Open to everyone in the community, Hoff-Barthelson Music School serves as a center where students of all ages can develop a sustained interest in music. The School's educational approach centers on quality individualized instruction in both jazz and classical music, and a performance program that affords numerous opportunities for students to perform as soloists and in ensembles. Community members eager to attend excellent musical performances within Westchester are welcome to attend the dozens of high caliber recitals and concerts presented each year at Hoff-Barthelson Music School. The HB Artist Series, the Faculty in Performance, features chamber music and solo recitals by some of the best known performers in the New York area who are also on the School faculty roster. The high school level Festival Orchestra, considered by the New York State Council on the Arts to be one of the best community music school orchestras in the country, performs five times each year with world-renowned soloists, and presents a range of works from the Baroque through the Contemporary masters. The Jazz Department invites jazz students from outside the school to jam with its faculty and students at the annual JazzJam Workshop. The Hoff-Barthelson Music School has achieved national recognition as a premier community music school for its unsurpassed leadership in education, performance and outreach. Since its establishment in 1944, the School has become one of Westchester County's most cherished and active cultural resources.
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