Ohio Music Education Association

Guidebook for State Marching Band Finals Now Available!

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New TRIAD Available!

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The October/November edition of the TRIAD is now available!

Click the button below to view the TRIAD.
Need Flash Player to view the TRIAD? Click the button below!

OFME Raffle Information

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Cruise Itinerary

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Conference Registration Now Available!

OMEA Member
  • $145 Pre-Registration
  • $155 Pre-Registration with IHCP
  • $165 On-Site Registration
  • $175 On Site Registration with IHCP

  • $225 Pre-Registration
  • $235 Pre-Registration with IHCP
  • $250 On-Site Registration
  • $260 On Site Registration with IHCP

OCMEA (Collegiate) Member
  • $50 Pre-Registration
  • $60 On-Site Registration
Saturday Only
  • $50 Pre-Registration
  • $60 On-Site Registration

Retired OMEA Member
  • No Charge

Non-Teaching Family Member
  • $40 Pre-Registration
  • $50 On-Site Registration

Mail-in Registration

Conference Housing

Click the desired button below to reserve your housing for the 2018 OMEA Professional Development Conference

Session Presider Sign Up

Being a presider is a fun and easy way to get involved in the PDC. 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. 

Click the button below to be taken to the sign up page where you may learn more about the task and sign up for a session of your choice! Don't procrastinate…..slots fill up FAST!

OMEA Apparel Store!

We are excited to announce the immediate availability of the OMEA Apparel Store! This is a limited time offering from now until October 31st.

Click here to view the various options of shirts, sweater vests, sweatshirts and ball caps that are available for purchase!
Congratulations to the following members who were recently elected to office

  • OMEA State Secretary - Daniel Ruckman
  • Editor of TRIAD - Eric West

  • District 01 President-Elect - Kristen Woodard
  • District 01 Secretary/Treasurer - Don Clark

  • District 02 President-Elect - Mike Meadows
  • District 02 Secretary/Treasurer - Briann Edwards

  • District 03 President-Elect - Ryan Twigg
  • District 03 Secretary/Treasurer - Karen Kelly

  • District 04 President-Elect - Brett Benzin
  • District 04 Secretary/Treasurer - Lisa Richards

  • District 05 President-Elect - Tyler Husosky
  • District 05 Secretary/Treasurer - Sarah Penney

  • District 06 President-Elect - Stephanie Bonitz
  • District 06 Secretary/Treasurer - Eric Ratica

  • District 07 President-Elect - Ben Meisel
  • District 07 Secretary/Treasurer - Michael Leone

  • District 15 President-Elect - Renee Perkins-Hostetler
  • District 15 Secretary/Treasurer - Melissa Dover

  • District 16 President-Elect - Jeffrey Donahue
  • District 16 Secretary/Treasurer - Ben Streitenberger

  • District 17 President-Elect - Nicholas Basham
  • District 17 Secretary/Treasurer - John Barrett

  • EC Region Chair-Elect - Stephen Domka
  • EC Region Secretary/Treasurer - Anthony Springer

  • SW Region Chair-Elect - James Ledbetter
  • SW Region Secretary/Treasurer - Brian Frey

2018 Professional Development Conference Clinician FAQs

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Potential Conference Exhibitors Information

Interested in exhibiting at the 2018 OMEA Professional Development Conference in Columbus, Ohio? The OMEA Business Portal is now open for you to begin the process!

Note: 2018 exhibiting requests close at the end of business on Friday, February 2, 2018. No on-site or other exhibitor bookings after that date.

Go to http://business.omea-ohio.org and click the "Register As New User link on the left. Once you have submitted your information, Dave Adamson, OMEA Business Manager will contact you with login information within 24 hours of your form submission.

If you have previously registered in the Business Portal, PLEASE do NOT create a new company profile. Contact Dave Adamson using the information below so he may assist you in accessing the system. If you have any questions, please contact Dave using the following information:

Email: business manager@omea-ohio.org

Phone: 440-552-6983

2018 Conference Exhibit Hall Hours for Attendees!
  • Thursday February 8 - 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm
  • Friday February 9 - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Saturday February 10 - 9:00 am to 12:30 pm

Ask AE!

Do you have a question about Adjudicated Events and can’t find the answer you need? Click the button below to send an email to Bill Guegold (Director of Adjudications). He will either reply to your question directly or forward the question to the appropriate member of the Adjudicated Events Committee.

2018 Conference Exhibitor Info

  • IHCP Information
    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 Template

  • Ashland Credit
    Ashland University
    Professional Development Services
    2016-2017 Online Registration Instructions

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

    1. Click on https://www.ashland.edu/founders/professional-development-services

    2. On the right, click on DISTRICT LOGIN.

    3. Enter the USER NAME: Omea , and PIN: Omea (case sensitive)

    4. Select class
    • The list of classes held in your district will appear.
    • Find the class title you will be taking.
    • Click the green “register for this course” button at the bottom of the description.

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

    6. Pay for Classes
    • To pay for the class 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)

    7. You will receive an email confirmation of your registration; PRINT a copy for your records.

    If you prefer an electronic copy of the paper registration form is available at: http://www1.ashland.edu/founders/professional-development-services/pds-registration-form

    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; 614-794-4850 or email our office at: wbigelow@ashland.edu.

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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 and community 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 nearly every state in the US, and several countries abroad. Since 2005, digital content has been distributed through major academic databases such as ProQuest, EBSCO, ERIC, and others. Full-text archival access (1972-present) is available through JSTOR and RILM. The journal has been published 1-2 times yearly for the past four decades, and is currently produced as an annual double issue, in print and 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!

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

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