Sunburst Rocks Emerging Artists

Emerging Artists are young musicians on the rise, eager to hit the stage and perform. This program is for kids 8+ who have a few months of private lessons and basic fundamental skills on either guitar, bass, drums, keys or voice. The goal is for kids to use these new skills and work together as a band to put on an amazing show, and make giant personal strides in the process.


Each season (Fall, Spring, Summer) features a new set of songs centered around a certain genre, artist, album or time period with an end-of-season concert. Kids work on individual parts in private lessons and come together each week for a group band rehearsal. Rehearsals include warm-up activities that reinforce foundational skills, practicing songs together and creative activities like songwriting and recording.

Sunburst Rocks Emerging Artists is a 90 minute session once per week and year round program. It's appropriate for kids who have been playing for a few months and have reached a few ability milestones. Space is reserved each season for newcomers to join any month of the year and still have a role in the upcoming show. 


-Tue, 5-6:30pm, Thu 5-6:30pm

-90 minute sessions (4 sessions/month).



-Ages 8+

-A few months of private lessons on one instrument or graduation from Sunburst Rocks EXPLORE required, ask your instructor if your child is ready. 

Summer 2018 Theme - 15 Minutes of Fame

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“In the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes”
–Andy Warhol

This summer the Sunburst group programs will be exploring the theme “15 Minutes of Fame”. Students will work together with their instructors to determine what this theme means to them, and put together a smashing setlist for their end of season shows. Maybe it’s a set of all one hit wonders, or The Velvet Underground & Nico in its entirety, or all songs that mention the famous quote, the possibilities are almost endless.
The summer season 15 Minutes of Fame kicks off for Sunburst Rocks Main Stage, Sunburst Rocks Emerging Artists and the Suntones in the first week of June (Tuesday 6/5 and Thursday 6/7). After an awesome summer of creative music making, we’ll put it all together on stage at our end of season concert in the last week of August.

Contact us to get involved with Sunburst Rocks Emerging Artists!



Instrument Rental

Want to start taking lessons but don't yet have an instrument? We have tons in the studio available for you to use or rent!


Sunburst School of Music

5843 Forbes Avenue, Suite 201

Pittsburgh, PA 15217