For Musicians

Gateways Music Festival aims to be a valued resource for all classical musicians of African descent.  The Festival maintains a growing database of more than 700 musicians and invites up to 125 musicians to play in more than 50 solo, chamber and orchestra performances over six days.

For Audiences

All Gateways Music Festival events are free and open to the public.  Gateways musicians present more than 50 performances in concert halls and community venues throughout the Rochester area, reaching a combined audience of more than 7,500.

Donate Today!

A mostly volunteer-run and -led organization, Gateways Music Festival relies upon your contributions to pay for musicians’ honoraria, travel, meals, lodging, youth programs, venue rental and more.  We are grateful for your support!