music Programming

Intergenerational Programming is becoming increasingly popular, and benefits are being seen in increasing social engagement and quality of life. These dynamic social experiences include any structured activity simultaneously involving persons from two [or more] different generations. Here at Spectrum, we love seeing how music and art bring people of all ages and abilities together, and [...]

By | January 10th, 2017|Blog, Music Therapy, Video|0 Comments

Batik Dye: An Ancient Art Form at Spectrum Creative Arts

Olena Lylak has been batiking since she was three years old. The daughter of post-WWII displaced Ukrainians, Olena grew up in England where she began her lifelong study of batik dyeing. “It’s an ancient art form,” says Olena, whose love for batik stems from her Ukrainian heritage. Batik (pronounced BAH-TEEK) is a form of fabric [...]

By | December 8th, 2016|Art, Class Blast|0 Comments

On Gratitude, the Arts, and Building Relationships

With the holiday season ahead of us we've been spending a lot of time thinking about the theme of togetherness and our role as artists, musicians, therapists, and teachers in bringing the community together through the creative arts. We've had the pleasure of connecting with so many students, families, and community leaders over the past [...]

By | November 21st, 2016|Art, Blog, Music, Music Therapy|0 Comments