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The purposes of this association are to:

1. Promote and maintain a closer relationship between the Music Educators of Orange County, The New York State School Music association and NAfME (National Association for Music Education).
2. Support music programs throughout Orange County.
3. Encourage a closer relationship among the Music Educators of Orange County.
4. Encourage the appreciation of live music performances.
5. Offer an opportunity for outstanding school musicians to perform in All-County Choirs, Bands and Orchestras.
6. Offer educational programs which will be of benefit to students and teachers in Orange County.
7. Remain a non-profit organization converting all money available into programs which shall aim to advance music education.


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Josephine Giacco Memorial Music Award Application

The Josephine Giacco Memorial Music Award is given to a college-bound senior with a grade point average of 2.5 or above. The student must be pursuing a degree in music education and exhibit the qualities exemplified by Josephine Giacco, an outstanding music educator.

Application Process
I. Written Application
Please submit three copies of the following postmarked no later than April 1, 2014:
Completed application form ( PDF)
Recommendation of one music teacher
Recommendation of one non-music teacher
Submit to:
Michelle Di Pasquale
OCMEA Scholarship Chair
Taft Elementary School
20 Toleman Road
Washingtonville, NY 10992



OCMEA 2013-2014 Calendar

April 9 (Wed) JH Orchestra Pre-Rehearsal (MWMS)
23 (Wed) Elementary Pre-Rehearsal (MWMS)
25-26 (Fri-Sat) Elementary Festival (MWHS)

May 2-3 (Fri-Sat) Junior High Festival (NFA)



  NYSED Student Learning Objective and Teacher Evaluation mandate.
NYSSMA SLO Resources for Music Teachers
Check out the following NYSSMA link for valuable information and sample SLOs:  http://www.nyssma.org/membership.cfm?subpage=486 


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