In March 2009, an editorial appeared in the Democrat and Chronicle authored by local musician, Karl LaPorta. He wrote about his vision to have a place in the city where local musicians and their accomplishments could be honored. A place where Rochester’s proud musical history could be celebrated and put on display.
Based on the overwhelmingly positive reaction to his editorial, Karl quickly assembled an eclectic group of supporters, each bringing a different set of skills and a unique perspective to the table including: a prominent local politician, members of the media, business people and of course, musicians. With their help, in less than two years, Karl’s vision has become a virtual reality.
The Rochester Music Hall of Fame (RMHF) is a non profit organization currently awaiting its 501(c)(3) status.
The area of our interest is the Greater Rochester Region which encompasses the following counties: Monroe, Orleans, Genesee, Wyoming, Livingston, Ontario, Yates, Seneca and Wayne.