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Welcome to OCMEA OraOr


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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Snow Date for Elementary Auditions

Elementary Auditions have been moved to the snow date, Wednesday, 1.27.16, C.J. Hooker Middle School, Goshen, NY


For those who knew Ken Sickinger, his memorial service will be held 1.30.16 at Leptondale Bible Church in Newburgh.


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OCMEA 2015-2016 Calendar

updated 12.13.15

January 7 (Thurs) Scholarship Auditions (Washingtonville HS)
8 (Fri) Snow date for Scholarship Audition (WHS)
20 (Wed) Jazz Auditions (WVHS)
21 (Thurs) Snow Date for Jazz Audition (WVHS)
23 (Sat) Elementary Auditions (Washingtonville MS)
27 (Wed) Snow dates for Elementary Auditions (CJ Hooker)
29 – 30 (Fri-Sat) High School Festival (CCHS)


February 5 - 6 (Fri-Sat) Snow Date for High School Festival (CCHS)

20 (Sat) JH Auditions (WVMS)
27(Sat) Snow dates for JH Auditions (WVMS)


March 4-7 (Fri-Sun) NYSBDA Festival (Syracuse)


April 6 (Wed) JH Orchestra Pre-Rehearsal (MWMS)

15 - 16 (Fri-Sat) Junior High Festival (PBHS)
27 (Wed) Elementary / Jazz Pre-Rehearsal (MWMS)
29 -30 (Fri-Sat) Elementary Festival / Jazz Festival (WVHS)


Audition Sign-up Deadlines
Junior HS– December 11, 2015
Elementary Chorus-February 19, 2016
Register and sign up students through solochair.com
All sign-up forms/commitment contracts AND medical forms must be postmarked by the date listed above.


Audition Results Mailing Dates
Scholarship Auditions – January 15, 2016
Jazz – January 29, 2016
Elementary – February 5, 2016
JHS – March 4, 2016


Official results will be e-mailed by the date given for each festival. Please do not request or disclose results until you receive them by e-mail.




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