Through its workshops that include structured group improvisations as well as side-by-side performances,
fivebyfive aims to spark young people’s unlimited creative potential.

Exposing students to music they might not seek out on their own is such an important obligation to us as music teachers.  fivebyfive’s performance and presentation was warm hearted and nurturing, presented by masterful artists who are also clearly committed to music education.  They presented with just the right rapport, one that made students feel comfortable with exploring contemporary music performance and left them pondering the thought that they could be doing this on their own. 
— Greg Kane, HS Instrumental Music/ K-12 Curriculum Area Lead Teacher, Canandaigua Academy

Our educational programs feature original new and contemporary music composed for our instrumentation of flute, clarinet, electric guitar, bass and piano. We also select arrangements of other pieces as well as those that utilize open instrumentation so we may have a more flexible space to explore creativity. We enjoy collaborating to work towards creating programs that are as relevant as possible to our audiences.



Marc Webster

We are fortunate to work with Rochester-based composer and sound engineer
Marc Webster on new works for fivebyfive
and student musicians.


I was blown away by how deep and meaningful this workshop was, even for my younger musicians. It encouraged them to experiment musically without the constricts of notation. My students enjoyed themselves immensely, and have become stronger, more confident musicians because of it. Thank you fivebyfive!
— Rebecca Fox, East High School Band Director

Educational Program Resume

Allendale Columbia School, Rochester NY

Calkins Road Middle School, Pittsford NY

Canandaigua Academy, Canandaigua NY

East High School, Rochester NY

Edison Career and Technical High School, Rochester NY

School of the Arts (SOTA), Rochester NY

School No. 3, Rochester NY

SUNY Brockport, Brockport NY

Twelve Corners Middle School, Brighton NY

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