Music teachers have long recognized a relationship between performing music and language development. Read this article about opera singer Reyna Gordon, who began asking questions such as “What happens in our brains when we listen to music?” and “What happens in my … Continue reading Selected Readings from Jim Dowdy, OMEA Music Education Advocacy Chair
OMEA Executive Director Roger Hall accepting the Lowell Mason Award Roger and Jennie Hall at the NAfME National Assembly after accepting the Lowell Mason Award. OMEA Executive Director Roger Hall stands with past Lowell Mason Scholars OMEA … Continue reading OMEA and OCMEA Photo Highlights from the NAfME National Assembly
Dear OMEA Member and/or 2017 OMEA Conference Clinician, As the year comes to a close, don’t forget about the May 31 deadline for the following Professional Development Conference items: 2018 PDC Session Proposal Applications (Online Portal) LINK – There is a … Continue reading Important OMEA PDC Deadlines Approaching!!
As music teachers, we’ve known for years about the important role our subject takes in meeting the needs and interests of our students. In this opinion piece from The Hechinger Report, Bobby Riley and Cheri Sterman talk about the importance of … Continue reading Recommended Readings from Jim Dowdy
The 2017 edition of Teaching Guitar Workshop is coming to Gahanna-Lincoln High School in a few months. This five-day Level 1 workshop will take place July 10-14. It is designed for K-12 music educators that want to start or enhance a … Continue reading NAfME Summer Guitar Workshop
Too many times we feel as if decision-makers consider our subject area non-essential and unimportant. In this article from Education Week Teacher, Nancy Flanagan talks about the importance of music and the arts, and offers reasons why they are so important and should be included in the school day. Jim Dowdy Continue reading Recommended Reading from Jim Dowdy, OMEA Music Education Advocacy Chair
Dear Education and Arts Education Stakeholder: I know OAAE has already been in touch with you this week asking you to assist in advocacy for important changes to ODE’s Consolidated State Plan to Implement ESSA. I hope you’ve responded to … Continue reading A Message from Tim Katz, Executive Director of the Ohio Alliance for Arts Education
The Ohio Alliance for Arts Education has submitted a detailed memo to the Superintendent, the members of the State Board of Education, and the Joint Education Oversight Committee with feedback and recommendations in response to the Ohio Department of Education’s draft Consolidated State Plan for ESSA. We would like your help with additional messaging. FOR YOUR IMMEDIATE ACTION: Request that the following recommendations proposed by the Ohio Alliance for Arts Education be included in Ohio’s Consolidated Plan to implement the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). This Action Alert should be addressed to Paolo DeMaria, Superintendent of Public Instruction. Please … Continue reading ACTION ALERT Regarding Ohio’s Draft Consolidated Plan to Implement the Every Student Succeeds Act
2017 brings the start of a new year AND new happenings with the OMEA Award Program. In response to several inquiries for this product, OMEA has designed an award pin that is available to present to those students participating in … Continue reading New Award Pin Designs!
Simon Landry and Francois Champoux of the University of Montreal have recently published a study that determined that instrumental musicians have faster reaction times than non-musicians. In this article, to be published in the February issue of Brain and Cognition, … Continue reading OMEA Music Education Advocacy Chair Jim Dowdy’s Recommended Reading