Lockport New York Music
Welcome to Windsor Village on the historic Erie Canal, and if you are a local in Buffalo or western New York, you will be in the heart of Lockport, NY, where one of the largest and liveliest music festivals in the world takes place.
The Lockport Erie Canal Museum is the only surviving museum of the lock overpass in the United States and houses the largest collection of historic artifacts from the Erie canal system in the world. The 17,500 square meter building, whose brand image is inspired by the New York transport system, houses the largest exhibition of its kind in North America, with more than 1,000 artifacts.
It is a complex building that tells the story of Niagara County, and it is the only museum of its kind in the United States. The Lockport Erie Canal Museum, on the west side of the lock flyover, opposite the P-202, shows the flight of two locks built in Lockports, one for the Erie canal system and the other for the Niagara Falls. A map of Erie County that ended on September 30, 1911, by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
He teaches drums at UB and SUNY Fredonia and holds a bachelor's degree in music education from the University of Buffalo and a master's degree in music from Syracuse University. He has been a member of the New York State Chorale Orchestra, the Erie County Symphony Orchestra and the Niagara Falls Symphony.
D.C. Nichols has also served as a clinician and adjudicator for the school band and has conducted and performed with the Erie County Chorale Orchestra and the Niagara Falls Symphony Orchestra. His music was performed by a diverse group of musicians, including musicians from the New York State Choral Chorus, Buffalo Chorsa Orchestra and other local choirs. A current CD with his music includes a performance of his original music by the Rochester Choir of the UB School of Music. The CD contains many of our choir's favourite songs, including the love we grew up with here, as well as songs from our past, present and future.
Chief Conductor Matthew Ells is a member of the Erie County Chorale Orchestra and the Niagara Falls Symphony Orchestra. The Golden Rule, retired from Niagara Wheatfield, is Senior Music Director at Lewiston-Porter Central Schools, where he leads the orchestra, choir, school band and music department.
The group, which includes members of the Lewiston-Porter Central School Chorale and the Niagara Falls Symphony Orchestra, was featured in the annual concert series of the New York State Choral Music Association. In Buffalo, the choir has welcomed internationally renowned choral composers and performed with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and Buffalo City Opera Orchestra. The choir also performs at the annual Buffalo Music Festival and other events in Buffalo and Rochester. It features the Erie County Chorales, Buffalo Symphony, Niagara County Chorset, Rochester Chorus and Niagara City Orchestra, the Rockland County Choir and a number of local choirs.
In addition to her education, Christine enjoys playing the violin in a number of community orchestras, including the Lewiston-Porter Central School Chorale, the Rockland County Choir and the Rochester Chorus. Matthew studied conducting with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and Buffalo City Opera Orchestra and performed at the New York State Choral Music Association's annual concert series. He has participated in world-class music and arts programs that have given students from the West Seneca District the opportunity to perform at the annual Buffalo Music Festival and other events in Buffalo, Rochester and Niagara Falls.
Ms. Reed earned her bachelor's and master's degrees in music education from the State University of New York at Fredonia. Ms. Dray holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the Rochester Institute of Technology and a Master of Music Education degree. She studied with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, the Rockland County Choir and the Rochester City Opera Orchestra, and has also held positions with the Lewiston-Porter Central School Chorale and the Lewistown High School Orchestra. For the past four years, she has studied at the University at Buffalo's School of the Arts and studied and conducted the wind orchestra.
During her time with Solvay, her vocal jazz ensemble has worked with a number of well-known artists from the jazz and classical world. She has also performed pieces with choirs, pianos and brass, and her August Wind of Promise premiered in 2005. In addition to her vocal training and directing the school's musicals, she taught voice and music at Lewiston-Porter Central School and Lewistown High School. Here she established one of the last remaining vocal jazz programs in New York State and established the first vocal and jazz program at high school, each lasting two years.
In 2002, Burritt founded Vocalis, a vocal jazz ensemble of dedicated professionals based in Buffalo, New York. Building on the success of his tour of England, he has hosted internationally renowned choral composers in his home state and has revived his work with the Middleport Community Choir. In 2009, he premiered "Singing for the Lord," a piece for choir commissioned by the First Universalist Church of Middleports, N.Y., to mark its 10th anniversary.