Introducing our newest music therapy intern: Andrea Schaertel

Spectrum Creative Arts is excited to welcome our newest music therapy intern Andrea Schaertel to our team! A native of Webster, NY, Andrea grew up with a firsthand look at developmental disability. Andrea’s older brother has down syndrome, which contributed to her decision to pursue a career working closely with individuals with developmental disabilities. [...]

By | 2017-09-19T16:53:20+00:00 September 19th, 2017|Blog, Featured Teacher, Music Therapy, Staff Share|0 Comments

Q&A with June featured artist: Jonathan Schnapp

"I think of each painting as a single picture from a larger story." Spectrum is thrilled to host Rochester artist Jonathan Schnapp's whimsical curiosity-piquing paintings in our lobby throughout the month. We recently had a chance to ask Jonathan a few questions about his work and his artistic journey. Learn a bit about Jonathan by [...]

By | 2017-06-20T17:54:27+00:00 June 20th, 2017|Art, Art Gallery, Blog, Featured Artist, News|0 Comments

Director Wade Richards nominated for international award

April 26, 2017 Spectrum is very proud to share that director and board-certified music therapist Wade Richards has recently been nominated by the ANCA (Autistic Network for Community Achievement) for an International Naturally Autistic People Award in the "Community Mentor" category! The 8th annual award ceremony will be held in Vancouver, BC, Canada as part [...]

By | 2017-04-26T22:15:40+00:00 April 26th, 2017|Blog, 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 [...]

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 | 2017-03-15T18:50:18+00:00 January 10th, 2017|Blog, Music Therapy, Video|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 | 2017-03-15T18:50:18+00:00 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 | 2017-03-15T18:50:18+00:00 November 14th, 2016|Art, Blog, Featured Artist|0 Comments

Registration is OPEN for Spring 2016

Spectrum Creative Arts is thrilled to announce that registration is open for the 2016 Spring Semester! We've just released our 2016 Spring catalog, which lists all of the classes for the upcoming semester. We'll be continuing with some community favorites as well as introducing quite a few new courses this semester. A few highlights: Do [...]

By | 2017-03-15T18:50:19+00:00 March 8th, 2016|Art, Blog, Music, Music Therapy, News, Theater|0 Comments
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!