Upcoming Events

Fall Meet & Greet

Date: Thursday, September 20th, 2018
Time: 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Location: 5 Roosevelt Street, Rochester, NY 14620

  • All are invited to the Friends of SOTA Meet-and-Greet Informational Meeting!
  • Meet the 2018-19 Board members
  • See what we have planned for the school year
  • Learn how Friends of SOTA can benefit your child’s experience at School of the Arts
  • Find out how to become more involved in Friends of SOTA
  • Light refreshments will be served

A Taste of Friendship

Date: Saturday, October 20th, 2018
Time: 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Location: 251 Berkeley Street, Rochester, NY 14607

A Taste of Friendship is an elegant wine tasting event hosted at the home of one of our Board Members each year. Our members look forward to this annual fundraiser and it is well attended by Parents, Staff, Alumni, and supporters. A Taste of Friendship features Wine tastings, hors d’oeuvres, a silent auction, performances by SOTA staff, and more!

Tickets available here.


Class Acts! A SOTA Showcase & Fundraising Event

Date: Spring 2019
Location: TBA

Class Acts! is an exciting afternoon of theater, musical, vocal performances, and poetry readings by SOTA students, faculty, and alumnae, silent auctions, raffles, hors d’oeuvres, appetizers and more!


We ARE School of the Arts!

SOTA is the leader in public education for the Greater Rochester community. Chosen as one of America’s Best High Schools by Newsweek, The Daily Beast and US News & World Report, SOTA is a beacon of hope and source of pride for our city. For more than 30-years, it has been the top performing school in the Rochester City School District boasting the highest attendance and graduation rates and the lowest drop-out rate of any local urban secondary school. More than 90% of SOTA’s graduates further their education after graduation. SOTA’s mission is student success… academic, artistic and humanistic. Our arts-based educational philosophy melds the electricity of the creative arts and energy of academic learning together!

Learn more about SOTA and upcoming student performances at www.sotarochester.org.


Interested in learning more about Friends of SOTA?

Potential volunteers are welcome to attend any of our business meetings. Friends Board meetings are open to the public and held monthly per the schedule below. All meetings are held in the SOTA Main Office Conference Room from 6:30-8:00 pm. If you would like further information or want to let us know you plan to attend, please contact us.

Meeting Dates

View upcoming dates here