Programs & Calendar

Middle West District Programs (2020 - 2021)


"Rewarding Literature" 
September 1  - 9:45 a.m. - Noon  (Hostess: Elesha Wey)

Elesha Wey will lead an overview of many wonderful Beginning and Elementary pieces written for the mature beginner, highlighting pieces from the OMEA Class C list for those who have started later and want to participate in events such as Solo and Ensemble.  

"Literature, Theory, and Examinations of the Royal Conservatory of Music, Toronto"
October 6 - 9:45 am - Noon (Hostess: Donna Kurtz)

Benefits (free!) for you as an American private music teacher.  Bring a notebook, mask, and take a look at their website, "RCM Examinations."  Room holds 50 - distancing easy!

"Send Help, I'm Fried!"
November 3 - 9:45am - Noon  (Hostess:  Krysti Schey)

Most of us, at one point or another, experience burnout.  How do we deal with this as teachers?  What are the warning signs of becoming weary in our own lives and teaching, and with out students?  How can we prevent burnout, and what can we do to become rejuvenated if it's already happened?  Be encouraged - you're not alone!

"Reflections from a Quarter-Century of Teaching: Thoughts, Tips, Tricks, Tested Tools"
March 2- 9:45am - Noon

Dr. Rebecca Casey will share thoughts on topics ranging from memorization to fingerings to techniques that have worked for her 25+ years at the elementary through collegiate level.  A question and answer session will follow, so please bring your own tried and true teaching tricks as well!
Place: Presser Hall, Ohio Northern University

"Gamefy Theory Using Apps!"
April 6 - 9:45am - Noon (Hostess: Jeannine Zwiebel)

Jeannine Zwiebel will show us how to use apps within the lesson and at home to reinforce concepts and skills.

"Taking a Step Back to Take Steps Forward"
May 4 - 9:45am - noon (Hostess: Rebekah Ricker)

Is the business side of your studio efficient?  Are students leaving your studio with all the facets of musicianship needed to be successful?  Come and let's learn from each other.  Annette Hoverman will lead our discussion
Place: Shawnee Alliance Church, then Old Barn Out Back for lunch.

Calendar Overview (2020 - 2021)


  1    Middle West District Meeting
28  Duettist Competition registration deadline (to Kathy Jendrusik)


   6  Middle West District Meeting 
24   Ribbon Festival Registration Deadline (to Paula Deardurff)
31  Duettist Competition @ Sidney Church of God


 3    Middle West District Meeting
21  Ribbon Festival @ Shawnee Alliance Church, Lima




13    Music Evaluation Day Registration Deadline (to Karen Heath)


2    Middle West District Meeting
13-17   MTNA National Conference, Atlanta
13   Music Evaluation Day
27  Buckeye Auditions registration deadline 


1    Deadline for District Scholarship Application
6  Middle West District meeting
17  Buckeye Auditions - OSU/Lima


4  Middle West District Meeting