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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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Position opening: Intermediate Chorus Director (mixed chorus, grades 4 – 7) for the 2014 OCMEA Summer Music Institute.

The Summer Music Institute provides elementary through high school band, chorus, and string students with a two-week large ensemble experience. The program culminates with a free public concert.

Qualifications: Applicant must be a highly qualified public school choral conductor and a member of OCMEA.

Work dates: July 7 - 10 and July 14 – 17

Location: Goshen High School, Goshen, NY

Work hours:

July 7 (8:30am - 12:30pm)

July 8 - 10 and July 14 - 17 (9:30am - 12:30pm)

July 17 final concert (5:00pm - 8:30pm)

Job expectations: Conductor will prepare their chorus to perform at the Summer Music Institute’s finale concert. The conductor is responsible for supplying their own music (e.g. from own library or by borrowing music from other schools in our county).

To apply: Email the below to Ari Contzius, SMI Artistic Director at acontzius@ws.k12.ny.us .

1.  letter of intent explaining your qualification for this position

2.  resume

3.  contact information for two references

Application deadline: May 2, 2014
Tony Ravinsky 
Cornwall Central High School 
Choral Director / Tech Director
OCMEA President


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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)



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