BATAVIA — This year’s Batavia City School District Musicians of Note — Jacqueline Siegel McLean, Class of 2002; Mark Hoerbelt, Class of 1986; Beth Ann Lambein Hooker, Class of 1963; Cindy Baldwin, retired Batavia music teacher who worked in the district from 1984 to 2011; and Lyle Mark, Class of 1938 — were honored tonight during a ceremony in the High School Auditorium.
Here’s a capsule look at the honorees:
Jacqueline Siegel McLean
McLean was choir director at the Newfield Central School District from 2006 to 2010 and has directed the choir at the Le Roy Central School District since 2010, and received the Golden Apple Award in 2018.
She has been Le Roy Musical Artistic Director of the district’s Stars of Tomorrow, award-winning musical program since 2010.
McLean is a proud music educator of several Conference All-State, Area All-State and All-County students since 2006.
Hoerbelt was a baritone in All-State Chorus in 1985 and was Area All-State Chorus and Orchestra in violin from 1983 to 1985. He has taught at Alexander Middle-High School since 2005.
Hoerbelt has been music minister at Resurrection Parish since 1999 and was Genesee Chorale conductor from 2000 to 2005.
Beth Ann Lambein Hooker
A 1967 graduate of the Julia E. Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam, with a bachelor of science in music education-voice major. She taught grades kindergarten through 12th grade vocal music at Oakfield-Alabama, Baldwinsville and Le Roy for 33 years, from 1967 to 2000.
She was a Methodist Church Youth and Sanctuary Choir director for 16 years. She directed/produced/appeared in 132 theatrical productions more than 54 years, from 1968 to 2022.
Cindy L. Baldwin
Baldwin was Batavia City School District music educator for 32 years, string teacher from 1984 to 2011. She was department chair from 2001 to 2011 and New York State Council of Administrators of Music Education (NYSCAME) president in 2006-07. In 2008 she was named the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra’s String Educator Of The Year in 2008.
Baldwin has been active performer since 1964.
Mark served in the US Navy during World War II and led the Mellville (R.I.) Naval Base Dance Band. He was music director for 27 years at Elba Central School, a 34-year member of the Genesee Symphony Orchestra and a member of the Batavia Concert Band for more than 50 years.
He was a private music instructor and mentor to area students and musicians.