Cliff Wilkins and his wife Kay Ellen have been directors of the Rochester Conservatory of Music for 25 years. In this oral history, recorded at the conservatory on Third Street in downtown Rochester on February 24, 2010, Cliff Wilkins shares stories about the conservatory's history, community involvement, and two generations of musicianship. Recorded by Cornelia Pokrzywa. Run time 8:11. listen now
Posted on 12/09/2010
/ People Wilkins Kay Ellen, Weber Andrew Lloyd, Sievers Tara, Chen Sharon
Dropps, Rachel and Surratt, Stanley
Daughter Rachel Dropps and father Stanley Surratt have worked together at the Silk Worm in downtown Rochester for over 15 years. Surratt purchased the store in 2001 and after 10 years are selling the store to new owners. Dropps and Surratt tell about the Silk Worm's history as well as some of their most treasured memories of the store.
Recorded by Danielle Sautter. Run time 25:43. listen now
Posted on 05/16/2011
/ People Posniak Fran, Parks Rosa, Eldredge Todd