Upcoming Events


A Taste of Friendship

Join Friends of SOTA Board Members for an evening of wine, cheese, desserts and coffee at a fundraiser to benefit School of the Arts students.  All proceeds raised go towards increasing opportunity for SOTA students through activities and programs underwritten by Friends of SOTA.

Date:  November 23, 2019
Time:  6:30PM – 9:30PM
Location:  341 Canterbury Road, Rochester, NY  14607 – Home of former Friends of SOTA Board President, Nan Elliott.

Admission to this Fundraiser is a free; donations are suggested and greatly appreciated.

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!


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

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