Join the School of Music at OMEA

January 9, 2024

Join the School of Music at OMEA

Greater Columbus Convention Center marquee

Welcome back to Columbus! 

We look forward to seeing Ohio music educators — especially our alumni —  at the Ohio Music Education Association Professional Development Conference.

February 1–3, 2024

View the full schedule on Guidebook.

Visit our booth — #521

Visit us at booth #521 to learn about spring and summer offerings for you and your students, and be sure to get your alumni sticker.

Alumni Reception

Friday, Feb. 2 • 6:15 to 7:45 p.m.

Hyatt Regency Columbus, Taft CD  

Connect with fellow alumni, faculty and students. Hear an update on the School of Music from director Michael Ibrahim.

Student Ensemble Performances

Saxophone Studio 2024

The Ohio State University Saxophone Ensemble

Michael Rene Torres, director

Thursday, Feb. 1  •  11 a.m.–12 p.m.
Convention Center (CC) A210–215

Women's Glee Club 2024

The Ohio State University Women's Glee Club

Jordan Saul, conductor

Thursday, Feb. 1  •  7–8 p.m.
Hyatt Regency (HY) Ballroom

Wind Symphony 2024

The Ohio State University Wind Symphony

Russel C. Mikkelson,
Christopher D. Hoch, conductors 
Elisabeth Shafer, trombone

Friday, Feb. 2  •  5–6 p.m.
Convention Center (CC) Union Station Ballroom

Percussion Ensemble 2024

The Ohio State University Percussion Ensemble

Susan Powell, director

Saturday, Feb. 3  •  12:30 p.m.
Convention Center (CC) A210–215

Presentations and Research Poster Sessions


So You Aren’t a Flutist:
Flute Fundamentals for Non-Flutist Directors
Katherine Borst Jones
11 a.m.–12 p.m. AND Friday 12:30–1:30 p.m.
Convention Center (CC) A220–222

Graduate Research Roundtable
Eugenia Costa-Giomi
1:30–3:30  •  Hyatt (HY) Harrison

Saxophone Sound Demystified: A Guide for Educators
Michael Rene Torres
2–3 p.m.  •  Convention Center (CC) A226


Creating Success in the Charter Music Classroom
David Hedgecoth
8–9 a.m.  •  Hyatt (HY) Madison

Retooling your Concert Percussion
Susan Powell
9:30–10:30 a.m.  •  Convention Center (CC) A210–215

So You Aren’t a Flutist:
Flute Fundamentals for Non-Flutist Directors
Katherine Borst Jones
12:30–1:30 p.m.  •  Convention Center (CC) A220–222

Research Poster Session

12–1 p.m.  •  Convention Center (CC)
Union Station Ballroom Pre-function 
Session Chair: Paul Louth

Music for Social Change? 
A Review of Literature
David Hedgecoth and Andrė Gomes Felipe,
The Ohio State University

Insights into Effective Jazz Pedagogy:
Perspectives from Nationally Recognized Educators
Nathan Irby, The Ohio State University

An Examination of Variables that Contribute
to String Students’ Musical Achievement
Heather A. Lofdahl, The Ohio State University

Last Frontiers: A Case Study Examining a
Filipino Music Educator’s Experience
Teaching Music in Rural Alaska
Michael Remy, The Ohio State University

Research Forum

Eugenia Costa-Giomi, Presider 
From Idea Incubation to Implementation:
The Music for Childhood Wellbeing Initiative
Sara Bartolome, presenter


Hear Today / Gone Tomorrow
Robert J. Ward
12:30–1:30 p.m.  •  Hyatt (HY) Taft AB