A Christian College of the Liberal Arts & Sciences

Marcia A. Giambrone

Instructor of Music Education

Ms. Giambrone has been Conductor/Music Director of the Buffalo Choral Arts Society (BCAS) since March of 1987. Highlights of her tenure with BCAS include three European Tours, and a concert tour to Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. Recently, BCAS toured and performed in our nation's capital, and, after a rigorous audition process, BCAS was selected to sing an Evensong Service at the National Cathedral, and at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.  Ms. Giambrone and BCAS have made many appearances with local artistic organizations including the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, and have premiered choral works by local composers.  Performances with guest conductors including, Andre J. Thomas and Peter Bagley are highlights. Among the many accomplishments of BCAS, a performance of ‘Mass of the Children', under the baton of its composer, John Rutter, in New York City’s Carnegie Hall ranks among the most prestigious.
 
During her teaching career in West Seneca NY, Ms. Giambrone received numerous local and state awards and honors including Outstanding Choral Director (NYACDA), Choral Conductor of the Year (BPO/ECMC) and Educator of the Year.  Performing as an auditioned choral participant for several years under the direction of Robert Shaw, preeminent American choral conductor, in New York’s Carnegie Hall Choral Workshop for conductors and singers, is a highlight of Ms. Giambrone’s training.

Along with her workshop/clinician, adjudication, and guest conducting duties, Ms. Giambrone is on staff at Houghton College where she conducts the Women's Chorus and Kantorei, and teaches Secondary Vocal Methods.

Ms. Giambrone earned her B.F.A. and M.F.A. from SUNY Buffalo.

In her personal life, Ms. Giambrone's family and friends are most important to her. She also enjoys sports and is a season ticket holder of the Buffalo Bills, and very partial fan of the Buffalo Sabres