Ohio Music Education Association

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New TRIAD Available!

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TRIAD is the official publication of the Ohio Music Education Association. It is published as a digital magazine three times per year.

Music educators in Ohio read TRIAD more than any other single music magazine. The online TRIAD magazine is also available to college/ university students in our student division, parents and anyone with an interest in music education.

Presiders Needed!

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Are you looking for a way to become more involved in OMEA? Have you considered serving as a conference session presider?

As a presider, you will introduce the clinician(s) at the beginning of the session and present a certificate at the end of the session. There are also a few housekeeping announcements and procedures (click here for presider responsibilities.) The role of presider is key to the smooth operation of nearly 250 events! Check the list carefully for a favorite clinician, a specific topic or just something interesting and sign up today!

As a presider, your name will be listed in the conference program book. This is a great way for your administrator to see your level of involvement and it may also help in securing release time.  Please make note of the date and time before committing to your assignment. Click here for a list of category abbreviations. Don't forget to register for the PDC!

Click here for the Presider Signup Listing. Thank you!
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Honor Ensembles

The latest information regarding All-State Ensembles may be found by clicking here.

The All-State Ensembles are:

Children’s Chorus
Jazz Band

Information related to Region Orchestra audition results will be handled by each region.

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Portal Links

The latest information regarding All-State Ensembles may be found by clicking here.

The All-State Ensembles are:

Children’s Chorus
Jazz Band

Information related to Region Orchestra audition results will be handled by each region.
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Memorial Scholarship

OCMEA Members should Click here to learn more about the Edith M. Keller Memorial Scholarship!

Strategic Planning

OMEA is conducting a brief survey to assist us with strategic planning for our organization. Please take just a few minutes to complete this important task so that we may better serve our membership now and in the future!


We are pleased to announce the immediate availability of the Official Blog of the Ohio Music Education Association! This new resource will help keep you current on all the important things going on in our organization.

The blog may be accessed using two different methods:
  • Clicking on the “comment bubble” in the Social Media Bar (last icon on the right)
  • Going to this URL: blog.omea-ohio.org

Contributions to Music Education

Contributions to Music Education is a refereed journal published by the Ohio Music Education Association. A primary purpose is to recognize and highlight the importance of social science research in guiding educational practice. The journal is a fully peer-reviewed publication focused on issues related to music teaching and learning in school contexts. With a history of over 40 years in print, CME has supported scholarly investigation into music education since 1972. Many important figures have served as editor over the years, and numerous researchers have put forth their work in its pages.

The journal is available in print in over 45 states in the US, and several countries abroad. Since 2005, digital copies have been distributed through major academic databases such as ProQuest, RILM, EBSCO, ERIC, and others. The journal has been published 1-2 times yearly for the past four decades, and is currently produced once annually in print, and also in digitized format.

CME is a subscription-based publication. Click here to view more information, see the content, learn about the editorial board, and find out how to subscribe to your music education research journal!

Professional Conference

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The 2016 OMEA Professional Development Conference will be held January 28-30, 2016 at the Duke Energy Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. 2,900 registered music educators attended our annual conference in 2015, with a total attendance of approximately 9,000 ranking it as one of the largest state conferences in the country!

Detailed information about sessions and performing ensembles will be posted in coming months, but you may reserve your hotel room and register for the event starting TODAY!

Download PDFs of Information

Click the following buttons to download PDFs about a particular topic. These flyers contain more detailed information about that topic and the 2016 OMEA Professional Development Conference. This information is an excellent resource to provide to your administration as you request release time to attend the conference!
  • Conference Fees
    $135 for OMEA members
    $40 for OCMEA members
    $225 for NON-members

    Pre-Registration with IHCP track
    $145 for OMEA members
    $235 for NON-members

    On-site registration:
    $155 for OMEA members
    $55 for OCMEA members
    $250 for NON-members

    Please note that the IHCP track requires PRE-REGISTRATION. On-site registration is NOT available.
  • Mail-in Registration Forms
    Purchase orders are not accepted for registration or housing reservations.
  • Online Registration

    OMEA Members

    Register for the Conference in the OMEA Member Portal. Once logged into the portal, choose the "Professional Development Conference" menu option in the top right part of the screen.


    Click the buttons below to register for the Conference and reserving housing for the event.
  • IHCP Program
    The optional Instructional Hour Certificate Program (IHCP) requirements include six sessions, one concert and a written reflection. Registrants should update their IPDP to include OMEA IHCP participation and submit the plan along with documentation (see OMEA web- site) to their LPDC for approval PRIOR to attending the PDC.

    Participants will receive a 10-hour instructional certificate that may be converted into 1 CEU (this is not for college credit.)

    IHCP Video

  • College Credit Opportunity
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    Ashland University
    Professional Development Services
    2015-2016 Online Registration Instructions

    Please follow these instructions to use the Ashland University ONLINE registration system.

    Select class
    • Click the green “register for this course” button at the bottom of the description.

    Personal Information
    • The AU registration form will appear.
    • Complete the AU form.
    • Submit.
    • Additional registration information is optional. You can just choose submit.

    Pay for Classes
    • Use the drop down menu for “choose one of the following”
    • Select register now and check out.
    • Choose payment type (2.7 % fee for credit card payments and a $2.95 fee for electronic checks applied)
    • You will receive an email confirmation of your registration
    • PRINT a copy for your records.

    Mail In Registration Option
    If you prefer an electronic copy of the paper registration form is available at:


    Mail the completed registration with payment to the address listed on the form. If you are using an Ashland University tuition voucher worth $166.00 please include this with your registration. Your registration will not be finalized until payment is received and processed.

    Please direct questions about this process to:

    Ashland University Columbus Center
    Toll free 877-557-9497 extension 1108

    Email: wbigelow@ashland.edu.

  • Exhibitor Information
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    To obtain Exhibiting information, click here: OMEA Business Portal and follow the directions in the portal.

    The business portal allows new and returning exhibitors to enter and update their contact information and request specific booths to use at the 2016 OMEA Professional Development Conference.

    2016 Conference Exhibit Hall Hours:
    Thursday Jan. 28 – 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm
    Friday Jan. 29 – 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
    Saturday Jan. 30 – 9:00 am to 12:30 pm

    For inquiries about business and/or advertising, please contact

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    David Adamson
    Director of Business

      Email David Adamson
  • Music Booster Mini-Conference
    This session will discuss the importance of your booster organizations and how to maximize their impact beyond fundraising, focusing on creating a positive and nurturing environment for your music program to grow.

    This event is FREE and open to the general public. Officers and members of school music booster groups are especially encouraged to attend.

    Click the button below to register for this exciting and FREE event!

OMEA is an affiliate of NAfME: The National Association for Music Education

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