Bradley Wingert Cantio Sacra Choral Ensemble Director
Ph.D. (ABD), Music Education, SUNY at Buffalo
M.M. (in progress), Harpsichord Performance, SUNY at Buffalo
Ed.M., Music & Music Education, SUNY at Buffalo
B.A., Canisius College
A.S., Music, Niagara County Community College
Certificate, Gregorian Chant, Pontificio Istituto di Musica Sacra
Brad is the director of Canisius College’s choral ensemble Cantio Sacra. In addition to being on faculty at Canisius, Brad is the music coordinator at Niagara County Community College (NCCC) where he teaches courses in music history, music appreciation, foundations of music theory, and directs the college choir, and is director of music at St. Timothy’s Church in Tonawanda, NY. He has been employed as a church musician in the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo since 2001.
In his career as an educator, he has been teaching at NCCC since 2008 where he has instituted a Music Play class for children in the Child Development Center, and is co-creator of the NCCC Film Series. In August of 2014 he was appointed to music department coordinator. He has taught graduate level music history at The State University of New York at Buffalo, presented on music theory and history pedagogy to graduate music education students, and has been assistant rehearsal conductor and accompanist for the University at Buffalo Chorus. Brad taught Pre-K to 8th grade music at the former North Tonawanda Catholic School, was long-term music substitute at the Catholic Academy of Niagara Falls, and has conducted research as a doctoral intern at Harry F. Abate Elementary School in the Niagara Falls City School District. His research interests include music history pedagogy, and choral music education.
Brad holds a certificate in Gregorian Chant from the Pontificio Istituto di Musica Sacra in Rome, Italy; an A.S. in music (with distinction) from Niagara County Community College; a B.A. in music history from Canisius College where he studied organ with Roland E. Martin; graduate studies in music at St. Joseph’s College in Rensselear, Indiana where he studied organ with Mary Jane Wagner; a master’s degree in music and music education from SUNY at Buffalo where he also studied harpsichord performance; and is a doctoral candidate in music education at the State University of New York at Buffalo.