EIN 16-0768758

The Hochstein School

IRS 501(c) type
Num. employees
Year formed
Most recent tax filings
Since 1920, Hochstein School of Music and Dance has served as Rochester's community school of the arts welcoming and nurturing students of all ages, all levels of skill, and all background regardless of financial means.
Also known as...
The David Hochstein Memorial Music School; David Hochstein Memorial Music School
Total revenues
Total expenses
Total assets
Num. employees

Program areas at The Hochstein School

Music and Dance: 2,057 students aged infants to senior citizens were served in 36-week school year and 6-week summer sessions, taking weekly individual lessons, musicianship and dance classes, vocal and instrumental ensembles (chamber music, choirs, bands, jazz and rock combos, orchestras), to develop skills and knowledge in music and dance. Instruction took place either in person or virtually, as needed.
ROCmusic: 15 students in grades 1-12, all residents of the City of Rochester, were served by the ROCmusic afterschool program, a collaborative of The Hochstein School, Eastman School, Eastman Community Music School, City of Rochester, Rochester City School District, Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, and Gateways Music Festival. Due to the pandemic, instruction in strings and brass instruments as well as musicianship and ensembles was primarily provided virtually throughout the school year and during a short summer program. Hochstein serves as the fiscal agent for the ROCmusic collaborative.
Expressive Arts: 1,024 clients were served throughout 36-week school year and 6-week summer sessions onsite and 45 program weeks at community sites; students from preschool to senior citizen ages participated in weekly individual music, dance, and/or art therapy sessions and/or group sessions, to develop cognitive, physical, social, and emotional skills contributing to their independence and quality of life. Clients were served either in person or virtually, as needed.

Who funds The Hochstein School

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Rochester Area Community Foundation (RACF)For General Support$98,854
Fidelity Investments Charitable Gift FundFor Grant Recipient's Exempt Purposes$31,450
United Way of Greater Rochester and the Finger LakesCharitable Gift Fund$25,000
...and 19 more grants received totalling $345,805

Personnel at The Hochstein School

Gary PalmerAssistant Director and Dean / Dean of Students
Margaret QuackenbushPresident and Executive Director / President and Exec Dir.$120,459
Ayette JordanDirector of Development and Community Engagement
Dr. Dave ChisholmMusic Lab Director
Randy KempOperations Manager
...and 8 more key personnel

Financials for The Hochstein School

RevenuesFYE 06/2022
Total grants, contributions, etc.$2,083,542
Program services$1,820,802
Investment income and dividends$81,538
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$99,726
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$135,860
Net income from fundraising events$-8,190
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$100
Miscellaneous revenues$37,622
Total revenues$4,251,000

Form 990s for The Hochstein School

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2020-062021-02-26990View PDF
2019-062020-02-10990View PDF
2018-062019-03-15990View PDF
2017-062018-03-14990View PDF
2016-062017-03-02990View PDF
...and 6 more Form 990s
Data update history
May 6, 2023
Received grants
Identified 1 new grant, including a grant for $7,000 from Robert G Boehmler Community Foundation
July 11, 2022
Used new vendors
Identified 1 new vendor, including
July 10, 2022
Used new vendors
Identified 1 new vendor, including
April 5, 2022
Received grants
Identified 2 new grant, including a grant for $65,000 from Esl
October 3, 2021
Received grants
Identified 10 new grant, including a grant for $90,346 from Rochester Area Community Foundation (RACF)
Nonprofit Types
Arts, culture, and humanities nonprofitsPerforming arts organizationsPerforming arts centersBalletsCharities
EducationArts, cultural, and humanities
Fundraising eventsState / local levelReceives government fundingEndowed supportCommunity engagement / volunteeringProvides scholarshipsGala fundraisersTax deductible donations
General information
50 North Plymouth Ave
Rochester, NY 14614
Metro area
Rochester, NY
Monroe County, NY
Website URL
(585) 454-4596
Facebook page
IRS details
Fiscal year end
Taxreturn type
Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
A6E: Performing Arts Schools
NAICS code, primary
711120: Dance Companies
Parent/child status
Free account sign-up

Want updates when The Hochstein School has new information, or want to find more organizations like The Hochstein School?

Create free Cause IQ account