Music Director: Mr. Scott Chatfield
Scott Chatfield is a lifelong resident of Cornwall-on-Hudson, New York, and has always had a great love of music. He has been a private music educator for over a decade. Scott attended Cornwall Central High School where he was awarded the John Philip Sousa Band Award for superior musicianship and outstanding dedication. After high school, Scott attended the College of Saint Rose in Albany, New York, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in music education. Following his time at St. Rose, he graduated from SUNY Empire State College with a Master’s of Arts degree in Learning and Emerging Technologies. Throughout his years of teaching, he has worked with and inspired students of all ages to pursue their musical dreams.
When not in the classroom or studying music, Scott can be found out and about playing gigs, by himself or with one of his various bands, all across New York and beyond. He enjoys playing a multitude of different instruments including saxophone, clarinet, flute, trumpet, trombone, guitar, bass, piano/keyboard, melodic, synthesizer, Ewi, and more! Scott is excited to work with the students of CBA and to share his passion and love for music.
Meet Ms. Erin Shafranek, a seasoned performer with over 21 years of captivating audiences on stage. Her journey in the world of music began in choirs and evolved to include performances in musicals, operas, and plays. For the past 7 years, she has passionately shared her vocal expertise, teaching voice lessons across the nation, from Dallas to New York.
Erin earned her Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from Oklahoma State University, where her talent shone in a multitude of concerts, operas, and oratorios. She achieved her Master of Music in Opera Performance from the University of Houston, where she dazzled audiences with leading roles in English, Italian, and German operas. Her professional journey took flight as an Emerging Artist with Opera in the Ozarks.
With a deep appreciation for diverse musical genres, Erin's repertoire spans from the grandeur of opera to the allure of musical theatre, pop, and jazz. This summer, she embarks on a European tour with the prestigious choir, The New American Voices. Among her cherished roles are Meg March in Little Women, Cherubino in Le nozze di Figaro, and Hansel in Hansel and Gretel.
Thrilled to collaborate with the CBA team, Erin is eager to embark on a harmonious journey of making music together!