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 January 26, 2018

33rd Annual WNY Conference Day for Music Educators


Friday, January 26, 2018

Buffalo Niagara Convention Center


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


Headliner and Keynote Speaker:


Scott Rush - Director of Fine and Performing Arts for the

Dorchester Two School District in South Carolina

Courtesy of GIA Publishing Co.

“Habits of a Significant Music Educator”


Concert hour:





Scott RushGIA Publishing Co.

“Habits of a Successful Band Director”

“Habits of a Successful Wind Ensemble”

David Pope – Manatee High School, Florida – Alfred Publishing Co.

Programming for Orchestra - “Outside the Box”

Dr. Timothy Perry – Harpur College, SUNY Binghamton

“Clarinet Master Class” and “Conducting Session”

Dr. Jill Reese, – SUNY Fredonia

“Strummin’ My Four-String” – Ukulele Session

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

Paul Siekierski – Lake Shore Central

MusicFirst and Soundation – Tech Session”

“Using Google Apps in the Music Classroom”

Larry Dubill – Hamburg Central

“Percussion Session”

Cindy Ripley – GIA Publications

“What Do You Mean I’m Directing the Musical?”

Jill Neuhaus – Kenmore Tonawanda UFSD

“Breezin Thru Music Theory”

Robin Parkinson & Jeff Dabbelt – Buffalo Philharmonic – Music Education

Donna Kerr, Holly Grant, Jennifer Fitzery – Shea’s Performing Arts

“Shea’s Educational Offerings”

Keep checking ecmea.org for updates!


Buffalo Musicians Association Local 92 again will present

music during the delicious sit-down lunch!


Register online at SoloChair.com