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.

President’s Message

Carolyn Lewis, M. Mus. Ed.  (2020-2022)

Dear Music Educators,

I am very humbled and honoured to assume the role of President of the Ontario Music Educators’ Association for the next two years.  The OMEA advocates that every child in Ontario receive a quality music education taught by a qualified music educator. I am grateful for the dedicated individuals on the OMEA Board of Directors, and supporting committees, for their tireless work on behalf of music education and, in particular, during the challenging times we currently face. I thank them for their commitment to this organization.  

We thank you for visiting our website!  This website provides our members and visitors with an array of resources, professional development opportunities, scholarship information, as well as a connection to music education experts through our affiliate organizations, corporate partnerships, and Administrative Advisory Council.

I am very excited about our current plans to broaden and deepen our work moving forward and the myriad of possibilities this work brings to our members including:

  • Collaborating with our Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Director and member committee to take action regarding all facets of our organization as we commit to creating a just and equitable society throughout our profession.
  • Updating our constitution and bylaws
  • Continuing to advocate and research in support of music educators during the changing landscape in education due to the pandemic.
  • Collate, curate and create resources to support face to face and virtual learning 

We aim to maintain a vibrant leading and learning community as we continue the important work of advocating for music and music education.  I invite you to return to our website as we continue with updates to better serve our membership.

Along with the Canadian Music Industry Education Committee (CMIEC), our corporate and affiliate colleagues, I look forward to collaborating with our Board of Directors and membership,  to continue to contribute to the success of this organization – one in which we can all be very proud! 

Please do not hesitate to connect with me at president@omea.on.ca.  Thank you all for your passion, dedication, and hard work in support of high quality music education in Ontario.

Respectfully,

Carolyn Lewis, M. Mus. Ed.

OMEA President