Greetings, OMEA Members, Now that your musical year is under way, I hope you will give more thought to the OMEA Awards Program and particularly, the 2017 OMEA DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD. OMEA is proud to recognize members of our organization … Continue reading 2017 OMEA DSA Nominations
Lots of NEW news!! As we begin the new school year, there are many new programs in the works for Adjudicated Events in Ohio! For this year’s Junior High Solo and Ensemble we will be piloting adding duets for winds, … Continue reading The “AE UPDATE” from JD Latorre
Hi everyone, and welcome back to another year of music-making! There were several excellent advocacy articles that I read during the summer, and here is one of them: Neuroscientists from USC have completed a five-year study where they found that … Continue reading Music instruction and Its Cognitive Development in Young Children
The Biennial OMEA Leadership Academy took place on July 11-13 at Deer Creek State Park. The event involved 34 OMEA members, OMEA Trustees, exciting presenters, and an inspiring session by Roger Hall on “Ethics in Leadership”. OMEA Leadership Academy “Class of 2016” OMEA President-Elect Kathleen McGrady, OMEA President Michael Crist, and OMEA Immediate Past-President Terry Herschman at the 2016 OMEA Leadership Academy OMEA Executive Director Roger Hall presenting a session on “Ethics in Leadership” at the 2016 OMEA Leadership Academy Continue reading The 2016 OMEA Leadership Academy
Last week members of OMEA and OCMEA attended NAfME Hill Day on Capitol Hill and met with senators and representatives to advocate for music education. Along with this exciting endeavor, Ohio won the NAfME Excellence in Membership Award! Pictured above are: … Continue reading OMEA and OCMEA Advocate on Capitol Hill!
Take time to reflect on the activities of your life. How do you spend your time? More important, how do you invest your time? As teachers, most of us find that much of our lives are spent doing for others. … Continue reading You! are the Future of OMEA
During Ohio Youth Arts Month, school groups from across the state perform at the State Capitol. State Senators, Representatives, Staff and visitors are treated to concerts during the month of May. Ron Kenreich, OYAM Chair, sends us these photos. Barrington … Continue reading Ohio Youth Arts Month at the State Capitol!
Wednesday, April 27, marked the first stop for OMEA Executive Director Roger Hall’s “Do you have all the questions?” Tour. Hall visited the Dana School of Music at Youngstown State University and enjoyed working with the YSU Symphonic Wind Ensemble … Continue reading Roger Hall’s “Do you have all the questions?” Tour
Information can be found HERE regarding ESSA that has just been released by the Ohio Alliance for Arts Education. It’s packed with valuable information – including teacher evaluation info! Continue reading Every Student Succeeds Act
This is a reminder that my office is always ready to ship awards for marching band, high school and junior high solo and ensemble, and band, choral, and orchestra large group events at ANY TIME of the year. Being that … Continue reading April showers bring….May Awards!