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OMEA Election Results


OMEA President-Elect - Michael Crist
OMEA Secretary/Treasurer - Benjamin Factor

NE Region Chair-Elect - Scott Astey
NE Region Secretary/Treasurer - Adam Albright

NW Region Chair-Elect- Douglas Mead
NW Secretary/Treasurer - Ed Duling

SC Region Chair-Elect - Kevin Wallick
SC Secretary/Treasurer - Ryan Alexis

District 8 President-Elect - Crystal Sabik
District 8 Secretary/Treasurer - Ronald Varn

District 9 President-Elect - Jonathan Kelsey
District 9 Secretary/Treasurer - Andrew Ruetz
District 10 President-Elect - Sean Bradley
District 10 Secretary/Treasurer - Tyler King

District 11 President-Elect - Steve Parks
District 11 Secretary/Treasurer - Molly Venneman

District 12 President-Elect - Joshua Uhrich
District 12 Secretary/Treasurer - Stephanie Lange

District 13 President-Elect - Katherine Duncan
District 13 Secretary/Treasurer - Christin McClain

District 14 President-Elect - Jordan Schad
District 14 Secretary/Treasurer - Kevin Engel
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Access the April/May Digital TRIAD
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New Issue for April/May!

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OMEA Hub of OTES Resources

OMEA members are encouraged to visit this “hub” often as our organization assists music teachers to transition into Ohio’s new system of teacher evaluation. This list of guidance materials will grow as OMEA continues to develop sample SLOs and resources to help our members navigate OTES (Ohio Teacher Evaluation System).


Access the OTES Hub in the Members Portal
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2015 Professional Development Conference Session Proposal System NOW LIVE!

Interested in presenting at the 2015 OMEA Professional Development Conference being held on February 5 -7, 2015 at the all-new Cleveland Convention Center?

The online proposal system is now live! Click the link below to be taken to the session proposal portal!

http://sessions.omea-ohio.org
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2015 Professional Development Conference Performing Ensemble Application Information

Interested in having your ensemble perform at the 2015 OMEA Professional Development Conference being held on February 5 -7, 2015 at the all-new Cleveland Convention Center?

Click here to download the application materials!
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New! All-State Children's Chorus!
OMEA is pleased to announce the implementation of a new All-State Ensemble! Click the the link below to learn more about this ensemble for 4th and 5th grade vocalists in our state! New information has been added to this section, including the link to access the online application!

Click here to learn more!

OMEA All-State Children’s Chorus General Information

The OMEA All-State Children’s Chorus Auditions will take place from April 1 - May 31, 2014.

1. Auditions will be open to public and private school students who would be enrolled in grades 4 and 5 during the 2014-2015 school year whose teachers are members of OMEA

2. Applicants will apply using the “Acceptd, Inc.” online website. The application includes a $10 fee to “Acceptd, Inc.”

3. All applications MUST be submitted electronically through this web-based company.

4. The application process includes uploading a digital audio recording. OMEA members are asked to encourage and assist their finest students in preparing the following:

Audition/Recording Requirements

1. Begin with the applicant announcing their name and grade level

2. Sing the first verse of “My Country ‘Tis of Thee” (key of F Major accompanied)

3. Sing the first verse of “America the Beautiful” (key of C Major unaccompanied)

4. Sing “O Music” by Lowell Mason-public domain (any key unaccompanied)

5. Recordings of individual selections should NOT be edited or spliced.

6. Please ensure that all applicants can match pitch, access the head voice and possess the focus and stamina to participate in full day rehearsals.

Event Timeline:

April 1: A link to the “Acceptd, Inc.” online application with detailed instructions will be available on the OMEA homepage

May 31: Deadline for all applications to be submitted

August 1: Results posted to the OMEA portal and mailed via post office to all student applicants.

August 30: Acceptance forms and $75 participation fee made payable to OMEA due for all applicants.

September/October: Regional rehearsals (See list below)

October 18: OMEA All-State Children’s Chorus Event-Capital University

OMEA is thrilled to extend this opportunity to our elementary students and teachers. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.


