2019 BHS graduate recognized by music educators
The Genesee Wyoming Music Educators Association is honoring past scholarship winner Elise Hoerbelt, a trumpet player and a 2019 graduate of Batavia High School.
Here instructors through the years have included Dawn Mark, Jane Haggett, and Derek Reiss.
Her secondary instruments are voice, french horn, and violin.
She is attending Ithaca College and majoring in Music Education.
What are your favorite college/ high school music experiences?
My favorite music experience in my career so far has been my first concert at Ithaca College. It was amazing getting to play with so many talented musicians and it was the first concert of my college career.
What ensembles/performance opportunities do you aspire to be a part of?
Since I aspire to be a music educator, I would like to be the conductor of a band of students someday.
What is your favorite performance venue you have performed at?
My favorite performance venue was at Kodak Hall in the Eastman School of Music when I performed with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra in the Holiday Pops Chorus.
What are your main musical influences and/or role models?
My teachers and friends have been my main influences in my musical career.
What is your ultimate music goal or music dream?
My goal is to become a music educator and teach students about the power of music.