Welcome to Washington Middle School General Music and Chorus Page!

Phone: 716-483-4413


Degrees and Certifications:

NYS Certification in Music PK-12

Ms. Marie Karbacka

Hello, everyone, my name is Ms. Karbacka and I am part of the Washington Middle School faculty.  I teach general music grades 5-8, as well as two choirs: the 5th and 6th Grade Chorus and the 7th and 8th Grade Chorus.  I also am the faculty advisor for the Washington Middle School Drama Club and the director of the Washington Middle School Musical.  I received my masters degree from the State University of New York at Fredonia with a concentration in Music Education, Voice.  I received a bachelors degree in Music Performance, Voice and a post baccalaureate degree in Music Education from Mercyhurst University.  I grew up in Jamestown, NY and went to C. C. Ring Elementary School, Washington Middle School and Jamestown High School.  Throughout my time in the Jamestown Public Schools, I participated in the music program and feel very proud of our music department here in Jamestown.  I am a classically trained vocalist, and I play violin and French horn.  I love performing and all the performance opportunties music grants students.  I have been in many productions of musicals and operas throughout my high school and college career.   

"Music speaks what cannot be expressed, soothes the mind and gives it rest, heals the heart and makes it whole."  Music is an amazing experience for students with incredible opportunities for all!