Ms. Giambrone has been Conductor/Music Director of the Buffalo Choral Arts Society (BCAS) since March of 1987.After being given permanent conductor/music director status in September of 1987, BCAS has gone on to grow musically and artistically under her guidance. Highlights of her tenure with BCAS include three European Tours, and a July 2009 concert tour to Quebec City. Appearances with many local artistic organizations including the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, premiers of choral works by local composers, and performances with guest conductors including, Andre J. Thomas and Peter Bagley, illustrate Ms. Giambrone's musical signature as artistic leader of BCAS. A special highlight took place in January 2006, as BCAS performed "Mass of the Children", under the baton of its composer, John Rutter, in New York City's Carnegie Hall.
Under the banner of BCAS, and as an advocate of young performers, Ms. Giambrone inaugurated the High School Choral Symposium for Conductors and Singers as a forum for the most talented young musicians. She also established BCA'Singers', a smaller ensemble from within the membership of BCAS. This highly acclaimed ensemble boasts performing for the ECMEA Conference Day, and the NYSSMA Summer Conference among its growing credits. With recent appearances throughout Western New York, BCA'Singers' focuses well-deserved positive attention on the choral arts community.
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 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 and guest conducting duties, Ms. Giambrone is a supervisor of student teachers at the State University College at Fredonia. Additionally, she serves as an adjunct teacher at Houghton College where she supervises student teachers and teaches Secondary Vocal and Choral Methods to music education undergraduates.
Ms. Giambrone has dedicated her entire teaching and conducting career working with the amateur chorus whose membership encompasses those singers who sing "for the love of it". In addition to public school teaching, she has devoted much of her energies to the adult community choral singer who brings an enviable passion and unique spirit to each performance.