OHIO Student Musicians Selected for the 2018 NAfME All-National Honors Ensembles

CONGRATULATIONS to our OHIO student musicians selected for the 2018 NAfME All-National Honors Ensembles! CONGRATULATIONS to our 28 OHIO Student Musicians and their Directors who have been selected to perform in the National Association for Music Education’s  All-National Honor Ensembles!   … Continue reading OHIO Student Musicians Selected for the 2018 NAfME All-National Honors Ensembles

Brandon Gordon selected to participate in NAfME’s Experiential Ensembles

CONGRATULATIONS to OMEA member Brandon Gordon, Bryan High School Orchestra Director, who has been selected as one of the sixteen pilot teachers to participate in the National Association for Music Education’s professional development program, titled Experiential Ensembles.  Over fifty music educators were nominated by state music education associations and only sixteen were selected. The sixteen educators represent a wide array of classrooms, ranging from elementary to high school, rural to urban settings, and Title I funded schools. The project will deliver pedagogical content to band, choir and orchestra music educators using accessible, web-based technology through online meetings and attendance at NAfME’s … Continue reading Brandon Gordon selected to participate in NAfME’s Experiential Ensembles

Selected Reading from Jim Dowdy, OMEA Music Education Advocacy Chair

New research has just been published that supports the idea that music lessons increase cognitive skills in children. “Children who received music lessons showed improved language-based reasoning, and the ability to plan, organize and complete tasks, as well as improved … Continue reading Selected Reading from Jim Dowdy, OMEA Music Education Advocacy Chair