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2021 OMEA Virtual State Conference -

Eugene, Oregon January 15 - 16, 2021

Are you an exhibitor? Check out our virtual exhibiting options in Guidebook here


Conference Chair- Kristi Stingle

All-State Co-Chairs - Branden & Megan Hansen

2021 Conference Session Proposals and Concert Hour Submissions - Opening April 2020 & Closing June 15, 2020


All-Northwest in Spokane, WA - Link to the All-Northwest audition information website


OMEA Timeline, Policies and Procedures, & Deadlines

for the 2020-2021 Conference and All-State Events

By 9/1/2020

Audition Uploads and Initial Registrations are open in OPUS.

On 10/1/2020

Virtual Conference registration opens on

By 10/23/2020

Deadline for Teachers to upload audition recordings by 11:59:59PM.

On 11/6/2020

Screening feedback sent to teachers for middle and high school. Placements for high school ensembles sent to teachers.

On 11/8/2020

Pre-registration rate for the virtual conference closes at 11:59:59 PM

On 11/9/2020

Virtual Conference registration rates increase


Conference sessions begin



OMEA Board of Control winter meeting held at the Graduate Hotel



OMEA Board Meetings

Saturday, September 19, 2020: Full Board, Plus Conference Planning Team - Virtual


TBA: Conference Planning Team Meeting - 10:00 - 3:00 - The Graduate Hotel Eugene - 66 E 6th Ave, Eugene, OR


Sunday, January 17, 2021: Full Board - 8:30 - 12:00 - Virtual


Saturday, April 24, 2021: Full Board - 8:30-3:30 - Virtual


Oregon Music Educator Journal

Submit articles for the Journal
Fall Submissions            Deadline - 8/15, Scheduled Mailing Date -10/30
Spring Submissions       Deadline - 2/15, Scheduled Mailing Date - 4/30

Journal Guidelines

State Small Chamber Ensemble Contest

District Contest Result Deadline: 

School Information Deadline: 

Final Schedule Posted: 

State Chamber Ensemble Championships at Mt. Hood Community College: April 30, 2021

OMEA Chair- Dan Judd

Associate Chair - Gary Riler



OSAA State Solo Contest

District Registration Deadline: TBA

School Registration Deadline: TBA

Schedule Posted: TBA

Add/Drop Cut-off: TBA

Schedule Change/Accompanist Change Cut-Off: TBA 

State Solo Championship at Pacific University: 


OMEA Chair- Tom Muller
OSAA Solo Administrator- Kyle Stanfield

OSAA Choir Championships

Registration Deadline- TBA

OMEA Chair- Matt Strauser
OSAA Choir Administrator- Kelly Foster

OSAA Band/Orchestra Championships

Registration Deadline- TBA

OMEA Chair- Chuck Bolton
Band/Orchestra Administrator - K.T. Emerson


OMEA State Jazz Competition

Cut-off date for qualifying scores and recordings: TBA

Friday, May 21 (1A-4A) & Saturday, May 22 (5A-6A), 2021 at Mt Hood Community College
Webpage Link

OMEA Jazz Chair: Dan Davey


OSAA Activities Page

Important Links:

OMEA Advocacy Website

Program Standards for Administrators and Teachers





OMEA Policies and Procedures

Oregon American String Teachers Association Website 

Oregon Band Directors Association Website

Oregon Choral Directors Association Website

Elementary Music Teachers