Kathy McGrady was at the US All-American Marching Band Induction at Miamisburg High School on Tuesday morning. Band Director Steve Aylward announced that Miamisburg has the most representatives at the bowl game from all the states – with three band members and … Continue reading Kathy McGrady at the US All-American Marching Band Induction!
Dear OMEA Members: The deadline to nominate deserving candidates for the OMEA Outstanding Awards is fast approaching. Recognizing excellence within the association is a cornerstone of our advocacy initiative. We should not expect others to recognize outstanding service if we … Continue reading OMEA’s Outstanding Awards!
Registration is now open for the 2016 Elementary Choir Festival! OMEA is partnering with OCDA to provide three locations this year, and we would love to see more young choirs take advantage of the opportunity. Treble choirs grades 3-6 are … Continue reading Elementary Choir Festival Announcement from Julie Strebler
Recommended Reading #1 According to research gleaned from a 10-year study at Northwestern University led by Nina Kraus, studying music in high school can help students process sound and language. Earlier this week, Kraus shared her findings at a … Continue reading Recommended Readings from Jim Dowdy
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