Answered By: Matthew Best
Last Updated: May 04, 2022     Views: 6

Yes, ECC has an official Alma Mater school song. A copy of the sheet music is available in the College Archives located at our North Campus. Related documents and a scan of the original sheet music are attached to this answer. The Alma Mater for Erie County Technical Institute (later known as Erie Community College) was composed in 1957. Professor Constance Eve of the Communication Skills (English) Department suggested to her class of Dental Hygiene Students that the College needed an Alma Mater. The students, composed the lyrics. The lyrics were set to the music entitled Gaudeamus Igitur. This is a German student song and used by Johannes Brahms in his Academic Festival Overture.

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