Jodie Ricci
OMEA All-State Children’s Chorus Chair
jricc@hawken.edu

Rehearsal Schedule (New Information Added 3/27/14)

Northeast Region: 
Director:  Pat Haynish
Location: Chagrin Falls HS; 400 East Washington Street, Chagrin Falls, Ohio 44022
Dates:  Saturday, September 27th; Saturday, October 11th
Time:  9:00 a.m. to noon
 
East Central Region:
Director:  Suzanne Walters
Location: The College of Wooster, Scheide Music Center - Gault Recital Hall; 525 East University Street, Wooster, Ohio 44691
Dates:  Saturday, September 20th; Saturday, October 11th
Time:  9:00 a.m. to noon
 
Northwest Region:
Director:  Duane Beck
Location: Pettisville High School, 232 Summit Street, Pettisville, Ohio 43553
Dates:  Saturday, September 13th; Saturday, September 20th
Time:  9:00 a.m. to noon
 
South Central Region:
Director:  Sandy Mathias
Location: Conservatory of Music at Capital University
Dates: Saturday, September 27th; Saturday, October 4th
Time:  9:00 a.m. to noon
 
Southwest Region:
Directors:  Jeremy David and Stacey Moyer
Location: Parkside Christian Church, 6986 Salem Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45230
Dates: September 13 & 20, 2014
Time:  9:00 a.m. to noon
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2015 All-State Band, Jazz Band, Choir and Orchestra Information!
OMEA is pleased to announce that the audition window for the All-State Band, Choir and Orchestra is now open!

Click here to learn more!

General Audition Information

2015 All-­‐State applications are exclusively online!

Applications submitted through the postal service will not be considered!

OMEA continues the use of online applications for the 2015 All-­‐State Ensembles. Please be aware the online application does not change how recordings are made, only how applications and recordings are submitted.

To get started please go to www.omea-­‐ohio.org and follow this “2015 All-­‐State” link: https://app.getacceptd.com/omea here you will find audition requirements and further instructions.

You will need the following items to apply:
1. Student and Parent e-­‐mail addresses.
2. Digital recordings of required etudes/solos/scales/warm-­‐up (as listed below)
3. Your director’s contact information
4. Your director’s 9-­‐digit NAfME identification number
5. A credit card for the $10 application fee (paid to Acceptd)

Application TImeline

March 1: Application and audition material available.

May 31: Deadline for all applications to be submitted. Please carefully note the specific etude and performance requirements. They are all different for 2015.

August 31: Notification of results to applicants and directors.
September 30: Due date for acceptance form and membership fee of $250 (includes hotel lodging
and 5 meals).

All participants must stay in the All-­‐State housing hotel (4 people to each room).

Audition Requirements (click the appropriate link below)

Choir Recording Requirements
Each student (after announcing name and voice part) should record a vocalization (any vocal warm-­‐up exercise) of the student’s choice that best demonstrates the extent of his/her range from bottom to top. Next, record a solo from the OMEA Class “A” or “B” list.


Jazz Band Recording Requirements
NEW FOR 2015…READ CAREFULLY!

“Scrapple From the Apple” is from Charlie Parker (vol. 6); “Autumn Leaves” is from Maiden Voyage (vol. 54) “Milestones” is from Miles Davis (vol. 7), and ”Peaceful Ideas”, “Double Trouble” and “A Little Stop Time” are from Good Time! (vol. 114). All four are Jamey Aebersold Publications.

All Winds:
Perform a chromatic scale evenly up and down, to demonstrate range.

With the play- along, record the head to “Autumn Leaves” and improvise 2 choruses (improvisation required for a solo chair, recommended but not required for other chairs)


Saxes:
With the play along, record the head to “Scrapple From the Apple” and improvise two choruses (improvisation required for a solo chair, recommended but not required for other chairs)

Brass:
With the play along, record the head to ”Milestones (old)” and improvise two choruses (improvisation required for a solo chair, recommended but not required for other chairs)

If you wish to be considered for the lead trumpet player, include a recording of you performing a swing chart with your home jazz ensemble.


