Isaac Moore, M.Mus (2018-2020)
Dear Music Educators,
Welcome to the Ontario Music Educators’ Association website! As members and guests to our music educators’ digital portal, you will find a palette of resources, professional development opportunities, scholarship applications and opportunities to connect and collaborate with musicians, educators, and experts in the field of music education.
The OMEA is a non-profit organization that speaks on behalf of the Ontario school music teachers with the provincial government and with other Ontario organizations. Professional development is provided to its members through the hundreds of curated resources on our website, quarterly journal (The Recorder), annual provincial conferences, regional workshops, and leadership retreats. The OMEA Board of Directors consists of twenty-one members who are full time teachers, parents, grandparents, administrators, university professors, industry representatives, and retired teachers. These members are all volunteers who have chosen to give countless hours of their time to help support and advocate for music education in Ontario with their expertise and leadership.
It is my hope that current and potential members visiting our website can take advantage of all of the resources and support that the OMEA has to offer. I would like to encourage all of our members to take ownership of this website and the OMEA organization by exploring opportunities for leadership and collaboration through connecting and sharing with other outstanding music educators in our province and beyond. I encourage you to take action by continuing your professional development at our annual conferences and local workshops and by thumbing through our valuable professional resource, The Recorder. Take advantage of all of the resources that have been developed by our membership on our website and consider helping out with our conferences, submitting articles to The Recorder, applying to be on a writing team, presenting a workshop at one of our conferences or supporting our toolboxes, attending one of our leadership retreats, sharing resources/ideas/research on our social media outlets – Twitter (@OMEAOntario), Facebook (/OMEAOntario), or Pinterest (/OMEAONCA); and lastly, connecting with our board members to share ideas or support their activities. There are so many ways for you to connect with our organization and make a difference for students in this province. Please, engage with us.
I look forward to the opportunity of meeting, connecting, and collaborating with all of you. Please don’t hesitate to connect with me at firstname.lastname@example.org, and I thank you on behalf of all your students for your dedication and advocacy for quality music education in Ontario.
Isaac Moore, M.Mus