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:


Lancaster High School Concert Choir

Gary Lee – Director


Wilmot Brass Quintet - www.wilmotbrass.com

Nazareth College Faculty Brass Quintet




Scott RushGIA Publishing Co.

“Habits of a Successful Band Director”

“Habits of a Successful Wind Ensemble”

Dr. David Pope – Elyria High School, Ohio  – 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

"Preparing Students Properly for Successful Percussion Solo Auditions"

Cindy Ripley – GIA Publications

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

Gary Stith - Houghton College

“Creative Rehearsal Techniques from Around the Country”

Christine Bailey Davis

“Flute Techniques Session”

Kathleen Bassett

“The Year of the Woman [Choral] Composer”

Jill Neuhaus – Kenmore Tonawanda UFSD

“Breezin Thru Music Theory”

Robin Parkinson & Heather Holden - BPO

 “Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and Music Education”

Sean Crawford – Community Music School

“Music Therapy – A Guide for Music Educators”

Wilmot Brass Quintet - Nazareth College

“Building a Brass Quintet in your School”

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

“Shea’s Educational Offerings”


The Buffalo Musicians Association Local 92, Jim Pace, President,  will present The Harry Graser Combo during the delicious sit-down lunch!


Register online at SoloChair.com