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    Big changes are coming on September 1st!

2016 Professional Conference Registration
The 2016 OMEA Professional Development Conference will be held January 28-30, 2016 at the Duke Energy Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. 2,900 registered music educators attended our annual conference in 2015, with a total attendance of approximately 9,000 ranking it as one of the largest state conferences in the country!

Detailed information about sessions and performing ensembles will be posted in coming months, but you may reserve your hotel room and register for the event starting TODAY!

Mail In Registration

Online Registration

OMEA members register in the member portal. You may access the portal by clicking on the button below. Once logged into the portal, choose the "Professional Development Conference" menu option in the top right part of the screen.

Non-members should click the "Non-member Registration" button below to begin the registration process.
All-State Children's Chorus Information
Click the button below to download the information packet for children accepted into the 2016 All-State Children's Chorus. The packet contains:

  • Forms that must be completed and returned by September 1st
  • Emergency Medical Form
  • Regional Rehearsal Information
All students are required to attend three regional rehearsals prior to our January 28th event.  Students are encouraged to attend regional rehearsals in their own area but may elect to drive to a different region if there is a conflict.  Regional rehearsals are mandatory.  Please contact the chair and regional director if you need to change locations or have any questions. Music will be distributed at the first rehearsal.  

Northeast Region: 
Location for 12/5:  Chagrin Falls Intermediate School
Address for 12/5:   77 E. Washington Street, Chagrin Falls, Ohio 44022 (Enter from the parking lot on  Philomethian Street)
Location for 1/9 & 1/23:  Chagrin Falls High School
Address for 1/9 & 1/23: 400 East Washington Street, Chagrin Falls, Ohio 44022
Director:  Pat Haynish; 

Saturday, December 5, 2015, 9:00- 12:00, Chagrin Falls IS
Saturday, January 9, 2016, 9:00-12:00, Chagrin Falls HS
Saturday, January 23, 2016, 9:00-12:00, Chagrin Falls HS
East Central Region:
Location: The College of Wooster, Scheide Music Center - Gault Recital Hall
Address: 525 East University Street, Wooster, Ohio 44691
Director:  Suzanne Walters; 

Saturday, December 5, 2015, 9:00-12:00
Saturday, December 19, 2015, 9:00-12:00
Saturday, January 16, 2016, 9:00-12:00

Northwest Region: 
Location: Bowling Green High School
Address: 530 W. Poe Rd., Bowling Green, OH 43402
Director: Beth Vaughn; 
Saturday, December 5, 2015, 9:00-12:00
Saturday, December 12, 2015, 9:00-12:00
Saturday, January 9, 2016, 9:00-12:00
South Central Region:
Location: Conservatory of Music at Capital University (Crist Room)
Address:  1 College and Main, Columbus, OH  43209
Director:  Sandy Mathias; 
Saturday, December 12, 2016, 9:00-12:00
Saturday, January 16, 2016, 9:00-12:00
Saturday, January 23, 2016, 1:00-4:00 * please note afternoon time*

Southwest Region:
Location: Parkside Christian Church
Address: 6986 Salem Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45230
Director:  Stacey Moyer;

Saturday, January 9, 2016,  9:00-12:00
Saturday,  January 16, 2016,  9:00-12:00
Saturday, January 23, 2016, 9:00-12:00

Mail In Registration

Online Registration

Online Conference registration will be available soon!

Conference Exhibitor Information
Exhibiting information for Conference exhibitors is now available in the OMEA Business Portal!

The business portal allows new and returning exhibitors to enter and update their contact information and request specific booths to use at the 2016 OMEA Professional Development Conference.

2016 Conference Exhibit Hall Hours for Attendees:
Thursday Jan. 28 – 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Friday Jan. 29 – 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Saturday Jan. 30 – 9:00 am to 12:30 pm
2015 General Music Professional Day

2015 General Music Professional Day
Presenter: Jay Broeker

The Creative Curriculum: Getting Ready for the Year Ahead
BethAnn Hepburn, OMEA Event Chair

Hosted by the Ohio Music Education Association
Date: Saturday, August 29, 2015
Location: Henry Defer Intermediate School 1895 Annalane Dr. Streetsboro, OH 44241
Time: 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM with breaks, but no lunch

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Jay Broeker

Jay Broeker teaches general music at The Blake School in Hopkins, Minnesota. Mr. Broeker holds both Kodály and Orff Schulwerk certification, and works as a clinician and consultant for national, state, and local music education organizations in the areas of creativity, curriculum development, and effective teaching practice. During the summer, he is an instructor in music teacher education courses at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, and the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota. His commissioned choral works have been performed by national, regional, and state honor choirs and are published by Santa Barbara Music Publishing and by Boosey & Hawkes

The Creative Curriculum: Fostering Understanding Through Improvisation and Composition

Musical improvisation and composition are highly sophisticated forms of "knowing in action". They require that students integrate skills and understandings with a dynamic sense of "what works." For this reason, creative musical projects provide ideal opportunities for exploring the depth of a student's musical understanding. This workshop provides procedural models and sample materials with attention to sequential grade level examples for developing students' musical understanding through composition and improvisation experiences. We will examine a sequence of activities for eliciting students' creative responses and consider models for assessing the musical understanding inherent in each product or experience. Ohio Music Content standards will be linked to the model lessons done by Mr. Broeker throughout the day.

The pre-registration deadline has passed but there WILL be on-site registration available for this event.

Registration Information

Active Teacher: On-Site $45.00
Full-time College/University Student: On-Site $20.00
(Students to show student ID upon arrival on site)

Note: coffee/snacks provided. Free parking. Air-conditioned site.

April/May TRIAD
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Click the image above to access the latest issue of TRIAD!
Contributions to Music Education
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Contributions to Music Education is a refereed journal published by the Ohio Music Education Association. A primary purpose is to recognize and highlight the importance of social science research in guiding educational practice. The journal is a fully peer-reviewed publication focused on issues related to music teaching and learning in school contexts. With a history of over 40 years in print, CME has supported scholarly investigation into music education since 1972. Many important figures have served as editor over the years, and numerous researchers have put forth their work in its pages.

The journal is available in print in over 45 states in the US, and several countries abroad. Since 2005, digital copies have been distributed through major academic databases such as ProQuest, RILM, EBSCO, ERIC, and others. The journal has been published 1-2 times yearly for the past four decades, and is currently produced once annually in print, and also in digitized format.

CME is a subscription-based publication. Click here on Research Journal (CME) or in the website menu to view more information, see the content, learn about the editorial board, and find out how to subscribe to your music education research journal!
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