- Corporate Partnerships
- Administrative Advisory Council (AAC)
- Canadian Music Educators’ Association / l’Association canadienne des musiciens éducateurs (CMEA/ACME)
- 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
- Helen Carswell Chair in Community-Engaged Research in the Arts, School of AMPD, York University
- 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: Alycia Pindar.
OMEA List of Corporate Members (Updated: Fall 2021)
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?
- Kevin Merkley – AAC Contact, Principal – York Region District School Boar
- 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
- Carolyn Lewis – Principal – Retired – Halton District School Board
How Do Members Access the AAC?
Email inquires to Kevin Merkley and questions will be forwarded on for feedback.
The CMEA/AMCE provides national leadership for music education in Canada. We are proud to represent and support music education across the country and to be the National Affiliate to the International Society for Music Education. The CMEA/ACME is a registered Not-for-Profit Organization under the Canada Corporations Act. 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. ARTSECO Twitter Feed
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. OTF/FEO Website
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. ETFO Website
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. OECTA Website
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. OSSTF Website