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!
On Saturday, March 5th, the 2016 OMEA-OCDA Elementary Choir Festival was held at The University of Mount Union in Alliance, Ohio. This festival is in its fifth year, but this year marked the first collaborative event between OMEA and OCDA. … Continue reading Recap of the 5th Annual Elementary Choir Festival
The latest musical taking the world by storm is Hamilton. Inspired by the biography Alexander Hamilton by historian Ron Chernow, Lin-Manuel Miranda created the book, music and lyrics and is currently performing on Broadway in the lead role. Hamilton won … Continue reading ‘Hamilton’ in the Classroom!
As part of the Director of Adjudications’ report at the 2016 Winter State Board meeting, the following charts were presented to show the demographics of the OMEA adjudicator pool. Click HERE for charts. In chart 1 the data was derived … Continue reading “Where do all these adjudicators come from anyway?”