Sound ExChange has a strong interest in piloting projects centered around music teaching and learning.

Since its inception, Sound ExChange has presented educational concerts to schools and community organizations across Rochester. Most recently, Sound ExChange launched a residency with ROCmusic for the 2014-2015 school year.


The organization’s previous semester-long residency at Helendale Road Primary School was featured in a workshop and paper presentation at the Research in Music Education conference in London (April 2015). Participants of the residency recently won Yale Distinguished Music Educator awards and were invited to the the 2015 Symposium on Music in Schools.


Educational partnerships are guided by the following goals:


To expose students to a high level of musicianship through a variety of performing ensembles,


To expose students to a wide variety of genres and styles of music conducive to group and individual performance,


To aid in the development of students’ musicianship in order to enrich their classroom experience,


To help transform the student’s musical interest into intrinsic motivation and sustainable curiosity so he or she will become a lifelong explorer of music,


To serve as an extension and enhancement of the classroom teacher’s curriculum, and


To provide a structure for outreach presentations that maximizes educational impact and music learning.