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:


Bud Beyer – Professor Emeritus in Theatre

Northwestern University

Courtesy of GIA Publishing Co.

“Between Mystery and Mystery”

‘The great circle of communication that ebbs and flows

between musician and score, between musician and musician,

and between musicians and their audience’


 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


Partial List of Presenters/Clinicians:


Bud BeyerGIA Publishing Co.

“Completing the Circle”

‘Considerations for the Community of Music from Mime and the Theatre’

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

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 Repertoire – Selecting the Appropriate Music for Your Goals”

Kevin Mead – Churchville Central - retired

“Technology Sessions – Smart Music, Finale”


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

 Luncheon Music Courtesy of Buffalo Musicians Association Local 92