ERIE COUNTY Music Educators Association

"The arts are an essential element of education...[they] unlock profound human understanding and accomplishment." —W. Bennett

ECMEA Conference Day February 1, 2019

34th Annual WNY Conference Day for Music Educators


Friday, February 1, 2019

Buffalo Niagara Convention Center


John Hasselback, Jr. Quartet – Pre-Conference Music during Registration & Coffee


Headliner and Keynote Speaker:




 Concert hour:


Houghton College Choir

Dr. Daniel Black – Assistant Professor of Vocal Music and Conducting – Director


Nazareth College Saxophone Ensemble

Dr. Chisato Eda Marling – Professor of Saxophone – Director




Dr. Chisato Eda Marling – Nazareth College

“Saxophone Techniques Session”

Dr. Jill Reese, – SUNY Fredonia

“Strummin’ My Four-String – Part II” – Ukulele Session

“Do You Hear What I Hear – Part II” – Elementary Listening Techniques Session

Jennifer Davis – Chautaqua Lake Central

“Something Old, Something New:

A Look Inside the New York State Arts Standards”

Sheryl Hadeka – Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra

“French Horn Techniques”

Amy Glidden – Associate Concertmaster, Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra

“String Techniques”

Robin Parkinson – Jaman Dunn - Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra

“A Conversation with Jaman Dunn – BPO’s Newest Conductor”

Danielle Rodgers – Williamsville Central

"Successful NYSSMA Vocal Sight-Reading"

Laura Jay – Kenmore-Tonawanda UFSD

“Using “Soundtrap” in the Special Ed Music Classroom”

Peggy Scalzo – Buffalo Free-Lance Percussionist

“Setting up for Success – Drum Set Arrangement & the Student Musician”

Jill Neuhaus – Ken-Ton UFSD & Keith Ersing – West Seneca Central

“Vocal Jazz Auditions Workshop”

Jaime Pitnell – B.A.V.P.A.

“Band Literature: A Catalog of Repertoire for Every Level”

Kevin Mead – Churchville Central - retired

“Technology Sessions – Smart Music, Finale”

Paul Siekierski – Lake Shore Central

“’Seesaw’ for the Music Classroom”


More to come of course…please check back here often!

 Luncheon Music – “Taylor Made Jazz” - Courtesy of Buffalo Musicians Association Local 92