Our Featured Soloist:
From Meteorology to Music, Mary Beth Wrobel has passion. Since 1998, she has been a voice student at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, currently studying with Carrol Frangipane. Recently, she was awarded the Kennedy Vocal Scholarship at Eastman Community Music School.
Mary Beth has been a musician since the age of 7, playing classical piano and flute in addition to singing. She performed severals solo recitals at the Montante Cultural Center to benefit the Canisius College Piano fund and student volunteer trips to a Polish Orphanage. Moreover, she has appeared as a soloist with the Cheektowaga Symphony, Orchard Park Symphony, Amherst Chamber Orchestra and Boston Town Band. She was a soprano soloist in a Central European Concert with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra at the Eastman Theatre. She has soloed professionally for various organizations, including singing national anthems at sporting events. She is a former member of the Buffalo Schola Cantorum, the chorus for the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and has sung jingles for the television/radio commercial industry.
Mary Beth has been a certified on-air television and forensic meteorologist for more than 15 years. Moreover, she is most pleased to volunteer for charitable organizations including Hospice and the Alzheimers Foundation while helping Boy Scout and Girl Scout troops earn their weather merit badges. She has returned to her hometown of Buffalo after having worked as a meteorologist at top rated television stations in North Carolina, St. Louis and Rochester.