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Important Notices

The 2024-2025 OCMEA Festival season is now officially complete.  I have worked to re-establish a recording relationship with McIver Recording, so that we can have archive recordings of our performances, as well as have a means for the parent’s/relatives to access.  So, can you please post these two QR codes on the OCMEA Website.  Each of them will allow our student’s, parent’s, relatives to scan them and then place their orders with McIver, just in case they didn’t bring funds with them to either Festival or were thinking after the fact, “I should’ve done that.”
     If they are posted on our website, then they should easily be able to still take care of any orders that they may be interested in placing.  Thanks so very much!!

2024 Summer Music Institute

SMI Link Info 

About our program:
The Orange County Music Educators Association runs a 5 day (3 hours a day) Band,
Chorus, and String Ensemble experience for Elementary – High School students –
culminating with a free public concert. A Jazz Improvisation class is also available for

New Schedule Format – Dates & Times
July 15 – 19, 2024
9:00am – 12:00pm Daily
Final Concert – July 19, 6:00pm

Monroe Woodbury High School

Registration Fee:
$160 If postmarked by July 5, 2024


$170 “Late Registration” if postmarked after July 5, 2024
● Note: Please contact us to request financial assistance if the registration fee is
prohibitive to your child’s participation.

How to register:
OPTION #1 – Printable Registration Form::

Three file options for your convenience:

Google Form of the Registration Form
PDF file of the Registration Form
Microsoft Word file of the registration form

1. Print out and complete the registration form
2. Mail the completed registration form with a check payable to OCMEA to:
OCMEA SMI, C/O A. Contzius, 10 Van Wyck Court, Wallkill, NY 12589
Note: Do not mail this registration form AFTER July 5. Instead either use
the below online registration form or email Mrs. Contzius for further instructions
at: OCMEAsummermusic@gmail.com.

OPTION #2 –  Summer Music Institute Online Registration Form 

1. Submit the above online registration form.
2. Print out and mail in the below MEDICAL FORM along a check payable to

OCMEA SMI, C/O A. Contzius, 10 Van Wyck Court, Wallkill, NY 12589

Three file options for your convenience:

Google Form of Medical Form
PDF file of the Medical Form

● Address questions to Ashley Contzius via email: OCMEAsummermusic@gmail.com.

Which ensemble will I be in?

Intermediate Band

Entering 5th – 7th grades (one year experience minimum)
Senior Band Entering 8th – 12th grades

Intermediate Strings

Entering 5th – 8th grades (one year experience minimum)
Senior Strings Entering 8th – 12th grades
Intermediate Chorus Entering 4th – 7th grades
Senior Chorus Entering 8th – 12th grades

Students may participate in on or two groups:
Students who choose two groups will split their time between them each day (e.g an
instrumental group and a chorus). The Improvisation Class is for instrumentalists only. This
class will run during the first four days only. Students will split their time between their music ensemble and the Improvisation class.

There is quite a few openings for music teachers. Please see this link http://www.orangecmeany.org/musical-jobs-of-interest-in-the-area/

Great opportunity!

Hey all you singers out there, why not join the OCCC Chorus? So, now you can…and at no charge. Click here!

Great news from Newburgh Chamber Music Series

 OCMEA Google Calendar

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