OMEA....supporting quality Music Education for ALL

Through its professional development, resources, publications and leadership, the Ontario Music Educators’ Association advocates for, promotes and encourages quality music education for every child.

Past Presidents of the OEA Music Section:

  • A.T Cringan 1919-22
  • E.W.G.Quantz 1922-24
  • H.Whorlow Bull 1924-25
  • George B. Cummings 1925-26
  • P.G.Marshall 1926-27
  • Emily Todd 1927-29
  • Harry Hill 1929-31
  • Leonard Richer 1931-33
  • W. Benson Collier 1933-34
  • G.Roy Fenwick 1934-35
  • P.G. Marshall 1935-37
  • Marion Rannie 1937-38
  • Arthur Merriman 1938-39
  • Leslie Bell 1939-41
  • Harold Jones 1941-42
  • Earle Terry 1942-43
  • Harvey Perrin 1943-44
  • George Smale 1944-45
  • Quirt McKinney 1945-47
  • Cyril Hampshire 1947-48
  • Brydon Roberts 1948-49

Past-Presidents of OMEA:

  • Robert Rosevear 1949-50
  • J. Lansing MacDowell 1950-51
  • Garfield Bender 1951-52
  • Lloyd Queen 1952-53
  • Robert McGregor 1953-54
  • C. Laughton Bird 1954-55
  • Lorne Willits 1955-56
  • Marion Park 1956-57
  • Keith Bissell 1957-58
  • Richard Johnston 1958-59
  • Ken Bray 1959-60
  • Bruce Snell 1960-61
  • John Sutherland 1961-62
  • Dawson Woodburn 1962-63
  • Mary Stillman 1963-64
  • Paul Green 1964-65
  • Donald McKellar 1965-66
  • J. Lansing MacDowell 1966-67
  • Nan Allin 1967-68
  • John McDougall 1968-69
  • Robert Head 1969-70
  • Bernard Turcotte 1970-71
  • James Maben 1971-72
  • Ron Holland 1972-73
  • James White 1973-74
  • Bernice Oak 1974-75
  • John Ford 1975-76
  • Baird Knechtel 1976-78
  • James Coles 1978-80
  • John Harrison 1980-82
  • Ronald Gilbert 1982-84
  • W. James Smith 1984-86
  • Lois E. Leach 1986-88
  • Rodger J. Beatty 1988-90
  • Sharon Fitzsimmins 1990-92
  • Eleanor Newman 1992-94
  • Lee Willingham 1994-96
  • Gregg Bereznick 1996-98
  • David Spence 1998-2000
  • Cathy Lynn Yorke-Slader 2000-02
  • Jayne Evans 2002-04
  • Kevin Merkley 2004-06
  • Jim Palmer 2006-08
  • Laura Lee Matthie 2008-10
  • Helen Coker 2010-2012
  • David Gueulette 2012-2014
  • Gena Norbury 2014-2016

Honourary Life Members of OMEA:

  • Carole Anderson
  • Jean Ashworth Bartle
  • Rodger Beatty
  • Kathleen Bennett
  • James Brown
  • Barbara Clark
  • James Coles
  • Jane Cutler
  • Kenneth Eyre
  • Gino Falconi
  • Sharon Fitzsimmins
  • Ken Fleet
  • Mary Ann Fratia
  • Ron Gilbert
  • Paul Green
  • John Harrison
  • Robert Henderson
  • Mary Dickson Hookey
  • Natalie Kuzmich
  • James Maben
  • John McDougall
  • Donald McKellar
  • Eleanor Newman
  • Mary O’Neil
  • John Phillips
  • Robert Rosevear
  • James Smith
  • Alvin Spaxman
  • Ron Speer
  • Brian Strachan
  • Desmond Tyrrell
  • Donald Weir
  • Lee Willingham
  • Glen Wood

OMEA Hall of Fame:

  • Nan Allin
  • Lois Birkenshaw-Fleming
  • George Bishop
  • Keith Bissell
  • Ken Bray
  • Eldon Brethour
  • Dulcie Colby
  • Frank Daley
  • John Ford
  • Ron Hill-Holland
  • Lanse MacDowell
  • Lois (Leach) Macklin
  • Joan Mantle
  • Brian McCool
  • C. Bernice Oak
  • Harvey Perrin
  • Dorothy Powell
  • Lloyd Queen
  • John Sutherland
  • Earle Terry
  • James White
  • Dawson Woodburn

OMEA Award of Commendation:

  • Bernard Andrews
  • Joe DeStafano
  • Bob Head
  • Heather Ioannou
  • Mayumi Kumagai
  • Bill Labron
  • Steve Lashbrook
  • Gillian MacKay
  • Erin Milnes
  • Dave Morton
  • Harold Nashman
  • Bruce Porter
  • Britannia Printers
  • Canadian Music Industry Education Committee