Bradley Wingert Cantio Sacra Choral Ensemble Director

Bradley Wingert

Ph.D. (ABD), SUNY at Buffalo
B.A., Canisius College
A.S., Niagara County Community College
Certificate in Gregorian Chant Studies, Pontificio Istituto di Musica Sacra

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; and graduate studies in music at St. Joseph’s College in Rensselear, Indiana where he studied organ with Sr. Mary Jane Wagner. In addition to being on staff at Canisius College, Brad is an instructor of music at Niagara County Community College, where he teachers courses in music history, aural skills, and performance. He is director of music at both St. Vincent de Paul Parish and St. Raphael Parish in Niagara Falls, and has been employed as a church musician in the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo since 2001.

In his career as an educator, he taught PreK-8 music at the former North Tonawanda Catholic School, was a long-term music substitute teacher at the Catholic Academy of Niagara Falls, has conducted research as a doctoral intern at Harry F. Abate Elementary School of Niagara Falls, and has lectured at the University at Buffalo. Brad’s research interest focuses on reform of undergraduate music pedagogy through development of an engaging, challenging, and creative atmosphere for learning music