Piano, Guitar:
With the play-along (use CD #1), record the head to “Peaceful Ideas’”, comp for one chorus and improvise for 2 choruses

With the play-along (use CD #1), record the head to “A Little Stop Time”, comp for one chorus and improvise for two choruses


Vibes:
With the play-along (use CD #1), record the head to “Peaceful Ideas’”, comp for one chorus and improvise for 2 choruses

With the play-along (use CD #1), record the head to “A Little Stop Time”, comp for one chorus and improvise for two choruses

With the play along, record the head to “Scrapple From the Apple”


Bass:
With the play-along (use CD #4 – right channel), play two choruses of “Peaceful Ideas”

With the play-along (use CD #4 – right channel), play two choruses of “I A Little Stop Time”

With the play-along (use CD #4 – right channel), play two choruses of “Double Trouble”, medium version, track 9


Drums:
With the play-along (use CD #4 – left channel), play two choruses of “Peaceful Ideas”

With the play-along (use CD #4 – left channel), play two choruses of “A Little Stop Time”

With the play-along (use CD #4 – left channel), play two choruses of “Double Trouble”

Include a recording of you performing a swing chart with your home jazz ensemble. This swing chart must incorporate at least a brief drum solo (4 or more measures).
Orchestra Recording Requirements
All-­‐State strings are selected through Region Orchestra participation. Winds and percussionists follow the Band instruction process listed below, submitting one recording and one application to be considered for either or both groups. If applying for both, be certain to indicate first and second choice on application.
Band Recording Requirements
Each student (after first announcing name and instrument) will next record all required Etudes as listed below and next record a solo from the OMEA Class “A” or “B” list. Note that percussionists are required to record all three etudes (snare, timpani and mallet), then record a solo (OMEA Class “A” or “B”) on a keyboard instrument. See details below:
REQUIRED ETUDES (NEW FOR 2015, NOT THE SAME AS ANY PREVIOUS YEAR):
Flute: Selected Studies for Flute by Voxman: Pub. By Rubank, p. 8 and p. 56

Oboe: Selected Studies for Oboe by Voxman: Pub. By Rubank, p. 12 and p. 34 (only)

Clarinet Bb and Eb: Selected Studies for Clarinet by Voxman: Pub. by Rubank, p. 28 and p. 40

Clarinet Alto, Bass, Contra: Advances Studies from the Works of J. Weissenborn: arr. Rhoades: Pub. by Southern, #16 (p. 12) and #17 (p. 13)

Bassoon: Method for Bassoon by J. Weissenborn, Catalogue #CU96, #21 (p. 129), #30 (p. 136)

Saxophone: Selected Studies for Saxophone by Voxman: Pub. by Rubank, p. 12 and p. 38

Trumpet: Selected Studies for Trumpet by Voxman: Pub. by Rubank, p. 27 and p. 46

French Horn: Preparatory Melodies to Solo Work by Pottag: Pub. by Belwin, #32 (p. 12), #41(p. 16), #72 (p. 29)

Trombone and Euphonium: Selected Studies for Trombone by Voxman: Pub. by Rubank, p. 7 and p. 50
All Euphoniums, both treble and bass clef, must play the trombone etudes. These may be rewritten into treble clef if desired. The Concert Key (Sounding Pitch) must be maintained.

Bass Trombone: 24 Studies for Bass Trombone by Grigoriev/Ostrander: Pub. by International Music: #4 (p. 5) and#19 (p. 21)

NOTE: In order to audition for this position, players must use an instrument with the minimum equipment of an “F” attachment and a .525 or larger bore size.

Tuba: 70 Studies for BB flat Tuba by Blazevich, Vol. No. 1: Pub. by Robert King, #18 (p. 17) and #25 (p. 24) If selected for participation, All-­‐State Tuba Players are expected to use/borrow an upright tuba as opposed to a bell-­‐front tuba or sousaphone.

Percussion: All players will audition using all three of the following instruments:

1. Keyboard: Can be played on xylophone or marimba -­‐ NEW BOOK for 2015 -­‐ Fundamental Method for Mallets, Book 1by Mitchell Peters: Pub. By Alfred, A Minor Reading Study #2, pages 64-­‐65

2. Timpani: The Solo Timpanist by Vic Furth: Pub. By Carl Fischer, Etude XI (p. 23)

3. Snare: NEW BOOK for 2015 – Advanced Snare Drum Studies by Mitchell Peters: Pub. By Try Publishing Company, Etude #5, pages 10-­‐11

NEW PERCUSSION REQUIREMENT FOR 2015:
The required Class A or B Solo must be performed on a keyboard instrument. It can be performed on xylophone, vibraphone or marimba using two or four mallets; accompanied or unaccompanied is acceptable.
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Director of Adjudications
OMEA is now accepting applications for the position of Director of Adjudications. To view the job posting in detail, click the button below:
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NAfME Information