What's Going On with OCMEA

Chapter 141

Welcome to the first OCMEA Chapter 141 Newsletter! This is meant to be a means to keep you updated on events, announcements, the happenings of your E-board, and information pertaining to your committees. If you have anything you would like to announce to our chapter, shoot me an e-mail! Freshman, welcome to our Music Education family. Student Teachers, we wish you the best of luck this year. And everyone, I am looking forward to a great year with all of you! Here's to 2013-2014!


-Stephanie Higgins, Secretary

REGISTER FOR NAFME... NOW

Don't forget to register for NAfME! Refer to the e-mail from Treasurer Julia Harris for step-by-step registration instructions for Upperclassmen and Freshmen respectively. When you are done, DO NOT forget to E-MAIL JULIA at jharris12@mail.bw.edu to confirm that you have completed registration.


All registrations must be completed by Sunday, September 15th by 8:00 PM.

Berea Arts Fest Petting Zoo

Sunday, Sep. 8th, 10am-5pm

Coe Lake, Berea, OH

Berea, OH

DRESS: BW attire


OCMEA Fall Picnic

Sunday, Sep. 8th, 7pm

West Lawn (outside Union)

DRESS: Casual


FRESHMAN: MEET ON CONSERVATORY STEPS AT 6:30PM FOR A SPECIAL SURPRISE!!!!


UPPERCLASSMEN: Bring food.


Bowling Night @ Fairview Lanes

Sunday, Sep. 15th, 6-9pm

21847 Lorain Road

Cleveland, OH


$8 per person

Edward Lisk Workshop

Saturday, Sep. 21st, 9am-4pm

Student Activities Center (SAC)

DRESS: Professional


*Please e-mail Secretary Stephanie Higgins at shiggins12@mail.bw.edu with any conflicts or questions.

OCMEA General Meeting

Sunday, Sep. 29th, 8pm

BMAC Kadel

DRESS: Professional


*Please e-mail Secretary Stephanie Higgins at shiggins12@mail.bw.edu with any conflicts or questions.

Edward Lisk

Edward S. Lisk is an internationally recognized clinician, conductor, and author who has traveled extensively and presented sessions at more than 500 state and national conventions and universities throughout the United States, Canada, and Australia.


Mr. Lisk is an inducted member of the prestigious American Bandmasters Association and in the year 2000, served as the 63rd President of this distinguished organization founded by Edwin Franko Goldman. He was recently (Dec. 2006) elected to the National Band Association Hall of Fame of Distinguished Band Conductors. He has an active guest-conducting schedule that includes all-state bands, honor bands, university, and professional bands.


Mr. Lisk is an appointed member of the Midwest Clinic Board of Directors and serves the John Philip Sousa Foundation. as Vice-president for Administration. He is a past-president of theNational Band Association (’90-’92) and served NBA as Executive Secretary Treasurer (’97-’02). In 1978 he was one of the original founders of the New York State Band Directors Association. He holds membership in several professional associations and is an International Honorary Member of Phi Beta Mu. He is the recipient of many distinguished awards, titles, and citations and is listed inWho’s Who in American Education. He is author of The Creative Director Series(Meredith Music) and a co-author of the GIA series of books, Teaching Music through Performance in Band. He is also editor of the Edwin Franko Goldman March Series (Carl Fischer).

It's time to choose...

...a committee for OCMEA 2013-2014! At the picnic this Sunday, you will fill out a preference sheet applying to be a member of one of the following committees. Each does their own special part to help our chapter maintain the powerhouse we have come to be. Check them out!