2015 Fall Catalog
  Check out our brand new Fall catalog for a complete listing of our classes and programs for kids, teens, and adults. Register is open until Labor Day!

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 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 dyeing using […]

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

Interview with November Featured Artist: Cal Rubright

If you’ve been in our lobby over the past few months, chances are you’ve noticed some pretty awesome artwork adorning the walls! Each month we’ve been displaying the work of a local artist for our new “Featured Artist” series. It’s been so wonderful to get to know so many talented members of our community! This month we are featuring the […]

By |November 14th, 2016|Art, Blog, Featured Artist|0 Comments

Interview with October Featured Artist: Talia Gonzalez

If you’ve been in our lobby over the past few months, chances are you’ve noticed some pretty awesome artwork adorning the walls! Each month we’ve been displaying the work of a local artist for our new “Featured Artist” series. It’s been so wonderful to get to know so many talented members of our community! This month we are featuring the […]

By |October 13th, 2016|Art, Featured Artist|0 Comments

Job Opening: Piano/Vocal Instructor

By |July 30th, 2016|Job Opening|0 Comments

Class Blast: Jamband

We’re back with a long overdue “Class Blast” feature where we showcase some of our current programming here at Spectrum! This month, we’re thrilled to feature two performances by our Jamband group – an adaptive ensemble experience focusing on developing instrumental skills by exploring pop and rock music.

Currently, our Jamband group runs from September until […]

By |June 22nd, 2016|Class Blast, Music, Music Therapy|0 Comments

Spotlight on Vocal Technique: A Warm-Up for Reaching Those High Notes!

This month’s video is for all you vocalists out there! One of the questions our voice teachers get all the time is “how can I reach those high notes in a song”. In this short video, vocal instructor and Theatre Department Chair Alec Powell uses the song “My Junk” from the musical “Spring Awakening” to […]

By |June 8th, 2016|Staff Share|0 Comments