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The 2014 OMEA General Music Professional Day (formerly Workshop)
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Georgia Newlin, Presenter
Georgia Newlin, DMA, University of Hartford, MM MEd with Kodály emphasis, Holy Names College, vocal director and professor of Music Education, Adelphi University. Dr.  Newlin is a master teacher for Kodály levels programs and is called upon as a conductor for elementary, middle, and high school choral festivals. She has been a presenter for numerous music associations and conferences at local, state, national, and international levels specializing in musicianship education, choral conducting, vocal development, beginning part singing, and pedagogy through Kodály’s vision and philosophy. Georgia is Past President of the Organization of American Kodály Educators and is a member of the VoiceCare network.
Developing Musicianship with Young Singers Part I and II:
Where does musicianship begin?  Can musicianship be developed in students?  These sessions will examine the sequential development of partsinging skills in young singers in order to help students acquire the ability to sustain a given voice part in a multipart context. Georgia will take us through the spectrum of music literacy strategies & vocal development for the beginning singer, advancing to intermediate, and onto the choral setting. Purposefully teaching these techniques produces more singers who are able to fulfill their potential as selfsufficient musicians in a choral setting.

Choral Reading Session:
This workshop will help choral directors make the most of each rehearsal when preparing octavos for elementary and middle school that include mixed meters, interesting rhythms or unusual scales and modes. Choral repertoire lists, resource information, rehearsal planning guides, and a choral packet will be given to each participant. The preponderance of the session will be spent reading through and listening to recordings of this music in order to learn the most efficient teaching techniques and conducting gesture appropriate for each.
Elementary Performance Groups:
Inspirational elementary performances will be the culmination of this exciting day for General Music Teachers. The Barrington Taiko Group, Barrington Elementary in Upper Arlington, Ohio Directed by Angela Brooks & Deborah Graham-Gibson and the Lake Ridge Academy Orff Performance, North Ridgeville, Ohio Directed by Jennifer Shaw will definitely ignite some performance possibilities for your own students. We will come full circle with our focus on the voice by the final performance of the day by the premier of the OMEA ALL-STATE CHILDREN’S CHORUS, with students from all around our state Directed by Ann Usher.

The Barrington Taiko Group (Barrington Elementary in Upper Arlington, Ohio)
Directed by Angela Brooks & Deborah Graham-Gibson

Lake Ridge Academy Orff Performance (North Ridgeville, Ohio)
Directed by Jennifer Shaw

All-State Children's Chorus (Students from all around our state!)
Directed by Ann Usher

Professional Day Details

The 2014 General Music Professional Day
Saturday, October 18th – Capital University
Harry C. Moore Campus Center Pleasant Ridge Ave. Bexley, OH 43209
Dr. Georgia Newlin, Presenter

Presenter Session: Developing Musicianship with Young Singers (see description above)


8:30 - 9:00 - Packet Pick Up/Check In/Coffee – Entrance Table

- 11:30 - Dr. Georgia Newlin, Developing Musicianship with Young Singers I

11:45 -12:45 - Break and Lunch

12:45 - 3:15 -
Dr. Georgia Newlin, Developing Musicianship with Young Singers II

3:30 - 4:30 - Dr. Georgia Newlin, Choral Reading Session

4:30 - 4:45 - Pick up of CEU Certificates at Entrance Table

5:00 - Children’s Performances

As of 6/5/14 and subject to change

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Director of Adjudicated Event Materials and Awards (formerly AE Vendor)
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Dane Newlove recently retired following the 2012-13 school year after a thirty year career, the last twenty-seven as Director of Bands and Performing Arts Department Chair for the St. Marys City Schools. He previously was Band and Choir Director at the Edgerton Local Schools. He holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Bowling Green State University and a Masters Degree in Educational Administration from Wright State University. Dane currently teaches part time as percussion specialist for the Coldwater, New Bremen, and St. Marys school systems in West Central Ohio.

He is an active member of the Ohio Music Education Association, including two terms as President of District III, State Board member, High School Solo and Ensemble Chair, District Conference Chair, and Solo and Ensemble Adjudicator. He now serves the organization as the new Director of Adjudicated Event Materials and Awards. 

Dane resides in St. Marys with his wife Karen, a geometry teacher at Memorial High School. They are active in the Holy Rosary Catholic Church in St. Marys and have three grown children: Lindsey, Amanda, and Troy. 

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Music Assessment Workshop

Ohio Music Education Association
Music Assessment Workshop

Summer Session Three
Monday, August 4 - Wooster, Ohio
Scheide Music Center
525 E. University St.
Wooster, OH 44691 
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m
Registration deadline has passed

Dr. Steve Benham, music professor at Duquesne University, will present a one-day workshop on music assessment at two different sites across Ohio. Dr. Benham has done extensive research and advanced work in music assessment.  His assessment material and strategies will relate to the demands of the OTES process.  If you need help with assessment in music education, this workshop is for you!

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April/May TRIAD
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Click on the cover to view the electronic issue of TRIAD, the official journal of the Ohio Music Education Association!

OMEA members may access back issues of the electronic TRIAD in the member portal.

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NAfME Information