The Ohio State School of Music at OMEA Professional Conference

January 25, 2018
Columbus Skyline

Join the School of Music at the 2018 OMEA Professional Development Conference

February 8 – 10








School of Music Reception

Come meet School of Music Director Bill Ballenger and mingle with fellow School of Music alumni, faculty and students.
Friday, Feb. 9 • 6:15 to 7:45 p.m.
Hyatt Regency Columbus, Taft C
350 N. High St. • Columbus 43215

Visit Booth #420

Pick up information about summer offerings for you and your students and get your alumni sticker.

Ohio State Student Ensemble Performances

The Ohio State University Wind Symphony, Russel C. Mikkelson, conductor
Friday, Feb. 9 • 11 a.m. • Columbus Convention Center, Grand Ballroom
The Ohio State University Flute Troupe, Katherine Borst Jones, conductor
Friday, Feb. 9 • 3:30 p.m. • CC A120–123
The Ohio State University Women’s Glee Club, Kristina Caswell MacMullen, conductor
Saturday, Feb. 10 • 9:30 a.m. • Hyatt Regency Ballroom


One Piece, Kaleidoscopic Possibilities: Unlocking Teacher Creativity in Choral Rehearsal Planning
Thursday, Feb. 8 • 3:30 p.m. and Friday, Feb. 9 • 8 a.m. (repeat session) • Hyatt — Madison Room
Julia Shaw
Every Teacher Can Use GarageBand to Teach Engaged Practicing and Creativity
Thursday, Feb. 8 • 3:30 p.m. • Convention Center — Rm. A220–221
Tanner Otto, BME student, viola
The Elevator to Success is Broken; You Have to Take the Stairs
Lecture/demonstration with the OSU Men’s Glee Club
Friday, Feb. 9 • 2 p.m. • Hyatt — Regency Ballroom
Robert Ward
Moving Forward: Advocacy for a New Age
Friday, Feb. 9 • 3:30 p.m. • Hyatt Hotel — Fayette Room
David Hedgecoth and Marci Major, West Chester University (PhD, OSU, 2010)
Bowing Styles: How to Choose and Play Bow Strokes for Baroque, Classical and Romantic Era Music
Saturday, Feb. 10 • 8 a.m. • Hyatt Union DE
Robert Gillespie
Repertoire Selection for Artistic Engagement in Band
Saturday, Feb. 10 • 11 a.m. • Hyatt — Fairfield Room
Brian Shaw
Charter School Forum
Saturday, Feb. 10 •  12:30 p.m. • Hyatt Hotel — Fayette Room
David Hedgecoth
Literacy in the Large Ensemble: Nurturing Rhythmic Independence in our Students
Saturday, Feb. 10 • 12:30 p.m. • Hyatt — Union Room D-E
Scott A. Jones

And There I Stood with My Piccolo: Tips on How to Play the Piccolo
Saturday, Feb. 10 • 1 p.m • Hyatt — Union Room D-E
Katherine Borst Jones

Additional Faculty Involvement

Lucia Benetti (PhD student) will present her master's thesis at the Research Poster Session on Friday, at noon.


Casey Cook, collaborative pianist, will serve as pianist for the All-State Choir and accompany the Ohio State Women's Glee Club.


Eugenia Costa-Giomi, music education, will serve as facilitator for the Graduate Research Roundtable (Thursday).


Caroline Hartig, clarinet, will serve as coach for the All-State Orchestra clarinet sectional.


Bruce Henniss, horn, will coach the horn sectionals for the All-State Band and All-State Orchestra.


Katherine Borst Jones, flute, will coach the All-State Orchestra flute sectional.


Karen Pierson, bassoon, will coach the All-State bassoon sectionals.


Jim Rupp, jazz percussion, will perform the Mancini Suite for Drum Set and Percussion Ensemble with the Lancaster Percussion ensemble Friday at 11 a.m. in CC A120.
Juliet-White Smith, viola, will conduct viola chair auditions and sectionals for the All-State Orchestra and will perform with the Women’s Glee Club on Friday morning. 


Kia-Hui Tan, violin, will assist with All-State Orchestra seating auditions and coach sectional rehearsals.