- Corporate Partnerships
- Administrative Advisory Council (AAC)
- Canadian Music Educators’ Association (CMEA)
- Provincial Connections
The OMEA is pleased to have affiliations with a number of different musical organizations. To become an affiliate organization – please apply through the OMEA President.
- Association of Male Choruses of Ontario (AMCO)
- Canadian Band Association – Ontario Chapter (CBA)
- Canadian Music Educators’ Association (CMEA)
- Canadian Music Industry Education Committee (CMIEC)
- Carl Orff Canada – Ontario Chapter (COCMFC)
- Choirs Ontario (CO)
- Coalition for Music Education in Canada (CMEC)
- Dalcroze Canada
- Kodály Society of Ontario (KSO)
- MusicFest Canada
- Ontario Band Association (OBA)
- The Ontario Guild of English Handbell Ringers (OGEHR)
- Ontario Registered Music Teachers Association (ORMTA)
- Ontario Strings Association (OSA)
- Ontario Vocal Festival (OVF)
The OMEA is proud to have a number of Corporate Partnerships. They range from retailers & travel companies to publishers & distributors. The OMEA Corporate Partners assist the OMEA in our efforts to continue their work as a professional subject association that contributes strongly to the well being of MUSIC within our education system in the province of Ontario. Contact: Lynn Gracey.
Please see our list of corporate members below. (Spring 2020 Update).
|A Sharp School of Music||H – 1500 Royal York Road||Etobicoke||ON||M9P 3B6|
|Atlantic Festival of Music||8 Hillcrest Ave||Charlottetown||PEI||C1A 2M1|
|Breezin Thru Theory||471 Woburn Avenue||Toronto||ON||M5M 1L6|
|BrightSpark Travel||3280 Bloor Street West Suite 901, W Suite 901||Toronto||ON||M8X 2X3|
|Cambrian College School of Music||1400 Barrydowne Rd||Sudbury||ON||P3A 3V8|
|Canada Cuba Sports and Culture Festivals||3-331 Trowers Road||Woodbridge||ON||L4L 6A2|
|Canada’s Wonderland||9580 Jane Street||Vaughan||ON||L6A 1S6|
|Canadian Opera Company||227 Front Street East||Toronto||ON||M5A 1E8|
|Coast Music||21000 Trans-Canada Hwy||Baie D’Urfe||QB||H9X 4B7|
|Cosmo Music||10 Via Renzo Drive||Richmond Hill||ON||L4S 0B6|
|Counterpoint Musical Services||39 Riviera Drive – Unit 6||Markham||ON||L3R 8N4|
|D’Addario Canada||# 1 – 170 Alden Road||Markham||ON||L3R 4C1|
|Don Wright Faculty of Music,Western University||1151 Richmond St, Talbot College – Room 210||London||ON||N6A 3K7|
|Ellison Tours||311 Main Street||Exeter||ON||N0M 1S7|
|Empire Music Company||8553 Main Street||Vancouver||B.C.||V5X 3M3|
|Harknett Musical Services||2650 John St. – Unit 15||Markham||ON||L3R 2W6|
|Horizon Solutions||1069 Clarke Rd Unit B||London||ON||N5V 3B3|
|Interprovincial Music Camp||Box 1184||Bradford||ON||L3Z 2B6|
|Long & McQuade Musical Instruments||722 Rosebank Road||Pickering||ON||L1W 4B2|
|Music for Young Children||7-1240 Teron Road||Kanata||ON||K0G 1J0|
|Musicare Inc||4534 Anderson Road, RR# 1||Carlsbad Springs||ON||K0A 1K0|
|OIART||502 Newbold St.||London||ON||N6E 1K6|
|Prologue to the Performing Arts||413-15 Case Goods Lane||Toronto||ON||M5A 3C4|
|Remenyi House of Music||210 Bloor Street West||Toronto||ON||M5S 1T8|
|Roland Canada Ltd.||9900 King George Blvd||Surrey||BC||V3T 0K9|
|St. John’s Music||#15-109 Vanderhoof Ave||Toronto||ON||M4G 2H7|
|Steve’s Music||390 Prince of Wales Dr||Whitby||ON||L1M 6N9|
|University of Toronto Faculty of Music||80 Queen’s Park||Toronto||ON||M5S 2C5|
|University of Waterloo, music Department,Conrad Grebel University College||140 Westmount Road North||Waterloo||ON||N2L 3G6|
|University of Windsor, School of Music||401 Sunset Avenue||Windsor||ON||N9B 3P4|
|Wenger Corporation||555 Park Drive||Owatonna||MN||55060|
|Wilfrid Laurier University, Faculty of Music||75 University Avenue West||Waterloo||ON||N2L 3C5|
|Yamaha Canada Music Ltd||135 Milner Avenue||Toronto||ON||M1S 3R1|
|York University, Music Dept.||4700 Keele Street, Room 371 Accolade E.||Toronto||ON||M3J 1P3|
What is the Administrator’s Advisory Council (AAC)?
The AAC is made up of a group of people who hold a position of added responsibility within music educational institutions (Boards of Education and universities) such as superintendents, instructional leaders, music consultants and co-ordinators, principals and vice-principals, university professors, instructors and administrators.
Who is the AAC?
- Carolyn Lewis – AAC Contact, Principal – Halton District School Board
- Gregg Bereznick – Superintendent of Education – Retired – Waterloo Region DSB
- Andrea Della Torre – Principal – Durham District School Board
- Brenda Hunter – Director of Education – Retired – Limestone District School Board
- Neil Yorke-Slader – Superintendent of Instruction – Retired – Ottawa-Carleton District School Board
- Jeff Brinson – Vice Principal – Grand Erie District School Board
- John Chalmers – Vice Principal – Retired – Peel District School Board
- Mira Coghlan – Principal – Peel District School Board
- Kevin Merkley – Principal – York Region District School Board
How Do Members Access the AAC?
Email inquires to Carolyn Lewis and questions will be forwarded on for feedback.
We are here to support Canadian music education at all levels. To learn more about CMEA/Acme, please click here.
The OMEA celebrated our 60th Anniversary in 2009. As part of our celebration the OMEA commissioned Canadian composer Vince Gassi to create a band piece. Phenom was premiered at Con Brio 2009 by the Ontario Provincial Honour Band under the direction of Samuel R. Hazo.
Vince Gassi describes this work: ‘A sense of mystery and wonder is evoked in the opening section of this work. The main theme then bursts its way in with a powerful call and response statement. From here the energy develops and transforms into a lyrical section with vibrant textures and colours. The intensity of the main theme cannot be held at bay for long, however, as it rematerializes and transports this work to its dramatic conclusion.
This piece is part of Alfred’s 2010 collection.
The Arts Education Consultants of Ontario (ARTSECO ) organization is comprised of system level Arts consultants and co-ordinators from across the province. Their mission is to support and encourage Arts in education and to liaise with the Ministry of Education, as well as existing agencies and arts organizations.
The Ontario Teachers’ Federation represents all teachers in the province’s publicly funded schools. We are the unifying voice safeguarding their profession, pensions and public education.
The Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) is the professional and protective organization representing over 76,000 teachers, occasional teachers, and education workers employed in the public elementary schools of Ontario.
The Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Associaton represents 45,000 professional women and men who teach all grades in publicly funded English Catholic schools in Ontario.
OSSTF/FESSO is a strong, independent, socially active union that promotes and advances the cause of public education and the rights of students, educators and educational workers.